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Shelby County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 217,702 (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: 274 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Shelby County: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Shelby County, AL (2019)
    • 166,08777.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 26,08812.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,8326.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,3852.0%Asian alone
    • 3,8291.8%Two or more races
    • 5790.3%Some other race alone
    • 4760.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 480.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.5 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 105,158  (48.3%)
Females: 112,544  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Shelby County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,614 ($55,440 in 1999)
This county:

$75,614
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $911 (lower quartile is $666, upper quartile is $1,139)
This county:

$911
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $229,600 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Shelby:

$229,600
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $157,900 - $356,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $291,938
Here:

$291,938
State:

$209,799

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,818
Here:

$150,818
State:

$168,997

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,870
Here:

$133,870
State:

$140,983

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,166
Here:

$114,166
State:

$235,832

Mobile homes: $70,783
Here:

$70,783
State:

$69,597

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $66,557
Here:

$66,557
State:

$60,147

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,505
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $422

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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Health of residents in Shelby County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
66.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
41.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1596 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 1998: 2009 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1999: 1891 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2000: 1742 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2001: 2028 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 2076 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2003: 2159 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 888 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2016: 1054 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2017: 1023 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2018: 1045 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2019: 1078 buildings, average cost: $263,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Shelby, AL residents
Average permit cost in Shelby, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,165 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $951 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Shelby, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shelby, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Shelby, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.6%
Shelby County:

5.6%
Alabama:

15.5%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.1% for other race residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.5 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 40.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.0 years old, Black residents: 36.1 years old, American Indian residents: 27.5 years old, Asian residents: 39.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.9 years old, Other race residents: 21.1 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

2018 air pollution in Shelby County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 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 November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Alabama:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Shelby, AL
County total employment by year in Shelby, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Shelby, AL

Current college students: 7,321
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,755 (47.6% naturalized citizens)

Shelby County:

5.9%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,4892010 or later
  • 3,5872000 to 2009
  • 1,9791990 to 1999
  • 7761980 to 1989
  • 4571970 to 1979
  • 402Before 1970

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: 67,966
  • One, attached: 5,031
  • Two: 612
  • 3 or 4: 999
  • 5 to 9: 2,286
  • 10 to 19: 3,760
  • 20 to 49: 976
  • 50 or more: 1,594
  • Mobile homes: 5,915

Housing units in Shelby County with a mortgage: 46,799 (1,251 second mortgage, 3,964 home equity loan, 45 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,758

Here:

68.7% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shelby County

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-
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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 115% 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 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) 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from Shelby County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shelby

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 74,148 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 7,397 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 147 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 17 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 16 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 837 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 784 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 5,672 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Venezuela (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shelby County


  • American (24%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $93,175.

8.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

5.72% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($41,944 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($22,791 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.44%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Talladega County, AL  0.18% ($69,942)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.17% ($48,917)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.14% ($53,843)
from Madison County, AL  0.09% ($51,127)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

5.30% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($36,943 average AGI)
2.58% relocated to other states ($28,309 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.58%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.17% ($47,602)
to Talladega County, AL  0.15% ($50,625)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.12% ($84,042)
to Madison County, AL  0.11% ($47,314)

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 2019: 12.0

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 2019: 6.5

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 population in Shelby County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Shelby County, Alabama in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,577)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,101)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (903)
  • Unspecified dementia (854)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (832)
  • Congestive heart failure (784)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (739)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (599)
  • Cardiovascular disease, unspecified (473)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (394)

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: 217,702
  • Male householders: 44,780 (9,185 living alone), Female householders: 39,268 (13,646 living alone)
  • 48,340 spouses (47,881 opposite-sex spouses), 2,563 unmarried partners, (2,537 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 66,619 children (62,622 natural, 1,766 adopted, 2,231 stepchildren), 3,568 grandchildren, 1,243 brothers or sisters, 3,124 parents, 104 foster children, 2,486 other relatives, 2,746 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,861

Size of family households: 27,096 2-persons, 14,582 3-persons, 11,893 4-persons, 3,157 5-persons, 768 6-persons, 422 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,831 1-person, 3,299 2-persons.

37,866 married couples with children.
8,389 single-parent households (2,308 men, 6,081 women).

91.3% of residents of Shelby speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

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:

7.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Shelby County, Alabama
  • 6,6592014 or later
  • 4,6512010 to 2013
  • 22,4352000 to 2009
  • 23,2711990 to 1999
  • 14,8071980 to 1989
  • 10,5441970 to 1979
  • 3,5721960 to 1969
  • 1,2121950 to 1959
  • 1,0761940 to 1949
  • 9121939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Shelby County, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 9503 rooms
  • 3,5704 rooms
  • 9,6495 rooms
  • 12,5566 rooms
  • 12,5967 rooms
  • 10,2708 rooms
  • 18,9669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
  • 2491 room
  • 2562 rooms
  • 2,2143 rooms
  • 4,9864 rooms
  • 3,2405 rooms
  • 2,3896 rooms
  • 9347 rooms
  • 3708 rooms
  • 8539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Shelby County, Alabama
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2741 bedroom
  • 5,4092 bedrooms
  • 32,2463 bedrooms
  • 23,1914 bedrooms
  • 7,4375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shelby County, Alabama
  • 249no bedroom
  • 1,9141 bedroom
  • 7,6172 bedrooms
  • 5,0333 bedrooms
  • 3224 bedrooms
  • 3565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 712no vehicle
  • 16,3921 vehicle
  • 30,2692 vehicles
  • 14,3273 vehicles
  • 5,1664 vehicles
  • 1,6915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,091no vehicle
  • 7,0221 vehicle
  • 5,8152 vehicles
  • 1,2533 vehicles
  • 2714 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles

86.8% of Shelby County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Alabama.

Shelby County:

86.8%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 143,133
  • Other state: 59,597
  • Northeast: 6,652
  • Midwest: 12,456
  • South: 34,531
  • West: 5,958
Year householders moved into unit in Shelby County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shelby County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.5%Electricity
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.7%Electricity
  • 19.9%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,086
Here:

12.5%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,016
Here:

16.5%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,654
Here:

16.5%
Alabama:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Shelby County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,340,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,160,000
    Air Transportation: $881,000
    Regular Highways: $427,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,113,000
    Water Utilities: $509,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Correctional Institutions: $384,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,731,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,551,000
    Regular Highways: $11,812,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,633,000
    Water Utilities: $6,273,000
    Financial Administration: $6,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,701,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,503,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    General - Other: $2,777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,558,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,180,000
    Air Transportation: $1,030,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $898,000
    Health - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Health and Hospitals: $83,000
    Highways: $25,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,805,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,095,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,690,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,034,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Interest Earnings: $406,000
    Special Assessments: $308,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $107,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Royalties: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,414,000
    Police Protection: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $47,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    General Public Building: $31,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,321,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,921,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,958,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,946,000
    Other: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,072,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,277,000
    Other: $4,045,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,271,000
    Other License: $1,123,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $718,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $391,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $114,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,255,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,619,000

Shelby County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,340,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,160,000
    Air Transportation: $881,000
    Regular Highways: $427,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,113,000
    Water Utilities: $509,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Correctional Institutions: $384,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,731,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,551,000
    Regular Highways: $11,812,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,633,000
    Water Utilities: $6,273,000
    Financial Administration: $6,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,701,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,503,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    General - Other: $2,777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,558,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,180,000
    Air Transportation: $1,030,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $898,000
    Health - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Health and Hospitals: $83,000
    Highways: $25,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,805,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,095,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,690,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,034,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Interest Earnings: $406,000
    Special Assessments: $308,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $107,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Royalties: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,414,000
    Police Protection: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $47,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    General Public Building: $31,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,321,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,921,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,958,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,946,000
    Other: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,072,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,277,000
    Other: $4,045,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,271,000
    Other License: $1,123,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $718,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $391,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $114,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,255,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,619,000

Shelby County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,340,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,160,000
    Air Transportation: $881,000
    Regular Highways: $427,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,113,000
    Water Utilities: $509,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Correctional Institutions: $384,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,731,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,551,000
    Regular Highways: $11,812,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,633,000
    Water Utilities: $6,273,000
    Financial Administration: $6,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,701,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,503,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    General - Other: $2,777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,558,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,180,000
    Air Transportation: $1,030,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $898,000
    Health - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Health and Hospitals: $83,000
    Highways: $25,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,805,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,095,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,690,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,034,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Interest Earnings: $406,000
    Special Assessments: $308,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $107,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Royalties: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,414,000
    Police Protection: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $47,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    General Public Building: $31,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,321,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,921,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,958,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,946,000
    Other: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,072,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,277,000
    Other: $4,045,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,271,000
    Other License: $1,123,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $718,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $391,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $114,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,255,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,619,000

Shelby County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $13,340,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,160,000
    Air Transportation: $881,000
    Regular Highways: $427,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,113,000
    Water Utilities: $509,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Correctional Institutions: $384,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,731,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,551,000
    Regular Highways: $11,812,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,633,000
    Water Utilities: $6,273,000
    Financial Administration: $6,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,701,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,503,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    General - Other: $2,777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,558,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,180,000
    Air Transportation: $1,030,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $898,000
    Health - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Air Transportation: $99,000
    Health and Hospitals: $83,000
    Highways: $25,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,805,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,095,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,690,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,034,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Interest Earnings: $406,000
    Special Assessments: $308,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $107,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Royalties: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,414,000
    Police Protection: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $47,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    General Public Building: $31,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,321,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,921,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,958,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,946,000
    Other: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,072,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,277,000
    Other: $4,045,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,271,000
    Other License: $1,123,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $718,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $391,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $114,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,255,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,619,000

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
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 in Shelby, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Shelby, AL - 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+)"