Overview

Introduction to Mountain Brook, Alabama

Mountain Brook, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles SE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Mountain Brook History

Mountain Brook was developed in 1929 by a local developer called Robert Jemison. The city was incorporated on May 24, 1942. Warren H. Manning, the Boston - based landscape architect, called for the estate - sized lots. The bridle paths and the nature preserves helped to create a recreational network within the area. The City of Mountain Brook is also referred to as "The Tiny Kingdom".

Mountain Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Mountain Brook

The city of Mountain Brook hosts the Dawg Daze Art and Music Festival in the month of August. There are quite a few museums near Mountain Brook like the Birmingham Museum of Art and Southern Museum of Flight. Other places of interest are Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium.

Mountain Brook Transportation

Air transport is available from Birmingham International Airport.

Mountain Brook Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and many other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,438
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+8,748
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married69.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher85.4%
Median Earnings25+$78,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$160,852
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,225
Median House Value$578,100

Ancestry

English20.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.1%
German9.3%
Irish8.4%
Scottish4.6%
French Except Basque3%
Italian2.7%
Polish1%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.7%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
South African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
African0.1%
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Mountain Brook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35223
P.O. Box Zip Codes35253
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.52
Approximate Longitude-86.79

Mountain Brook 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
Distance4.6 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
StationPINSON
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance15.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,265$41,185
Fairfield10,850$45,934
Homewood25,678$100,847
Irondale12,453$56,031
Tarrant6,238$33,800
Vestavia Hills34,003$132,122

Mountain Brook Public Libraries

Mountain Brook - Emmet O`neal Library
50 OAK STREET
Mountain Brook, Alabama
(205) 879-0459

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Mountain Brook Public Schools

Cherokee Bend Elem Sch
4400 Fair Oaks Dr
ZIP: 35213
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Crestline Elem Sch
3785 Jackson Blvd
ZIP: 35213
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Mt Brook Jr High Sch
205 Overbrook Dr
ZIP: 35213
Middle
Total Enrollment 1091
Brookwood Forest Elem Sch
3701 S Brookwood Rd
ZIP: 35223
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Mt Brook Elem Sch
3020 Cambridge Rd
ZIP: 35223
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Mt Brook High Sch
3650 Bethune Dr
ZIP: 35223
High
Total Enrollment 1063
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