Alabaster, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 31,545 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.5%
Males: 15,362  (48.7%)
Females: 16,183  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35007, 35040, 35080, 35114, 35115, 35124.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $69,404 (it was $58,379 in 2000)
Alabaster:

$69,404
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,352 (it was $22,466 in 2000)

Alabaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $162,447 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Alabaster:

$162,447
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $182,474; Detached houses: $192,819; Townhouses or other attached units: $104,683; Mobile homes: $33,255

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,025.

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  • Races in Alabaster, AL (2013)

    Alabaster races chart
    • 22,55172.4%White alone
    • 4,88415.7%Black alone
    • 3,19210.3%Hispanic
    • 4131.3%Two or more races
    • 1220.4%Asian alone
    • 560.2%American Indian alone

Races in Alabaster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alabaster: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (13.1%), Irish (11.8%), English (11.0%), German (10.1%), French (2.3%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1953

Elevation: 499 feet

Land area: 20.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,541 people per square mile   (low).

Alabaster,AL real estate house value index trend

Alabaster, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Alabaster:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alabaster city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

516 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $871 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $791 (0.6%)

Alabaster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (10.8 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (20.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (558.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Brantleyville, AL (1.8 miles ), Helena, AL (2.0 miles ), Pelham, AL (2.4 miles ), Montevallo, AL (3.0 miles ), Greenwood, AL (3.0 miles ), Calera, AL (3.1 miles ), Indian Springs Village, AL (3.3 miles ), Hoover, AL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 440 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1998: 276 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1999: 216 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2000: 219 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2001: 241 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2002: 235 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2003: 349 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2004: 293 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2005: 305 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2006: 268 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2007: 227 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2008: 100 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2014: 214 buildings, average cost: $86,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.23 N, Longitude: 86.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City for Families

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,968 (-15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,210 (21.0%)

Area code: 205

Alabaster household income distribution Alabaster home values distribution

Crime rates in Alabaster by Year
Type 2002 2003 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1001002001
per 100,000 4.40.00.03.50.00.06.60.00.03.2
Rapes 0200201229
per 100,000 0.08.00.00.06.70.03.36.56.428.5
Robberies 1038181271061111
per 100,000 43.812.028.862.340.022.732.819.435.334.8
Assaults 12181914272646413137
per 100,000 52.672.168.448.490.084.5150.8132.699.5117.2
Burglaries 15233968822286657068
per 100,000 65.792.2140.5235.3273.371.5282.0210.2224.6215.4
Thefts 90160561545522458541585544526
per 100,000 394.4641.12,020.51,885.61,739.91,487.91,773.91,891.81,745.31,666.2
Auto thefts 14195046313529332618
per 100,000 61.476.1180.1159.1103.3113.795.1106.783.457.0
Arson N/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A1N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/A0.0N/AN/AN/AN/A3.3N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.3) 61.867.1136.5149.9141.8104.3165.1146.2137.0160.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Alabaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 81 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Alabama average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,196 (+46.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Alabaster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alabaster, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alabaster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Alabaster city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alabaster-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from Alabaster center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 148.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Alabaster center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alabaster topographic map

Birthplace of: Monique Bivins - WNBA player (Minnesota Lynx, born: Sep 30, 1981).

Hospitals and medical centers in Alabaster:

  • FAMILY COMFORT HOSPICE OF ALABASTER (567 1ST STREET NORTH)
  • NEW BEACON OF ALABASTER (122 7TH AVENUE NORTHEAST, SUITE D)
  • SHELBY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1000 FIRST STREET NORTH)
  • CHANDLER HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LLC (850 NORTHWEST NINTH STREET)
  • SHELBY RIDGE NURSING HOME (881 3RD STREET NORTHEAST)
  • FMC SHELBY (1022 FIRST STREET NORTH)
  • COMFORT CARE HOME HEALTH (1249 5TH STREET SOUTHWEST)

Heliports located in Alabaster:

Amtrak station near Alabaster:

  • 20 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alabaster:

  • University of Montevallo (about 9 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Samford University (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 17 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 19 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 30 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • The University of Alabama (about 42 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

Public high schools in Alabaster:

  • THOMPSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1, Location: 100 WARRIOR DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • DEVELOPING ALABAMA YOUTH PROG (Location: 632 11TH AVE SW, Grades: 7-11)
  • SHELBY CO INST SER CTRALT SCH PROGS (Location: 601 1ST ST S, Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Alabaster:

  • EVANGEL CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 426, Location: 423 THOMPSON RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • KINGWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 393, Location: 1351 ROYALTY DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alabaster:

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Library in Alabaster:

  • ALABASTER - ALBERT L. SCOTT LIBRARY (Operating income: $780,234; Location: 100 9TH STREET N.W.; 46,340 books; 2,195 audio materials; 4,398 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 119 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alabaster: Alabaster Industrial Park (A), Alabaster Fire and Rescue Service Station 1 (B), Alabaster Fire and Rescue Service Station 3 (C), Alabaster Fire and Rescue Service Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Alabaster Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alabaster include: Siluria Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Alabaster (B), Central United Methodist Church (C), Elliottsville Church (D), Community Church (E), First Assembly of God Church of Alabaster (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Goodson Cemetery (1), Cedar Grove Cemetery (2), Longview Cemetery (3), Maylene Cemetery (4), Still Memorial Cemetery (5), Siluria Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dobbin Brothers Lake (A), Rutherford Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johnson Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Shelby Motor Lodge (1560 1st Street North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: Alabaster City - Municipal Court (201 1st Street North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.9. This is worse than average.

City:

92.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.289. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.289
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.0%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for other race residents, 7.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Alabaster in 2010:

  • 293 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Alabaster in 2000:

  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Alabaster, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Alabaster (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Alabaster Branch, Alabaster Promenade Branch, Alabaster Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Colonial Promenade Branch at 500 Colonial Promenade Parkway, branch established on 2005/12/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Synovus Bank: Alabasterbranch at 9331 Highway 119, branch established on 2006/10/02. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • USAmeriBank: Alabaster Branch at 50 Jinny Gould Drive, branch established on 2005/09/27. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,120.8 mil, Deposits: $1,722.4 mil, headquarters in Largo, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Usameribancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Alabaster Branch at 10745 Highway 119 South, branch established on 1994/09/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Al Alabaster Branch at 630 Colonial Promenade Pwy, branch established on 2009/10/17. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Alabama average:

11.9

Alabaster travel time to work - commute Alabaster mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Alabaster city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Shelby County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Shelby County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.4%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Alabaster:

29.1
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alabaster:

22.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alabaster:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Alabaster:

79.9%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alabaster, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$27,031$64,8740$0
Other Government Administration 6$31,445$62,8908$11,814
Judicial and Legal 5$23,856$57,2541$1,417
Police Protection - Officers 63$294,485$56,0920$0
Police - Other 5$17,526$42,0620$0
Firefighters 50$263,775$63,30610$22,356
Sewerage 16$63,400$47,5503$6,042
Parks and Recreation 23$62,087$32,3935$3,719
Local Libraries 8$33,742$50,6137$4,229
Other and Unallocable 15$62,308$49,8464$4,325
Totals for Government 196$879,655$53,85638$53,902

Alabaster government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,683,000 ($116.75)
    Police Protection: $3,681,000 ($116.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,729,000 ($86.51)
    Regular Highways: $2,600,000 ($82.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,858,000 ($58.90)
    Central Staff Services: $1,769,000 ($56.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,534,000 ($48.63)
    Libraries: $604,000 ($19.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000 ($15.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $290,000 ($9.19)
    Financial Administration: $173,000 ($5.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,579,000 ($81.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,693,000 ($212.17)

Alabaster government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,015,000 ($127.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,296,000 ($41.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $705,000 ($22.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $677,000 ($21.46)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,843,000 ($185.23)
    Property: $2,241,000 ($71.04)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,776,000 ($56.30)
    Other License: $329,000 ($10.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $295,000 ($9.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $277,000 ($8.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $148,000 ($4.69)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $138,000 ($4.37)
    Motor Vehicle License: $88,000 ($2.79)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $55,000 ($1.74)
    Amusements Sales: $9,000 ($0.29)

Alabaster government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,817,000 ($2054.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,476,000 ($2043.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,240,000 ($197.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,899,000 ($187.00)

Alabaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $341,000 ($10.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,062,000 ($223.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,226,000 ($324.17)

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.51% ($46,368 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.21% ($27,586)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($45,076)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  2.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.27% ($29,070)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.20% ($43,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alabaster:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBYE (1370 AM; 1 kW; CALERA, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alabaster:

  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Alabaster:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Alabaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 141m463ftTotal length
  • $72,290,000Total costs
  • 592,134Total average daily traffic
  • 85,077Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Alabaster, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alabaster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alabaster, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 167 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alabaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alabaster)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED201$146,470100$139,563543$148,71221$65,08225$111,2933$23,707
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$136,02711$172,35048$141,6023$26,7603$85,8874$61,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$159,84319$97,484225$151,54518$55,3638$119,22110$54,743
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$156,69717$147,501202$160,5706$122,5155$131,4660$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$115,1452$194,43535$141,3791$155,4900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.06 , 0303.18, 0303.19, 0303.20, 0306.04, 0306.05, 0306.07, 0306.08

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$171,02631$198,4931$204,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$158,29710$231,7860$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$210,0955$167,0200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$97,1403$262,4830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$147,4502$304,9300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.06 , 0303.18, 0303.19, 0303.20, 0306.04, 0306.05, 0306.07, 0306.08

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 118
  • Hazardous Condition: 65
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Alabaster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alabaster, AL
Most common first names in Alabaster, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10777.4 years
James9269.3 years
John6370.2 years
William5473.4 years
Robert4569.6 years
Charles3568.1 years
Annie3380.3 years
Willie2968.4 years
George2482.2 years
Thomas2267.8 years
Most common last names in Alabaster, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4273.8 years
Davis2575.7 years
Johnson2473.7 years
Jones2473.7 years
Williams2274.7 years
Harris2179.4 years
Moore2180.4 years
Brown1876.7 years
Green1868.0 years
Allen1874.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Alabaster, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Old Navy1
Arby's2Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1Publix Super Markets1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Starbucks3
Ford1Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS2
Justice1Vans1
Lane Bryant1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
Maurices1YMCA1

Alabaster compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Alabaster on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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