Alabaster, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 33,202 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +46.8%
Males: 16,308  (49.1%)
Females: 16,894  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

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

Alabaster Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,347 (it was $58,379 in 2000)
Alabaster:

$73,347
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,351 (it was $22,466 in 2000)

Alabaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $174,361 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Alabaster:

$174,361
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $193,944; detached houses: $200,114; townhouses or other attached units: $154,187; mobile homes: $39,669

Median gross rent in 2017: $985.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alabaster: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.3% for other race residents, 6.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alabaster, AL (2017)
    • 23,28771.2%White alone
    • 4,81014.7%Black alone
    • 3,35510.3%Hispanic
    • 6712.1%Two or more races
    • 2970.9%Asian alone
    • 1990.6%Other race alone
    • 810.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Alabaster, Alabama as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alabaster is 1,801 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Alabaster by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.5)
2
(6.4)
9
(28.5)
1
(3.1)
2
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(28.8)
18
(62.3)
12
(40.0)
7
(22.7)
10
(32.8)
6
(19.4)
11
(35.3)
11
(34.8)
5
(15.7)
2
(6.1)
5
(15.0)
10
(29.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(68.4)
14
(48.4)
27
(90.0)
26
(84.5)
46
(150.8)
41
(132.6)
31
(99.5)
37
(117.2)
126
(396.0)
92
(278.5)
69
(207.5)
80
(238.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(140.5)
68
(235.3)
82
(273.3)
22
(71.5)
86
(282.0)
65
(210.2)
70
(224.6)
68
(215.4)
64
(201.1)
58
(175.5)
44
(132.3)
56
(167.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
561
(2,020)
545
(1,886)
522
(1,740)
458
(1,488)
541
(1,774)
585
(1,892)
544
(1,745)
526
(1,666)
441
(1,386)
411
(1,244)
462
(1,389)
497
(1,484)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(180.1)
46
(159.1)
31
(103.3)
35
(113.7)
29
(95.1)
33
(106.7)
26
(83.4)
18
(57.0)
29
(91.1)
19
(57.5)
21
(63.2)
26
(77.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A1
(3.3)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)127.4139.9132.397.3154.0136.4127.8149.3163.2135.0115.9138.7

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City-data.com crime index in Alabaster, AL

Crime rate in Alabaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 84 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (22.2%), English (6.9%), Irish (6.2%), German (4.5%), European (2.6%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1953

Elevation: 499 feet

Land area: 20.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,622 people per square mile   (low).

Alabaster, Alabama map

2,064 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

This city:

6.2%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $915 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $831 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.23 N, Longitude: 86.82 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,836 (-14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,940 (24.8%)

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Alabaster, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alabaster, AL in 2017
Alabaster satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 109 buildings, average cost: $303,400
  • 2016: 132 buildings, average cost: $249,800
  • 2017: 92 buildings, average cost: $241,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alabaster, AL residents
Average permit cost in Alabaster, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Alabaster, AL
Historical housing units in Alabaster, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +7,196 (+46.7%).
Most common industries in Alabaster, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Alabaster, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Alabaster, Alabama

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Alabaster, Alabama environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.79. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.30. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.30
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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 (13).
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

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:

See full list of schools located in Alabaster

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)

For population 15 years and over in Alabaster:

Marital status in Alabaster, AL
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Alabaster:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alabaster
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alabaster, AL (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 57$301,663$63,5082$819
Firefighters 46$244,245$63,7161$748
Parks and Recreation 24$57,640$28,8208$6,001
Sewerage 23$108,777$56,7530$0
Police - Other 22$101,591$55,4131$1,499
Financial Administration 11$65,454$71,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 11$48,276$52,6650$0
Local Libraries 8$34,060$51,0906$3,634
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$32,191$55,1850$0
Judicial and Legal 6$27,324$54,6480$0
Fire - Other 6$41,106$82,2121$1,561
Other Government Administration 4$2,137$6,4118$11,846
Streets and Highways 1$8,197$98,3640$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 226$1,072,661$56,95527$26,108

Alabaster government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,297,000 ($189.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,639,000 ($139.72)
    Sewerage: $4,000,000 ($120.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,085,000 ($62.80)
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000 ($57.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,644,000 ($49.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,575,000 ($47.44)
    Libraries: $767,000 ($23.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $648,000 ($19.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $429,000 ($12.92)
    Financial Administration: $320,000 ($9.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,059,000 ($122.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,986,000 ($451.36)

Alabaster government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,130,000 ($154.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,910,000 ($57.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $400,000 ($12.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,211,000 ($66.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,084,000 ($32.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $347,000 ($10.45)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,557,000 ($378.20)
    Property: $3,503,000 ($105.51)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,825,000 ($85.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $393,000 ($11.84)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $321,000 ($9.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $261,000 ($7.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000 ($4.73)
    Motor Vehicle License: $113,000 ($3.40)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $74,000 ($2.23)

Alabaster government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,489,000 ($1882.09)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $55,267,000 ($1664.57)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,987,000 ($1174.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,074,000 ($1086.50)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,222,000 ($217.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,913,000 ($87.74)

Alabaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $786,000 ($23.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $429,000 ($12.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,268,000 ($1664.60)

8.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.66% ($65,544 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.29% ($33,959)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.18% ($54,736)


8.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,919 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.35%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, AL  3.30% ($59,781 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.34% ($41,481)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($53,629)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Alabaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 433ft / 132mTotal length
  • $68,463,000Total costs
  • 765,665Total average daily traffic
  • 115,287Total average daily truck traffic
  • 783,188Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alabaster, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 141950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 22010-2018
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: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alabaster, AL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 196 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alabaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (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 in Alabaster, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alabaster, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 87. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 134 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alabaster, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.7%), and Structure Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alabaster, AL
    • 59242.7%Outside Fires
    • 52137.6%Structure Fires
    • 23216.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 423.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alabaster, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alabaster, Alabama:

  • Candlewood Suites, 1004 Balmoral Dr, Alabaster, Alabama 35007 , Phone: (205) 620-0188, Fax: (205) 358-9010
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1000 Balmoral Dr, Alabaster, Alabama 35007 , Phone: (888) 465-4329
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alabaster, Alabama
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alabaster, AL
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 39.4%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alabaster, AL
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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+)"
There are 36 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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