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Overview

Introduction to Homewood, Alabama

Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles S of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 140 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Homewood History

Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham. The city was officially incorporated in 1927. In 1929, it annexed the town of Hollywood, which was incorporated on January 14, 1927. The city's neighborhood is mostly made up of Spanish Mission style and Tudor style houses. In fact, most of these houses were constructed between 1926 and 1929. Hollywood Historic District was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Homewood and nearby Attractions

  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Homewood

Homewood provides easy access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Southern Museum of Flight, Tannehill Historical State Park, and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium. Some of the local parts are the West Homewood Park, Overton Park, Patriot Park, Woodland Park, and Homewood Park. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Village on Green Springs Shopping Center, Brookwood Village Shopping Center, Red Mountain Plaza Shopping Center, West Valley Plaza Shopping Center, and Gilcrest Shopping Center.

Homewood Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Birmingham International Airport.

Homewood Higher Education

Birmingham Southern College, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Lawson State Community College, and Southeastern Bible College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,652
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens8.4%
Employed Population 16+13,813
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.4%
Median Earnings25+$47,026
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,569
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,044

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,266
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$985
Median House Value$299,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
English15.2%
Irish12.6%
German9.3%
Scottish4.5%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Arab2.6%
Polish1.5%
Greek1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Lebanese1%
African0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Kenyan0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Homewood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35209
P.O. Box Zip Codes35259
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.47
Approximate Longitude-86.81

Homewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches
StationCHILDERSBURG WATER PLANT
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 78 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,424$39,455
Fairfield10,937$40,750
Hoover84,100$101,608
Midfield5,260$43,149
Mountain Brook20,532$154,313
Vestavia Hills34,243$124,620

Homewood Public Libraries

Homewood Public Library
1721 OXMOOR ROAD
Homewood, Alabama
(205) 332-6600

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Homewood Public Schools

Edgewood Elem Sch
901 College Ave
ZIP: 35209
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Homewood High Sch
1901 S Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 35209
High
Total Enrollment 1105
Homewood Middle Sch
395 Mecca Avenue
ZIP: 35209
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
Hall Kent Elem Sch
213 Hall Ave
ZIP: 35209
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Shades Cahaba Elem Sch
3001 Independence Drive
ZIP: 35209
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
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