Birmingham Real Estate Market: April 2024 Stats and Trends

Birmingham Real Estate Market: April 2024 Stats and Trends

Real estate has become a popular avenue for people looking to diversify their income streams and potentially hedge against inflation. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in investing, Birmingham, AL, is certainly worth considering.

In central northern Alabama, the city of Birmingham is a bustling hub of food, culture, and community. It’s also designated as the entertainment hub of Alabama. Surrounded by national forests, reservoirs, and with a variety of local universities, the city is a popular location for both Alabama natives and transplants alike.  

Named after Birmingham, UK, for its industrial beginnings, it’s the only place in the US that has all of the ingredients to make iron—coal, iron ore, and limestone—in one centralized location. The city's history is tied closely to its industrial roots that can still be felt today, with many historic homes dotting the area. 

But what about the Birmingham real estate market in April 2024? What do stats and trends look like contemporarily? Facts and figures are constantly changing, so we’ve gathered all the most up-to-date information for you.

Here are some of the top trends for the Birmingham real estate market (April 2024):

Birmingham General Statistics

  • Population (city proper): 196,353 

  • Population (metro area): 1,116,857 

  • Area (city proper): 147 sq. mi.  

  • Area (metro area): 4,488.7 sq. mi.

  • Median Age: 35.2 

  • GDP (metro area): $79 Billion

  • Unemployment rate (metro area): 3.1% (up .7% Since December 2023)

  • Top employers: Encompass Health, Regions Bank, BFW Liquidations LLC, University of Alabama Birmingham, BE&K, Vulcan Materials, BL Harbert International, UAB Medicine, Motion Industries, Alabama Power.  

  • Highest paying jobs: Physician, Hospitalist Physician, Hematologist, Cardiologist, Internist, Medical Director, Hospitalist, Radiologist, Rheumatologist, Psychiatrist. 

  • Median income (per capita): $29,492

  • Median income (household): $39,326

Birmingham Real Estate Market (April 2024) Statistics

  • Neighborhoods: 88

  • Homes for sale as of April 2024: 1,500 

  • Median list price: 179.9K (down .4% since January 2024)

  • Median sold price: $225K (up 2% Since January 2024)

  • Sale-to-list price ratio: 98.3%

  • Median price per square foot: $116 

  • Median days on market: 47 

  • Rental vacancy rate: 6.4%

  • Homeowner vacancy rate: 3.6%

  • One-year appreciation rate: -4.1%

  • Average rent: 1,297 (up 0.2% since March 2023)

  • Price-to-rent ratio: 14.8

  • Most expensive neighborhoods:  


Average Monthly Rent 

Median Listing Price

Redmont Park



Shoal Creek



Brook Highland



Highland Lakes



Forest Park



  • Least expensive neighborhoods:


Median Monthly Rent 

Median Listing Price




Norwood & Druid Hills



Harriman Park



Oakwood Place






Final Thoughts: Birmingham Real Estate Market (April 2024) Trends

The Birmingham real estate market is constantly changing and evolving. But the potential for investors to profit is near-constant. Whether you’re an experienced real estate investor or brand new to the industry, the Birmingham real estate market could provide ample opportunity to build your portfolio.

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