This is the current conditions weather report for Birmingham. The report was made 46 minutes ago, at 08:34 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 14 miles per hour / 22.2 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 14 miles per hour / 22.2 kilometers per hour from the southwest (220°). The temperature was 48°F / 9°C, with a dew-point at 48°F / 9°C. The temperature felt like 43°F / 6°C. The atmospheric pressure was 29.53 inHg / 1001 hPa. The relative humidity was 54%. The skies were clear.
Birmingham is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit and is part of the Metro Detroit area. As of the 2000 census, the total population was 19,291. The city is affluent, with an upscale, pedestrian-friendly downtown that attracts shoppers from throughout the Metro Detroit area.
In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
Located among some of the nationís most affluent suburbs, Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. The City has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offering one of the Midwest's premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, the City offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Whether you want to stroll the streets with your family and grab an ice cream, or check out the latest in designer fashions capped off with an evening of some of Metroís Detroitís finest dining, Birmingham offers it all.
Amtrak provides passenger rail service on the Pontiac, Michigan-Detroit-Chicago Wolverine with a stop in Birmingham three times per day in each direction.
Commuter rail service was once provided by Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW) and later Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (SEMTA) from Pontiac, Michigan to downtown Detroit with a stop in Birmingham. This service ended on October 17, 1983 after subsidies were discontinued. Efforts continue to this day to restore such commuter service.
Class one freight rail service is provided by Canadian National Railway (CN).
SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) operates local and regional bus transit.