The most notable ZIP codes in Alabama are 36130, 35242, 35487 and 36849. 36130 is the ZIP code for the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama. 36130 is the home to the State Capitol building and many critical Alabama state government buildings and operations.
Birmingham is Alabama’s most populous city, with over 212,000 residents. 35242 is Alabama’s most populous ZIP code, with over 53,000 residents. About a quarter of the residents of Birmingham, Alabama live in the 35242 ZIP code.
35487 is the ZIP code for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship university. The 36,000 students of the University of Alabama make up the majority of the estimated 40,000 residents of 35487. During University of Alabama home football games, 35487 becomes the most populous ZIP code in the state by almost 50,000 people, almost doubling the population of the 35242 ZIP code in Birmingham.
36849 is the ZIP code for Auburn University. Auburn University is the second-largest university in the state of Alabama. It is Alabama’s premier research institution. During home football games at Auburn, 36849 becomes the most populous ZIP code in Alabama by over 30,000 people and the fifth-largest city in the state.