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Birmingham, Michigan

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Birmingham is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. It is a relatively affluent suburb of Detroit with an upscale, pedestrian-friendly downtown that attracts shoppers from throughout the metropolitan area.

Geography

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Location of Birmingham, Michigan

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²). 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,291 people, 9,131 households, and 5,076 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,558.2/km² (4,038.4/mi²). There are 9,700 housing units at an average density of 783.5/km² (2,030.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.13% White, 0.91% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,131 households out of which 24.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% are married couples living together, 6.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% are non-families. 38.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.11 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $80,861, and the median income for a family is $110,627. Males have a median income of $78,865 versus $51,834 for females. The per capita income for the city is $59,314. 2.9% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.5% of those under the age of 18 and 3.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Trivia

Two current Hollywood celebrities--actor/comedian David Spade and actress Christine Lahti claim Birmingham as their birthplace, although the city has never been home to any modern-day hospital.

Graduates of Birmingham Seaholm High School include actor/comedian Tim Allen (1971), actor/director Mike Binder and folk singer Noel "Paul" Stookey.


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