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Manufactured homes provide 12% of local housing but accounted for only 8% of new mobile home sales. New manufactured home sales have been at a record high. Vacancy rates in manufactured home parks for rental mobile homes remain very low. The Manufactured Housing Balance suggests that an over supply is taking place.
The population is evenly divided across all population groups. Population growth has been mildly cyclical in the past and below the national average. Population growth has been on a downward trend in recent years.
The average purchase price rent for an new 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom manufactured home in Birmingham, AL ranges around $24,900 to $74,900
The average lot rent price for an existing 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom manufactured home in Birmingham, AL ranges around $250 to $350 per month. If you combine that with a monthly mortgage or finance cost on the home itself, the total monthly cost might be around $750 to $1,000 per month.
The local economy closely follows the national pattern. The economy features a large finance sector (banking). The business and health services sectors have provided the bulk of new jobs in recent years. The current economic situation remains weak, with job losses in several sectors, most importantly finance.
The largest companies by employees were O'Neal Industries (550 employees), EBSCO Industries (1,220 employees), Drummond Co, Inc. (1,380 employees), Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC (973 employees), and McWane Inc (620 employees)
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