Irondale is one of the cities in Birmingham on the State of Alabama, United States, which is northeast from Mountain Brook and Homewood. Its coordinates are 33?31'55"N 86?41'13"W. The U.S. Census Bureau states that the total area of the city is 9.0 square miles (23.3 km?).
Irondale native Fannie Flagg wrote a book entitled Fried Green Tomatoes. This book is loosely based on the landmark Irondale Cafe identified as The WhistleStop Caf?. The EWTN is a Catholic radio/television broadcaster that is located in the city.
A well-known sports writer of Miami Herald named Joseph Goodman also lives in this city.
According to the 2000 census, the city has a total population of 9,813 people, 4019 of them are households and 2,736 are families living in the city. The density of the population was 1,094 people per square mile (422.4/km?). The city has 4,212 housing units with a density average of 469.6/sq mi (181.3/km?). Majority of the city are White people with an average of 71.69%, African or Black American is 25.28%, Native American is 0.14%, Asian is 0.95%, Pacific Islander is 0.02%, individuals with other races are 0.97%, and individuals with two or more races have a total percentage of 0.95%. Latino or Hispanic races have a total population of 2.68%.
The population of the city is composed of 24.1% ageing 18 and below, 7.0%, ageing 18 to 24, 29.6% ageing 25 to 44, 26.2% ageing 45 to 64 and 13.1% ageing 65 and above. There are 91.5 males for every 100 females and 85.8 males for every 100 females ageing 18 and above.