Birmensdorf is first mentioned in 876 as Piripoumesdorf.
Birmensdorf has an area of . Of this area, 41% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 20.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Reppischtal. It includes the hamlet of Landikon and numerous scattered farm houses. The village of Birmensdorf includes the former hamlets of Wullikon, Schüren, Güpf, Uf Dorf and Risi.
Birmensdorf has a population (as of ) of . , 19.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. the gender distribution of the population was 49.8% male and 50.2% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 13.7%. Most of the population () speaks German (87.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.6%) and French being third ( 1.4%).
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