Zip Code 35242 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBirmingham
Zip Code StateAlabama
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Shelby
Secondary County: Jefferson
Area Code205
Current Population:49545
Racial Majority:White 78.48%
Public School Racial Majority:White 75.4%
Unemployment Rate:2.1%
Median Household Income$85653
Average Adjusted Gross Income$144730
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time25.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range532 - 919 ft.
Area56 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)33.42357700, -86.67016200

Zip Code 35242 Description

Zip Code 35242 is located in the state of Alabama in the Birmingham metro area. Zip code 35242 is primarily located in Shelby County. Portions of 35242 are also located in Jefferson County. The official US Postal Service name for 35242 is BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. Portions of zip code 35242 are contained within or border the city limits of Birmingham, AL, Hoover, AL, Vestavia Hills, AL, Lake Purdy, AL, Meadowbrook, AL, Indian Springs Village, AL, Pelham, AL, Chelsea, AL, Irondale, AL, and Cahaba Heights, AL. The area code for zip code 35242 is 205. 35242 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Alabama.

The current unemployment level in 35242 is 2.1% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.2% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 3.7% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 35242 increased to 49545 from 32244 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 35242 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 35242 public schools is White. 16% of students in 35242 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 40284 78.48% 41198 -2%
 Black Or African American 5031 9.8% 3930 +28%
 Hispanic 2862 5.58% 2037 +41%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 54 0.11% 83 -35%
 Asian 2267 4.42% 1745 +30%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 13 -100%
 Other Race 56 0.04% 56 -63%
 Two Or More Races 483 1.58% 483 +68%

Zip Code 35242 Race/Ethnicity

 White 75.4%
 Black Or African American 12.6%
 Hispanic 5%
 Asian 5.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1.6%

Zip Code 35242 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population4954532244
Male Population49.00%
Female Population51.00%
Total Households19942
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
0.0%
Median Household Income$85653
Income Under $50K Per Year28.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year43.70%
35242 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Alabama District 6Gary PalmerRepublican
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35242 Alabama State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
43Arnold MooneyRepublican
45Dickie DrakeRepublican
48Jim CarnsRepublican
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35242 Alabama State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
15Dan RobertsRepublican
16J. T. WaggonerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$480967
Average Real Estate Sale Price$300806
Current Unemployment Level 2.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level2.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.1%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 67f - Southern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys and Low Rolling Hills
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 35242 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)32354248576569686250413550
Avg Max Temp (°F)54596775818891908576655774
Avg Precip (In.)5.814.696.434.834.734.135.133.484.243.254.764.7756.26
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
CBSA Type35242
CBSA Population1133874
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours