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Overview

Introduction to Birmingham, Michigan

Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 5 miles SW of Troy, Michigan and 17 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Birmingham History

The city of Birmingham was originally a part of the 1807 Treaty of Detroit, through which Native American tribes ceded the land that currently makes up Southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio to the United States government. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1819. It was incorporated as a village in the year 1864. In 1933, Birmingham was reincorporated as a city. It was named after Birmingham, England.

Birmingham and nearby Attractions

  • Artspace II
  • Hunter House Museum
  • Troy Museum & Historic Village
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Dodge 4 State Park

Things To Do In Birmingham

Birmingham offers a number of parks that come with several amenities such as sledding hills, baseball diamonds, golf courses, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. You can also enjoy summer music concerts, village fairs and art shows at the Shain Park. In addition, Birmingham includes several art galleries and museums such as Robert Kidd Gallery, Cowboy Trader Gallery, David Klein Gallery, Artspace II and the Hunter House Museum.

Birmingham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.

Birmingham Higher Education

Birmingham Bible Institute, Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Schoolcraft College, Lawrence Technological University and Oakland University provide higher educational facilities to the residents of Birmingham.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,836
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+10,711
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.7%
Median Earnings25+$77,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,722

Wealth

Median Family Income$156,800
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,414
Median House Value$467,700

Ancestry

German19.9%
Irish15.1%
English14.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
Polish10.2%
Italian7.9%
Scottish4.2%
Arab3.7%
Russian3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Canadian2.1%
Dutch2%
Greek1.9%
Lebanese1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Norwegian1%
US/American0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Iraqi0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Maltese0.4%
African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Australian0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
South African0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
British0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Birmingham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48009
P.O. Box Zip Codes48012
Phone Area Codes248,313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.54
Approximate Longitude-83.21

Birmingham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley15,269$92,473
Beverly Hills10,424$147,153
Bingham Farms1,189$154,375
Bloomfield Hills3,981$220,625
Clawson12,006$85,387
Lathrup Village4,151$118,295

Birmingham Public Libraries

Baldwin Public Library
300 WEST MERRILL STREET
Birmingham, Michigan
(248) 647-1700

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Birmingham Public Schools

Derby Middle School
1300 Derby Rd
ZIP: 48009
(248) 203-5003
Middle
Total Enrollment 810
Ernest W. Seaholm High School
2436 West Lincoln St
ZIP: 48009
(248) 203-3702
High
Total Enrollment 1351
Pierce Elementary School
1829 Pierce St
ZIP: 48009
(248) 203-4337
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Quarton Elementary
771 Chesterfield Ave
ZIP: 48009
(248) 203-3429
Primary
Total Enrollment 461

Birmingham Private Schools

Eton Academy
1755 E Melton Rd
ZIP: 48009
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 188
Gateway Montessori School
300 Willits St
ZIP: 48009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Our Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool
1658 E Lincoln St
ZIP: 48009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
Roeper School
1051 Oakland Ave
ZIP: 48009
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 501
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