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Birmingham, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Birmingham had a population of 414 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Birmingham is located at latitude 40.8775 and longitude -91.9479 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Birmingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Birmingham (GNIS ID: 2394174) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Birmingham is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Birmingham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Birmingham, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 414
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $82,353
Average Home Value $103,454


Median Household Income $43,726
Average Household Income $49,289
Per Capita Income $20,412
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.25% -0.29%
Households -1.48% -0.35%
Families -0.54% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Birmingham, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birmingham to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 518 49th
Population Density1 # 716 29th
Diversity Index2 # 443 56th
Median Household Income # 824 18th
Per Capita Income # 978 3rd

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