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Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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City HallIn 1933, the incorporation of Birmingham from a Village was completed and the City established itself as a Home Rule City in order to address its needs in becoming a more progressive community. The City is located approximately 20 miles north of downtown Detroit and is in the southeastern portion of Oakland County, one of the wealthiest counties in the country.

The City of Birmingham has a thriving retail shopping district with a historic downtown dating back to the 1830s. Birmingham offers a variety of urban experiences from historic buildings to modern retail and entertainment developments. This demonstrates the City’s commitment to engaging in progressive and forward planning that actively recognizes the importance of honoring the City’s past. A close but welcoming community, the City maintains its small-town feel while offering the recreational and cultural advantages of a prosperous urban area. 
  • According to the 2020 U.S. Census, Birmingham has a population of 21,813 with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) projecting growth to a population of 22,251 by 2045. 
  • The median list price of homes in Birmingham was $699.9K in September 2021, trending down -6.6% year-over-year. The median listing price per square foot was $327.
  • A pedestrian-friendly downtown with 1,500,000 square feet of retail space and 2,200,000 square feet of office space, and more than 300 retail and service businesses.
  • Twenty-six parks with over 230 acres cover more than 10% of the City's total acreage, and the school district also provides recreational facilities.  Residents can play baseball, softball, tennis and basketball, and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities and two miles of trails along the Rouge River.  Two nine-hole municipal golf courses offer golf and golf lessons.  Anyone who enjoys winter sports can sled and cross country ski at Birmingham's Lincoln Hills Golf Course or sled at Booth Park. Indoor ice skating is available at the Ice Sports Arena which provides for open skating, lessons and ice hockey and an outside temporary ice rink at Barnum Park is available to use based on the climate. 
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You may also view community profile information, including demographic & economic statistics online via the SEMCOG website.