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City of Midfield
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Incorporated 1953
Population 5,263
Mayor Gary Richardson
School district Jefferson County Schools

Midfield City Council
Midfield Fire & Rescue Service
Midfield Police Department

Web site cityofmidfield.com
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Midfield (incorporated in 1953) is a city of 5,263 on 2.65 square miles in western Jefferson County. The city was named for its location midway between Birmingham and Bessemer.

The community of Midfield grew quickly in the post-World War II era, expanding from 11 to 587 homes over a period of 16 years. After informal discussions a Midfield Citizens Committee was formed to petition residents for a referendum on incorporation. The result was in favor and Jefferson County Probate Court Judge Tom Garner signed the incorporation on October 6, 1953. At that time, the new city had a population of 2,025 residents served by three churches, with a school under construction. The first Mayor of Midfield and Midfield Board of Aldermen was elected on November 17 of that year and took office in April 1954.

The Midfield Post Office (Zip Code 35228) was established in 1973.


As of the census of 2010, there were 5,365 people residing in the city's 2,330 housing units for an average household size of 2.3 persons. The population density was 2,022.7/mi², with housing units at an average density of 878.4/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 81.62% African American and 16.4% White. 1.44% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, there were 2,186 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,378, and the median income for a family was $36,281. Males had a median income of $30,087 versus $25,386 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,729. About 12.4% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

The Jefferson County Board of Equalization evaluated 2,256 homes in Midfield and determined that their average market value for 2007 was $71,079, a 5.4% increase since 2006.


  • Stallworth, Clark (1953) "Residents of Newly Incorporated Midfield Will Elect Nov. 17." Birmingham Post-Herald
  • Foscue, Virginia O. (1989) Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 081730410X
  • "Midfield, Alabama" Wikipedia - accessed October 19, 2006
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