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Shelby County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 206,655 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 143,293 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 46,098
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,031
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,220
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,943 (it was 10,411 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 795 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shelby County: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.3%), Manufacturing (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Shelby County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 101,224  (49.0%)
Females: 105,431  (51.0%)
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Shelby County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shelby County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $70,192 ($55,440 in 1999)

This county:

$70,192
Alabama:

$44,765

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $746 (lower quartile is $605, upper quartile is $941)
This county:

$746
State:

$536


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $197,300 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Shelby:

$197,300
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $137,600 - $304,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,347
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Institutionalized population: 1,415

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 72
  • Burglaries: 437
  • Thefts: 537
  • Auto thefts: 83

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 52
  • Burglaries: 391
  • Thefts: 517
  • Auto thefts: 91
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2442 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2005: 2638 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2006: 2321 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2007: 1829 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2008: 685 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2009: 559 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2010: 471 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2011: 434 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2012: 604 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2013: 759 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2014: 896 buildings, average cost: $186,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $978 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $887 (0.5%)

Shelby County household income distribution in 2009 Shelby County home values distribution Shelby County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.6%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 34.2% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.6%
Shelby County:

8.6%
Alabama:

18.5%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Area name: Birmingham-Hoover, AL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shelby County is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, Brook Highland, Lake Purdy, Montevallo, Meadowbrook, Highland Lakes, Columbiana, Calera.

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

2012 air pollution in Shelby County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Carroll County, Mississippi , Calhoun County, South Carolina , Cass County, Texas , Orangeburg County, South Carolina , Glascock County, Georgia , Lincoln County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,321
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,389 (38% naturalized citizens)

Shelby County:

2.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,185
  • 1990 to 1994: 569
  • 1985 to 1989: 463
  • 1980 to 1984: 313
  • 1975 to 1979: 246
  • 1970 to 1974: 211
  • 1970 to 1974: 148
  • 1965 to 1969: 254
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.2%

Shelby County marital status for males Shelby County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,207
  • One, attached: 2,511
  • Two: 414
  • 3 or 4: 974
  • 5 to 9: 2,253
  • 10 to 19: 2,402
  • 20 or more: 1,488
  • Mobile homes: 9,009
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Shelby County with a mortgage: 28,194 (2,829 second mortgage, 4,501 home equity loan, 70 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,029

Here:

80.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shelby County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
Shelby County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This 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.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 124
This county:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Shelby County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,937
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $549.23
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,105
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,621
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.99
Corn for grain: 370 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 217 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4071 harvested acres
Vegetables: 30 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 101 acres

Earthquake activity:

Shelby County-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 33.5 miles away from Shelby County 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 104.6 miles away from the county 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 152.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the county 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 83.5 miles away from Shelby County 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 37.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Chelsea Community Fire, Incident Period: September 17, 1999, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 2278, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Alabama Severe Storm, Flooding, Tornado, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1019: March 30, 1994, FEMA Id: 1019, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (32%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shelby County (%):

  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Shelby County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 63,620 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 6,647 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0%)
  • Walked: 702 (1%)
  • Other means: 266 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,381 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Shelby County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 891 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 348 people in nursing homes
  • 157 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 97 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 55 people in other group homes
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 11 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Shelby County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 989 people in college/university student housing
  • 485 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 481 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 400 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 77 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 71 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $76,603.

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%

5.65% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($30,776 average AGI)
2.36% relocated from other states ($17,266 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.36%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.20% ($42,206)
from Talladega County, AL  0.16% ($32,064)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.14% ($37,677)
from Bibb County, AL  0.13% ($29,353)


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%

4.72% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($27,144 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($23,152 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.73%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.18% ($33,443)
to Talladega County, AL  0.15% ($40,864)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.12% ($61,506)
to Madison County, AL  0.10% ($49,159)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Shelby County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Shelby County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shelby County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,784 (16,892 aged, 3,892 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,828 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Shelby County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,193)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (754)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (707)
  • Unspecified dementia (678)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (668)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (528)
  • Congestive heart failure (523)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (469)
  • Cardiovascular disease, unspecified (434)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (308)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.9
  • Other - 9.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.1
  • Other - 32.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192,511
  • In family households: 168,219 (40,616 male householders, 13,117 female householders)
    44,236 spouses, 58,321 children (53,806 natural, 1,590 adopted, 2,925 stepchildren), 3,260 grandchildren, 1,511 brothers or sisters, 1,353 parents, 2,070 other relatives, 2,634 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,292 (8,940 male householders (7,198 living alone)), 11,399 female householders (9,970 living alone)), 3,953 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,574 (1,415 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,262 2-persons, 12,859 3-persons, 11,525 4-persons, 4,755 5-persons, 1,582 6-persons, 750 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,168 1-person, 2,660 2-persons, 354 3-persons, 96 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

30,383 married couples with children.
4,937 single-parent households (1,014 men, 3,923 women).

95.8% of residents of Shelby County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $403,177,000 ($2,434 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,507,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $231,146,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $96,224,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,464,000
Federal grants: $46,380,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,716,000 ($961,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,247,000 ($1,043,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $16,123,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $113,944,000
Federal Government insurance: $87,785,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,755
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,225
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +991
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19,929
Here:

+116 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shelby County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.73 millions of gallons per day (88% from ground, 12% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 321
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,040
  • 2000 to 2009: 23,866
  • 1990 to 1999: 22,687
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,927
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,901
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,407
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,768
  • 1940 to 1949: 305
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,139
Note: State values scaled to Shelby population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 170
  • 3 rooms: 822
  • 4 rooms: 2,980
  • 5 rooms: 7,851
  • 6 rooms: 10,139
  • 7 rooms: 8,302
  • 8 rooms: 6,653
  • 9+ rooms: 7,288
  • 1 room: 192
  • 2 rooms: 593
  • 3 rooms: 1,774
  • 4 rooms: 3,411
  • 5 rooms: 2,555
  • 6 rooms: 933
  • 7 rooms: 465
  • 8 rooms: 209
  • 9+ rooms: 279
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no bedroom: 94
  • 1 bedroom: 505
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,891
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,604
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,557
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,569
  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 2,351
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,990
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,297
  • 4 bedrooms: 488
  • 5+ bedrooms: 84
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no vehicle: 1,036
  • 1 vehicle: 9,273
  • 2 vehicles: 22,161
  • 3 vehicles: 8,565
  • 4 vehicles: 2,317
  • 5+ vehicles: 868
  • no vehicle: 824
  • 1 vehicle: 4,952
  • 2 vehicles: 3,663
  • 3 vehicles: 756
  • 4 vehicles: 113
  • 5+ vehicles: 103

49% of Shelby County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Alabama.

Shelby County:

49.4%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,581
  • Northeast: 5,036
  • Midwest: 9,097
  • South: 27,784
  • West: 3,219

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $127,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shelby County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.1%)
  • Electricity (44.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (64.3%)
  • Utility gas (24.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,698
Here:

16.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,058
Here:

13.9%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 596
Here:

10.3%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Shelby County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,975,000
    Regular Highways: $3,538,000
    Water Utilities: $2,873,000
    Air Transportation: $1,366,000
    Solid Waste Management: $778,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,992,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,052,000
    Regular Highways: $7,369,000
    Financial Administration: $4,352,000
    General - Other: $3,118,000
    Water Utilities: $3,051,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,247,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,820,000
    Sewerage: $1,652,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,511,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,429,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,155,000
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000
    Health - Other: $486,000
    Libraries: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Air Transportation: $90,000
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $246,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $130,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $173,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,435,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $576,000

Shelby County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $11,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,568,000
    Sewerage: $2,556,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,366,000
    General Local Government Support: $737,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $338,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,454,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,379,000
    Special Assessments: $1,028,000
    Sale of Property: $788,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,276,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,413,000
    All Other: $2,187,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,719,000
    Water Utilities: $408,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,023,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,494,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,872,000
    Other License: $1,707,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,696,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $729,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $504,000
    NEC: $280,000

Shelby County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,377,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,225,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,385,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,286,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,218,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $167,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000

Shelby County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,351,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,909,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,218,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,062
  • Number of aged recipients: 199
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,863
  • Number of recipients under 18: 358
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,313
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 391
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 757
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 909
Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,359$159,3041,179$196,5895,446$197,170202$60,4653$2,005,000237$156,485102$45,745
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED64$155,234100$158,990425$186,41932$58,0310$029$141,10340$43,775
APPLICATIONS DENIED233$152,373239$147,2431,677$189,681156$41,3720$057$140,140109$58,404
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN203$162,222204$189,6271,672$201,80946$124,4130$045$162,80012$60,583
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS41$154,92733$222,030311$185,69823$139,1740$08$89,3757$82,571
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED242$237,727310$219,7584$156,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$260,87296$223,1881$175,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$244,64954$232,6110$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$257,37523$257,4350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$223,66714$204,6430$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Shelby County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James56470.1 years
Mary49378.1 years
William44973.4 years
John41173.0 years
Robert29372.7 years
Charles21369.6 years
George16573.8 years
Thomas15671.6 years
Willie15675.0 years
Annie14381.1 years
Most common last names in Shelby County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27873.4 years
Jones19072.8 years
Davis18873.8 years
Johnson15873.7 years
Moore10872.7 years
Brown9374.5 years
Harris9272.7 years
Williams9076.7 years
Wilson9076.2 years
Martin8475.1 years
Businesses in Shelby County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T6La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts5LensCrafters1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza3
Arby's3Lowe's2
AutoZone3Marriott3
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Maurices1
Best Western1Mazda1
Blockbuster1McDonald's11
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Men's Wearhouse1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nike5
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS7Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A3Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Panera Bread2
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza3
Cinnabon 1Penske4
Circle K2PetSmart2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut5
Cracker Barrel2Popeyes1
DHL1Publix Super Markets5
Dairy Queen4Quality2
Days Inn2RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza4Ramada1
DressBarn1Rite Aid3
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday2
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
FedEx23SONIC Drive-In3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sleep Inn1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC3Staples2
GameStop2Starbucks6
H&R Block5Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Hardee's1Subway15
Hilton3T-Mobile7
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx2
Holiday Inn4Taco Bell6
Home Depot2Target2
Hyatt1Travelodge1
IHOP2U-Haul7
J.Crew1UPS28
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Waffle House5
Justice1Walgreens8
KFC4Walmart5
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kohl's1YMCA4
La Quinta1

Shelby County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"