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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Birmingham, AL advisors have helped 5577 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 385 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $7450 per month.

For many people, an independent living community in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama is the ideal choice. It provides an opportunity to enjoy the very best of life while getting a bit more help around the home. Birmingham is a modern and upscale city with plenty of parks, outstanding theaters, and some fantastic shopping. Whether you take public transportation such as DART or you are in a car going down I-20, you are sure to find plenty of things to do and see many of which are within a few minutes of the independent living communities in Birmingham.

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  • Town Village Vestavia Hills

    Town Village Vestavia Hills

    2385 Dolly Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
    (21)
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    Town Village is much more than senior living —it's a way of life. We strive to provide a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships, life enrichment activities and attention to every detail. Come sit by the stone fireplace, catch up over a cup of coffee, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool....

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  • Cahaba Ridge

    Cahaba Ridge

    3090 Healthy Way, Birmingham, AL 35243
    (6)
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    Cahaba Ridge Retirement Community is a part of Resort Lifestyle Communities. The company prides itself on providing a 'resort lifestyle' in its independent retirement communities. Cahaba Ridge will offer an all-inclusive experience where one price takes care of all residents' daily needs, including...

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  • Kirkwood by the River

    Kirkwood by the River

    3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
    (2)
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    Kirkwood by the River was founded as a nonprofit in 1980 by Independent Presbyterian Church to offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Medicare Rehabilitation. Set on 120 acres on the Cahaba River, Kirkwood by the River feels miles away from the...

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  • Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    3850 Galleria Woods Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244
    (8)
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    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities.  Located on 20 wooded acres in Birmingham’s prestigious Riverchase area, our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) gives you a maintenance-free lifestyle with the retirement you deserve. Our community has a full continuum of care...

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  • The Bluffs of Greystone (Opening Spring 2020)

    The Bluffs of Greystone (Opening Spring 2020)

    6328 Farley Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242
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  • Brookdale University Park

    Brookdale University Park

    400 University Park Drive, Homewood, AL 35209
    (27)
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    Come see if our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is the right fit for you and your family. Here you’ll have independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. So if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you want and the...

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  • Chateau Vestavia Retirement

    Chateau Vestavia Retirement

    2435 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    (9)
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    From the moment you walk through the door, you will experience the difference that is Chateau Vestavia. Family owned and locally operated, we are a part of the beautiful Vestavia Hills community. Our caring professional staff is committed to making this the most worry-free time of your life. We take...

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  • Pleasant Villa Retirement Home

    Pleasant Villa Retirement Home

    3380 Pleasant Villa Drive, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
    (8)
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    A family-owned facility with 32 apartments, Pleasant Villa offers you a great value in Independent Living. All rents include 3 meals daily, all utilities including cable TV, weekly housekeeping services, activities twice a day, transportation coordination, weekly shopping services, use of our chapel...

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  • Magnolia Village

    424 Dean Ln, Gardendale, AL 35071
    (3)
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    Magnolia Village is an independent living community in the family friendly town of Gardendale, AL near Birmingham. At Magnolia Village, our goal is to provide residents and their families with a caring community where they can thrive while maintaining their independence. We strive to make our...

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  • Rocky Ridge Retirement Community

    Rocky Ridge Retirement Community

    3517 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216
    (35)
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    Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on picturesque grounds in the scenic, quiet community of Hoover, you'll love the inviting elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of our nearby community. We're just minutes from...

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  • Danberry at Inverness

    235 Inverness Center Dr, Hoover, AL 35242
    (35)
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    Danberry at Inverness reflects a complete break from the conventions of ordinary senior living communities by embracing a distinctive philosophy focused on celebrating life with style. Here, you will find every convenience and amenity imaginable for active adults over 55, including a full complement...

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  • Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

    Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

    200 One Nineteen Blvd, Hoover, AL 35242
    (3)
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    Nestled in an attractively landscaped and wooded pocket of Birmingham, AL, Somerby St. Vincent's One Nineteen provides all that seniors desire from Independent living, Assisted living and specialized Somerside Memory Care options. Somerby offers a comfortable, convenient and rewarding senior living...

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  • Peachtree Senior Living

    Peachtree Senior Living

    3740 Eagle Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
    (15)
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    Peachtree Senior Living is an assisted and independent living community offering personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in an intimate, professionally managed setting. We are proud to celebrate our 100% DEFICIENCY FREE state survey!!! Peachtree's Assisted Living is...

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  • HarborChase of Jasper

    HarborChase of Jasper

    2100 Viking Dr, Jasper, AL 35501
    (5)
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    Jasper is located in the Northwest part of Alabama. It is a community with beautiful nature, and a rich historical heritage. Here you'll find the home you've been looking for...HarborChase of Jasper Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Our community is unique in that we...

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  • Congregate Housing at Cahaba Trace

    Congregate Housing at Cahaba Trace

    208 Pierson Avenue, Centreville, AL 35042
    (2)
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    Congregate Housing at Cahaba Trace 208 Pierson Avenue Centreville, AL 35042, US

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  • Pine Valley

    Pine Valley

    800 Rice Valley Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (5)
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    Pine Valley Retirement Community, a tradition in southern active retirement living, has over 25 years of experience in providing quality independent living and assisted living care for seniors at an affordable cost with no buy-in required. Nestled on 10 acres of tall pines and flowering gardens,...

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  • Regency Pointe

    Regency Pointe

    510 E Grand Avenue, Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (3)
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    The Premier Senior Living Community in the South! Discover the comfort and classic southern charm that is Regency Pointe senior living. Located near the banks of the Coosa River in Rainbow City, Alabama, our picturesque community is nestled among rolling hills, scenic forests and natural wild...

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  • Cherry Creek Village

    Cherry Creek Village

    507 Cherry Street NE, Attalla, AL 35954
    (5)
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    Cherry Creek Village, a unique, gated, Independent Living Community located between the historic cities of Gadsden and Attalla offering all-inclusive senior living. Cherry Creek Village is a place where our residents become family and your loved one's security is our purpose. When you become a part...

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  • McClellan Senior Living

    McClellan Senior Living

    41 Polksville Drive, Anniston, AL 36205
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    While you may have known Fort McClellan as a premier military installation in the Southeast, the fort's Army days are in the past. Today a portion of the former military base has a whole new mission. Welcome to the new McClellan, and welcome to Anniston, Alabama. A growing retirement destination in...

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  • Autumn Cove Retirement Community

    Autumn Cove Retirement Community

    4425 Greenbrier Dear Road, Anniston, AL 36207
    (25)
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    Autumn Cove is located on 25 landscaped acres in a pastoral setting in Golden Springs. Our beautifully designed 65 bed community is locally and veteran owned and features private studio-style and one-bedroom residences, as a well as two-bedroom private and companion suites. Licensed by the state of...

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  • The Terrace at Priceville

    The Terrace at Priceville

    200 Terrace Lane, Decatur, AL 35603
    (6)
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    Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville Senior Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care in Priceville, Alabama Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville! Our beautiful senior living retirement community offers Independent Living for active seniors, Assisted Living with the levels of care, and...

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  • Brookdale Cedar Springs

    Brookdale Cedar Springs

    2505 Spring Avenue Southwest, Decatur, AL 35601
    (25)
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    At our premier Decatur, Ala., retirement community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, we’re here to help you seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and yard maintenance for time...

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  • City Center Village

    City Center Village

    807 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601
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    City Center Village is a new concept in Senior Living. Located in the heart of Decatur, AL's Historic District, City Center Village offers residents more services and amenities, all for one affordable monthly fee. Gated and secure, we strive to give our residents a carefree lifestyle and the peace...

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  • Riverside Senior Living

    Riverside Senior Living

    1009 Line St NE, Decatur, AL 35601
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    Home Sweet Home! Steven has been a resident of Decatur since 1974 and June is a native of Decatur. Steven and June Hall purchased Riverside Senior Living in May 2008. Steven’s background is health care. His undergraduate degree is from the University of South Alabama in Health Sciences, his masters,...

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  • Redstone Village a CCRC

    12000 Turnmeyer Drive SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
    (15)
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    Huntsville Alabama's Premier Life Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living, Licensed Assisted Living, Licensed Specialty Care Assisted Living, and Licensed Skilled Nursing on a beautiful mountain top with scenic views.

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  • The Commons

    The Commons

    4300 Chris Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (5)
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    The Commons is Huntsville's first 55+ Active Adult Community and is very different from other apartments or retirement living options in our area. A 55+ Active Adult Community, like The Commons, is an age restricted community. That means we are required by the 1995 Housing for Older Persons Act to...

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  • Brookdale Jones Farm

    Brookdale Jones Farm

    2815 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (12)
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    At our luxurious, private retirement community in Huntsville, Ala., offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, you’re in the right place to seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Madison

    Merrill Gardens at Madison

    121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758
    (15)
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    Merrill Gardens at Madison is situated between Athens and Huntsville in Madison county. Enjoy being near shopping, outdoor recreation areas, hospitals and high-quality medical practices. Merrill Gardens at Madison is classically designed and offer a wellness center, well-appointed library and lots...

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  • Eastdale Estates

    Eastdale Estates

    5801 Eastdale Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
    (15)
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    Eastdale Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds in the heart of Montgomery, you'll love the tasteful elegance of our community while enjoying all the conveniences of living in the center of our great state's...

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  • The Lodge at Johns Road

    The Lodge at Johns Road

    451 Johns Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
    (3)
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    The Lodge at Johns Road, is Huntsville's newest '55 and better apartment home community! The Lodge at Johns Road offers Studio, 1-, 2- and 3- bedroom apartment homes ranging from 673 to 1,262 square feet. The community is brand new and has a fully secure entry, a library, gathering room, salon,...

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  • John Knox Manor I & III

    John Knox Manor I & III

    4401 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
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    John Knox Manor, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit community for seniors 62 years and older. Located near Baptist Medical Center South and various other medical facilities, you're loved one can feel safe and secure with staff on duty 24 hours a day. John Knox Retirement Tower is a 7 story building...

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  • CaraVita Village

    CaraVita Village

    4000 Fieldcrest Drive, Montgomery, AL 36111
    (6)
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    At CaraVita Village, we know that you would rather not spend your retirement having yet another set of responsibilities. That's why we strive to make life easier for the active seniors at our community. We offer all the conveniences of home without the hassle of home ownership, which means you can...

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  • Columbus Gardens

    Columbus Gardens

    1011 4th St, South, Columbus, MS 39701
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    Columbus Gardens offers elegant one and two bedroom apartment homes for those who want an independent lifestyle while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of senior living. This community offers responsive management, 24-hour emergency maintenance, washers and dryers, resident activities and a...

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  • Cottage Landing Senior Living

    Cottage Landing Senior Living

    150 Cottage Lane, Carrollton, GA 30117
    (26)
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    Cottage Landing is a warm, inviting retirement community offering seniors a variety of options to suit their individual circumstances and needs. New residents can initially select from among nine different spacious living arrangements depending upon the level of services they choose. If their needs...

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  • Plantation Manor

    6450 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy, McCalla, AL 35111
    (25)
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    The Plantation Manor is an assisted living community located in the heart of beautiful McCalla, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The town of McCalla is referred to by many as the jewel of the South. There are a number of activities that a senior can participate in when moving to this area. One of the...

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  • Skyline Village at Red Mountain

    Skyline Village at Red Mountain

    260 Goodwin Crest Dr, Homewood, AL 35209
    (8)
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  • Majestic Senior Living Bowdon

    501 Mitchell Ave, Bowdon, GA 30108
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  • North River Village

    5810 Rice Mine Rd NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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  • Traditions of Athens

    22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL 35613
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Birmingham, Alabama

Independent Living

If you want the peace of mind of having your housekeeping taken care of by professionals while living at your own pace, think about the option of an Independent Living Community. Basic needs such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is provided, allowing residents the autonomy to use their time as they see fit, free from daily obligations. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Typically consisting of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of private medical providers, they always have the option. There are a variety of advantages and costs to keep in mind while determining an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in your care plan: wellness program, housekeeping, initial assessment fee, cable TV, field trips, utilities, move-in fee, and private phone. The conveniences that pertain to independent living include healthcare center, golf course, beauty salon & barber shop, private rental hall, community activities, laundry service, concierge services, and game/TV room.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which destination is best for your loved one's needs. Birmingham has a median home value of $87,783 and the median cost of rent is $776 per month per month. The rent burden for Birmingham is around 19.5% of the average person's monthly income. The cost of living index for Birmingham is around 79.1 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything beneath 100 is less pricey than the national average. Birmingham has a grocery price index of about 90.3.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, especially those who live with chronic illnesses or those requiring long-term therapy, access to hospitals is a key component while selecting which care home is best. In total, there are 9 hospitals located in Birmingham which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Birmingham include St Vincent's Birmingham, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, and St Vincent's East.

Demographics and Values

Demographically, Birmingham is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, 71.6% black, 0.8% Asian, 24.6% white, 1.3% mixed race, 1.5% other or not specified, and 3.5% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Birmingham, 28.1% live in poverty, 7.1% are widows, 13.8% do not have health insurance, and 60.2% participate in the labor force. Based on gender, 52.7% are female and 47.3% are male. In Birmingham, 27.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.0% are over the age of 60, 5.5% are over the age of 70, and 3.8% are over the age of 80. The median age of Birmingham is 36 years old. Of the population of Birmingham 28.5% have a high-school diploma, 9.5% have a graduate degree, and 25.7% have a college degree. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Birmingham 40.2% are Baptists, 13.6% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 9.4% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Birmingham, out of the total population 0.6% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.5% practice Islam. In Birmingham, 15.9% are nonbelievers. During the previous presidential election, 44.3% voted Republican, 51.6% voted Democrat, and 4.1% voted for a third party candidate in Jefferson county. In terms of crime, Birmingham has 59.2 property crimes per 1000 residents and 12.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Birmingham has a population density of 556 people per square mile. The current population of Birmingham is shrinking at a rate of -0.005%. In Birmingham, 7.6% of the population are veterans. Birmingham is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a city can have a significant impact on the health of senior citizens. In the summer months, the average temperature in Birmingham is approximately 81°F. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 70°F in the month of June. The summer high temperature peaks at roughly 91°F in July. In the winter months, the temperature drops to around 48°F. The high winter temperature gets to about 59°F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to about 35 °F in the month of January. Birmingham has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Birmingham is approximately 54.8. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index rating is at its highest during June at around 69.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Birmingham receives approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically happens in July with an average of 6 inches in a month. Birmingham gets on average 1.30 inches of snow. On average, Birmingham has a humidity level of about 70%. The average humidity levels peak in July at roughly 73%.

State Information

An overview of Alabama

Based on natural beauty, Alabama ranks 35th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Alabama has a cost of living index rating of 90, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 72. In total, Alabama has 101 general hospitals and 164 health centers that provide care for 4,900,655 citizens. Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Alabama citizen is ranked 49th nation-wide. Additionally, Alabama is ranked 46th by standards of healthcare.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Alabama ranks 31st in the nation. In the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. In Alabama, 51% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 10,514 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges. In Alabama, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 8.15 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Alabama has an air quality index rating of around 38.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.4 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Alabama is around 79°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 62°F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 66°F in the month of February. On average, the humidity rating for Alabama is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. While residents of Alabama mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alabama can include floods, hurricanes, tornados, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Alabama

The state of Alabama has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of downy serviceberry, oak-leaf hydrangea, many varieties of azalea, and southern magnolia. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the feral swine, the ring-tailed cat, the jaguarundi, or the the california sea lion. The state animal of Alabama is the black bear.