Birmingham, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Birmingham, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Birmingham had a population of 21,262 as of July 1, 2018. Birmingham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Birmingham is located at latitude 42.5448 and longitude -83.2166 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Birmingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The City of Birmingham (GNIS ID: 1625941) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Birmingham, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,262
Population in Households 21,261
Population in Familes 16,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 4,437
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $119,701
Average Household Income $177,923
Per Capita Income $79,435


Total Housing Units 10,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,777 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,715 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 776 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $431,857
Average Home Value $522,212


Total Households 9,492
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.68% 0.58%
Households 0.59% 0.57%
Families 0.32% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Birmingham, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birmingham to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 55 92nd
Population Density # 25 97th
Diversity Index # 215 69th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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