The Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area, commonly called Greater Birmingham, encompasses a 7 county in central Alabama.
In comparison to other metros, the Birmingham metro overall is relatively less densely populated, averaging around 214 people per square mile. Traditionally known in its earliest days as one of the most important industrial hubs in the Deep South, focusing on iron, steel and the railways, the metro area now is increasingly becoming the home of Asian nationalities.
Though their populations are still relatively small, many of the people groups maintain their unique socio-cultural identity by forming local ethnic associations.
Total Population: 1,145,647
(An increase of 1.56 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 46,059
- Language Spoken at Home - 59,258
[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]