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Data Last Updated: April 1, 2023

Zip Code 35242, Birmingham, AL

ZIP Code 35242 Details

Zip Code:35242
State:AL [Alabama]
Counties:SHELBY, AL
Multi County:Yes
City Alias(es):Birmingham
Shoal Creek
Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hls
Area Code:205
City Type:P [Post Office]
Classification: [Non-Unique]
Time Zone:Central (GMT -06:00)
Observes Daylight Saving:Yes
Elevation:585 ft
State FIPS:01
County FIPS:117
Division:East South Central
Intro Date:<2004-10

ZIP Code 35242 2010 Census Demographics

Current Population:61,315
2010 Population:49,545
Households per ZIP Code:19,942
Average House Value:$380,400
Avg. Income Per Household:$107,191
Persons Per Household:2.48
White Population:42,871
Black Population:4,139
Hispanic Population:2,037
Asian Population:1,982
American Indian Population:243
Hawaiian Population:40
Other Population:931
Male Population:24,273
Female Population:25,272
Median Age:38.50 years
Male Median Age:37.50 years
Female Median Age:39.30 years

ZIP Code 35242 Other Demographics

# Residential Mailboxes:24,724
# Business Mailboxes:1,590
Total Delivery Receptacles:25,634
Number of Businesses:1685
1st Quarter Payroll:$530,667,000
Annual Payroll:$1,766,217,000
# of Employees:29,452
Water Area:2.145 sq mi
Land Area:52.368 sq mi
118th Congressional District:06
118th Congressional Land Area:4170.78 sq mi
Single Family Delivery Units:17,021
Multi Family Delivery Units:6,463
# Residential Mailboxes:24,724
# Business Mailboxes:1,590
Total Delivery Receptacles:25,634

ZIP Code 35242 Social Security Benefits

  2018 2019 Delta
Total Beneficiaries: 9,550 9,975 +425
Retired Workers: 7,455 7,845 +390
Disabled Workers: 595 590 -5
Widow(er)s and Parents: 560 580 +20
Spouses: 520 545 +25
Children: 420 415 -5
65+: 8,135 8,570 +435
Monthly Benefits - All: $16,337,000 $17,682,000 +$1,345,000
Monthly Benefits - Retired Workers: $13,542,000 $14,747,000 +$1,205,000
Monthly Benefits - Widow(ers): $965,000 $1,034,000 +$69,000

ZIP Code 35242 Statistical Areas

CBSA: 13820
CBSA Name: Birmingham-Hoover, AL
CBSA Type: Metro
CBSA Division: 
CBSA Division Name: 
CBSA Population:1,128,047
CBSA Division Population:0
MSA: 1000
MSA Name: Birmingham, AL MSA
PMSA Name: 
City State Key:Y10114
Preferred Last Line Key:Y10114
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  1. U.S. Postal Service [Last Updated: 4/1/2023],
  2. Internal Data Creation [Last Updated: 4/1/2023],
  3. U.S. Geological Survey [Updated as needed],
  4. U.S. Census [Updated Yearly],
  5. U.S. Census American National Standards Institute (ANSI) [Last Updated: 4/1/2023],
  6. U.S. Census 2010 [Decennial] [Last Updated: 1/1/2010],
  7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Updated Yearly],