Homewood is a city in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, located on the other side of Red Mountain due south of the city center. It has one of the highest population densities in Alabama. As of 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 23,963.
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,043 people, 10,688 households, and
5,878 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,014.7 people
per square mile (1,163.6/km˛). There were 11,494 housing units at an average
density of 1,383.6/sq mi (534.0/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 79.75%
White- or Caucasian American, 15.30% Black or African-American, 0.20% Native
American, 2.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 1.16%
from two or more races. 2.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any
There were 10,688 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,431, and the median income for a family was $70,256. Males had a median income of $40,969 versus $34,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,491. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.