Birmingham City Council District 8

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Birmingham City Council District Eight (District 8) is a legislative district of the City of Birmingham from which one representative on the Birmingham City Council and one member of the Birmingham Board of Education are elected. The city was divided into nine districts to preserve minority (white) representation following a court order issued in "Yarbrough et al v. City of Birmingham)" (1989). Prior to then councilors were elected at-large.

The district currently has a population of 23,101 residents, and is represented by Councilor Carol Clarke.

District Eight covers densely populated neighborhoods in western Birmingham, including Five Points West and much of Ensley. The district's borders were modified in 2013, ceding downtown Ensley to District 9 in exchange for low-density areas in Thomas and adding a strip of the Central Park neighborhood along Bessemer Road taken from District 7. During the 2022 redistricting process, District 8 added the College Hills and Graymont neighborhoods from District 6, along with the rest of Central Park from District 7.

Communities & Neighborhoods

City Council representatives


Birmingham Board of Education members


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