Calera, Alabama

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Population in 2022: 17,868 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +465.8%
Males: 8,460  (47.4%)
Females: 9,408  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Alabama median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 35051.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $79,958 (it was $35,650 in 2000)
Calera:

$79,958
AL:

$59,674

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $33,978 (it was $16,395 in 2000)

Calera city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $216,445 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
Calera:

$216,445
AL:

$200,900

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $215,778; detached houses: $211,572; townhouses or other attached units: $212,343; mobile homes: $300,003

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,640.

March 2022 cost of living index in Calera: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 8.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Calera, AL (2022)
    • 10,24159.9%White alone
    • 5,29330.9%Black alone
    • 1,5208.9%Hispanic
    • 2031.2%Two or more races
    • 530.3%Asian alone
    • 530.3%Other race alone



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Calera, Alabama as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Calera is 445 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Calera by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(24.7)
4
(34.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(39.3)
3
(22.6)
8
(59.1)
10
(69.8)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(27.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(41.1)
4
(34.4)
2
(17.1)
1
(8.4)
1
(7.9)
5
(37.6)
3
(22.2)
6
(41.9)
1
(6.8)
2
(13.3)
3
(16.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(57.6)
16
(137.7)
5
(42.8)
8
(67.6)
23
(180.7)
255
(1,917)
225
(1,663)
247
(1,723)
119
(806.8)
71
(470.4)
7
(38.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(123.4)
23
(197.9)
27
(231.2)
35
(295.7)
50
(392.9)
59
(443.5)
151
(1,116)
164
(1,144)
64
(433.9)
28
(185.5)
17
(93.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
191
(1,571)
293
(2,522)
156
(1,336)
58
(489.9)
176
(1,383)
265
(1,992)
179
(1,323)
242
(1,688)
100
(678.0)
65
(430.7)
83
(456.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(90.5)
6
(51.6)
4
(34.3)
2
(16.9)
14
(110.0)
31
(233.0)
20
(147.8)
23
(160.5)
22
(149.2)
5
(33.1)
10
(55.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index122.3184.386.157.7161.6542.1529.3601.4257.2130.974.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Calera, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 44 (35 officers - 34 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Alabama average:

2.40
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Ancestries: American (16.3%), English (7.8%), German (6.8%), Irish (3.9%), Scottish (2.2%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,385 people per square mile   (low).

Calera, Alabama map

732 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This city:

4.3%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,013 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $802 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (19.5 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (29.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (559.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Montevallo, AL (2.6 miles ),
Wilton, AL (2.8 miles ),
Alabaster, AL (3.1 miles ),
Shelby, AL (3.1 miles ),
Columbiana, AL (3.1 miles ),
Jemison, AL (3.2 miles ),
Brantleyville, AL (3.2 miles ),
Mineral Springs, AL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.11 N, Longitude: 86.75 W

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Calera, AL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Calera, AL in 2022
Calera satellite photo by USGS

Calera tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 125 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2021: 216 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2020: 322 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2019: 213 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2018: 203 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2017: 189 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2016: 171 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2015: 149 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2014: 120 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2013: 94 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2012: 103 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2011: 109 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2010: 161 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2009: 179 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2008: 109 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2007: 455 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2006: 511 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2005: 643 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2004: 385 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2003: 353 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2002: 375 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2001: 272 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2000: 206 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1999: 193 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $79,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Calera, AL residents
Average permit cost in Calera, AL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

1.9%
Alabama:

2.6%
Most common industries in Calera, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Calera, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)

Average climate in Calera, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Calera, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 61.2. This is about average.

City:

61.2
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.44
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Calera-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Calera 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 33.4 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calera-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 111% greater 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 35.7 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) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from the city 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 140.6 miles away from Calera center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Calera topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Calera:

  • COLUMBIANA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLUMBIANA, AL)
  • FMC MONTEVALLO (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MONTEVALLO, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • SHELBY RIDGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • FAMILY COMFORT HOSPICE OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • FMC CAHABA VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; PELHAM, AL)

Airports located in Calera:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calera:

  • University of Montevallo (about 7 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Samford University (about 25 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 26 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 26 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 38 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • The University of Alabama (about 47 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

Public high school in Calera:

  • CALERA HIGH SCH (Students: 804, Location: 100 CALERA EAGLE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Calera:

  • CALERA ELEM SCH (Students: 491, Location: 855 10TH ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • CALERA INTERMEDIATE SCH (Location: 8454 HIGHWAY 31 SOUTH, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Calera

Library in Calera:

  • CALERA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $350,087; Location: 9700 HIGHWAY 25; 30,940 books; 1,289 audio materials; 2,033 video materials; 79 state licensed databases)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • calera population has reached 10,000 added by sweerv

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Calera: Rolling Hills Camp (A), Dargin Community Center (B), Shelby County Sheriffs Office - West Substation (C), Calera Fire and Rescue Station 2 (D), Calera Fire and Rescue Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calera include: Calera First United Methodist Church (A), Cumberland Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Salem Church (D), Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (E), New Mount Mariah Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery (1), Jones Bailey Cemetery (2), Dargin Cemetery (3), Salem Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Nazarene Church Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Depot (1919 9th Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (Highway I 65) (1), Best Western Suite Life (11960 Highway 25) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: George Drake - College basketball player (Vanderbilt Commodores).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Calera and their reported violations in the past:

CALERA WATER WORKS (Address: 10947 Highway 25 , Population served: 18,513, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-14-2012 and MAR-14-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-14-2012 and MAR-14-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between SEP-15-2012 and DEC-13-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between SEP-15-2012 and DEC-13-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-18-2012 and SEP-14-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.6%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
19 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
20 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Calera (2011 data):

  • Central State Bank: Limestone Office Branch, at 11025 Hwy 25, Calera Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $155.4 mil, Deposits: $131.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Central State Bancorporation
  • First United Security Bank: Calera Branch at 4720 Highway 31, branch established on 2002/07/23. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $624.2 mil, Deposits: $527.4 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: United Security Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Calera:

Marital status in Calera, AL
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Calera:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Calera
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Calera, 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
Shelby County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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.
Alabama:

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

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

7.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shelby County:

17.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Calera:

48.3%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Calera:

45.3%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Calera:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

55.1%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Calera, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 41$224,129$65,5998$3,341
Police Protection - Officers 40$219,894$65,9681$2,927
Parks and Recreation 20$138,871$83,3233$4,495
Water Supply 16$67,104$50,3280$0
Streets and Highways 15$31,045$24,8361$1,955
Sewerage 10$54,356$65,2271$1,128
Financial Administration 10$63,032$75,6388$10,070
Other and Unallocable 8$37,705$56,5580$0
Gas Supply 7$35,641$61,0990$0
Solid Waste Management 5$19,045$45,7080$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,830$46,9800$0
Local Libraries 2$19,229$115,3747$4,840
Totals for Government 176$917,881$62,58329$28,756

Calera government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,462,000 ($81.82)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $4,333,000 ($242.50)
    Police Protection: $3,671,000 ($205.45)
    Water Utilities: $3,233,000 ($180.94)
    Sewerage: $2,199,000 ($123.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,020,000 ($113.05)
    Gas Utilities: $1,639,000 ($91.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,085,000 ($60.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $708,000 ($39.62)
    General - Other: $706,000 ($39.51)
    Regular Highways: $601,000 ($33.64)
    Libraries: $375,000 ($20.99)
    General Public Buildings: $321,000 ($17.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $291,000 ($16.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $258,000 ($14.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,245,000 ($69.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $531,000 ($29.72)
    Sewerage: $223,000 ($12.48)
    Gas Utilities: $194,000 ($10.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $504,000 ($28.21)

Calera government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,496,000 ($195.66)
    Other: $993,000 ($55.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $907,000 ($50.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $605,000 ($33.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $455,000 ($25.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $365,000 ($20.43)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($7.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,988,000 ($223.19)
    Gas Utilities: $2,554,000 ($142.94)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,394,000 ($693.64)
    Other License: $2,847,000 ($159.34)
    Property: $2,239,000 ($125.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $327,000 ($18.30)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $122,000 ($6.83)

Calera government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,152,000 ($2750.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,456,000 ($2599.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,696,000 ($150.88)

Calera government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,774,000 ($267.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,858,000 ($775.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $858,000 ($48.02)
Businesses in Calera, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Publix Super Markets1
Advance Auto Parts1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Subway1
Days Inn1T-Mobile2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Hilton1UPS1
McDonald's1Waffle House1
Penske1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Calera:

  • WBYE (1370 AM; 1 kW; CALERA, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calera:

  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WEZZ-FM (97.7 FM; CLANTON, AL; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Calera:

  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • 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)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
Calera fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Calera fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 51Number of bridges
  • 561ft / 171mTotal length
  • $57,387,000Total costs
  • 555,120Total average daily traffic
  • 100,227Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Calera, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Calera, AL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Calera)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Calera, AL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (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: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Calera)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Calera)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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 ORIGINATED39$132,24911$103,79755$141,0722$41,7602$87,4902$51,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$120,8801$107,6005$137,1360$01$61,3901$29,590
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$135,1273$93,92726$146,5323$39,9900$01$69,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$145,3142$125,71521$149,9661$98,1700$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$110,3750$04$168,1480$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0306.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$145,7403$161,493
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$250,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$199,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0306.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Calera, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Calera, AL - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 66. The highest number of fire incidents - 107 took place in 2007, and the least - 21 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Calera, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.0%), and Structure Fires (28.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Calera, AL
    • 36840.0%Outside Fires
    • 25928.2%Structure Fires
    • 21123.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 818.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Calera, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Calera, Alabama:

  • Days Inn, 11691 Hwy 25 & I-65, Calera, Alabama 35040 , Phone: (205) 668-0560
  • Quality Inn Calera, 357 Hwy 304, Calera, Alabama 35040 , Phone: (205) 668-3641, Fax: (205) 668-3102
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Birmingham/Calera, 11960 Hwy 25, Calera, Alabama 35040 , Phone: (205) 668-4800
  • Hampton Inn Calera, Al, 93 Metro Dr, Calera, Alabama 35040 , Phone: (205) 668-6565, Fax: (205) 668-7881
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Calera, Alabama
Most common first names in Calera, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5269.0 years
William4372.4 years
Mary4074.4 years
Robert3971.1 years
John3872.8 years
Charles3168.8 years
Thomas2071.7 years
George1872.5 years
Willie1373.8 years
Margaret1273.1 years
Most common last names in Calera, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3771.5 years
Glass2876.2 years
Jones2370.8 years
Johnson2178.1 years
Ellison1682.5 years
Lucas1673.5 years
Martin1675.6 years
Davis1669.4 years
Williams1577.1 years
Collum1275.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Calera, AL
  • 70.7%Electricity
  • 27.9%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Calera, AL
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 28.6%Utility gas


Calera compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Calera on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #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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