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Birmingham is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.

The community was named after the city in England.

The latitude of Birmingham is 42.546N. The longitude is -83.211W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 778 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,161.


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Median household income
Local
$80,861
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Birmingham demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Bloomfield
· Hamilton's
· Hunter's
· Piety Hill
· Willets'
The city was founded by John and Rufus Hunter, brothers who built a cabin here in 1817.

Birmingham is one of the few Detroit suburbs with a busy downtown commercial district.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Laura Innes, actress
· Christine Lahti, actress
· David Spade, actor, comedian
· Tim Allen, comedian
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fine Art Festival - May 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Birmingham web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
X is an old-fashioned, solidly Michigan girl from Birmingham, whom I met in Ann Arbor. Her father, Henry, was a Soapy Williams best-of-his-generation liberal who still owns a plant that stamps out rubber gaskets for a giant machine that stamps out car fenders, though he is now a Republican and rich as a Pharaoh.
-- The Sportswriter
Richard Ford

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Birmingham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48084 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Birmingham residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Birmingham ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Birmingham was $59,314, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

67% of Birmingham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Birmingham festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Birmingham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $906.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,717.


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Libraries in Birmingham include Baldwin Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Birmingham political report.

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Restaurants

Birmingham restaurants taking online reservations include Big Rock Chop House, Cameron's Steakhouse - Birmingham, Mitchell's Fish Market - Birmingham ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Birmingham workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Birmingham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Birmingham include Holiday Inn Express Birmingham, Townsend Hotel.

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“ X is an old-fashioned, solidly Michigan girl from Birmingham, whom I met in Ann Arbor. Her father, Henry, was a Soapy Williams best-of-his-generation liberal who still owns a plant that stamps out rubber gaskets for a giant machine that stamps out car fenders, though he is now a Republican and rich as a Pharaoh. ”
~ The Sportswriter
Richard Ford

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