Zip Code 35243 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBirmingham
Zip Code StateAlabama
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Jefferson
Secondary County: Shelby
Area Code205
Alternate Zip Code NamesCAHABA HEIGHTS
CAHABA HTS
MOUNTAIN BRK
VESTAVIA
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesMTN BROOK
Current Population:17328
Racial Majority:White 91.01%
Public School Racial Majority:White 48.9%
Unemployment Rate:2.0%
Median Household Income$74864
Average Adjusted Gross Income$147390
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time21.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range551 - 751 ft.
Area13 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)33.44133400, -86.74084900

Zip Code 35243 Description

Zip Code 35243 is located in the state of Alabama in the Birmingham metro area. Zip code 35243 is primarily located in Jefferson County. Portions of 35243 are also located in Shelby County. The official US Postal Service name for 35243 is BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. Portions of zip code 35243 are contained within or border the city limits of Vestavia Hills, AL, Mountain Brook, AL, Cahaba Heights, AL, Birmingham, AL, and Hoover, AL. The area code for zip code 35243 is 205. 35243 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Alabama.

The current unemployment level in 35243 is 2.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.6% 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 35243 increased to 17328 from 16535 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 35243 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 35243 public schools is White. 47.8% of students in 35243 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 15388 91.01% 15758 -2%
 Black Or African American 766 4.53% 558 +37%
 Hispanic 264 1.56% 402 -34%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.05% 44 -82%
 Asian 355 2.1% 389 -9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 19 0% 19 -100%
 Two Or More Races 153 0.75% 153 -17%

Zip Code 35243 Race/Ethnicity

 White 48.9%
 Black Or African American 32.8%
 Hispanic 10.3%
 Asian 4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 3.7%

Zip Code 35243 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1732816535
Male Population47.20%
Female Population52.80%
Total Households7887
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.8%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
66.7%
Median Household Income$74864
Income Under $50K Per Year33.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year31.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year35.60%
35243 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Alabama District 6Gary PalmerRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Alabama Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$439700
Average Real Estate Sale Price$331583
Current Unemployment Level 2.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level1.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago1.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 67h - Southern Sandstone Ridges
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 35243 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)32354248576569686250413550
Avg Max Temp (°F)53586774818891908575655674
Avg Precip (In.)5.754.596.374.794.84.065.133.474.223.274.744.7455.96
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
CBSA Type35243
CBSA Population1133874
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours