Birmingham is located at the County of Oakland. It is a city of Oakland County in the suburb of Detroit. The downtown area of Birmingham attracts shoppers from the Metro Area of Detroit. Covering a total area of about 12.5 sq. kms., the city enjoys an elevation of about 779 ft. from the ground level. Retail is one of the major business activities of the region. Other locals are involved with tourism, education and the health sector. The transportation links are also quite advanced in the area and it also offers employment oppurtunities.