Find Therapists and Counselors in Birmingham, AL

Find a Therapist in Birmingham, AL

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About Birmingham

Birmingham is the government seat of Jefferson County, Alabama. It is the largest city in the state. Birmingham covers 146 square miles. The city hosts 22% of all Alabama residents. 

Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people. The city’s racial composition is 72% black, 23% white, 3% Hispanic, and 1% Asian. The average age is 36 years old. One quarter of adults over age 25 have a bachelor’s degree.

Roughly 98% of people in Birmingham are American citizens. Three percent of residents were born in a foreign country. Around 5% of residents have a native language that is not English. Birmingham is home to 6,200 Spanish speakers and 500 French speakers.

People in Birmingham earn an average annual salary of $20,800. The median household income is $32,400. The homeownership rate is 46%. Over 29% of residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Birmingham

Opioid addiction is a major concern in Jefferson County. In 2016, over 200 people died from overdoses of heroin or fentanyl. Opioid abuse is the leading cause of death for residents under age 50. 

In 2017, Birmingham joined the fight against the prescription opioid epidemic by filing a lawsuit against three major pharmaceutical companies—McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen. These companies control 85% of the market for prescription opioids. City officials have accused the companies of channeling large amounts of prescription drugs into Birmingham without identifying, reporting, or halting suspicious shipments. 


References:

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  5. QuickFacts: Birmingham city, Alabama. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/birminghamcityalabama/PST045217