Shelby County, Alabama Population 2018

Shelby County, Alabama's estimated population is 213,605 with a growth rate of 3.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Alabama is the 5th largest county in Alabama.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017213,6057,6543.72%
2016205,951-5,122-2.43%
2016211,0732,1961.05%
2015208,8772,7251.32%
2014206,1522,2551.11%
2013203,8973,0691.53%
2012200,8282,9431.49%
2011197,8851,8680.95%
2010196,01796,65997.28%
199099,35833,06049.87%
198066,29828,26174.30%
197038,0375,90518.38%
196032,1321,7705.83%
195030,3621,4004.83%
194028,9621,3865.03%
193027,5764791.77%
192027,0971480.55%
191026,9493,26513.79%
190023,6842,79813.40%
189020,8863,65021.18%
188017,2365,01841.07%
187012,218-400-3.17%
186012,6183,08232.32%
18509,5363,42456.02%
18406,1124087.15%
18305,7043,288136.09%
18202,4160.00%

Shelby County, Alabama Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White167,257
Black or African American23,898
Some Other Race6,873
Asian4,088
Two or More Races3,322
American Indian and Alaska Native446
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander67

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Shelby County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shelby County, Alabama Median Age

38.1


Total

37.4


Male

38.7


Female

Shelby County, Alabama Adults

There are 155,699 adults, (26,774 of which are seniors) in Shelby County, Alabama.

Shelby County, Alabama Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

105,853

51.40%

Male

100,098

48.60%

Shelby County, Alabama Households and Families

Shelby County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All79.3%20.7%
Male74.7%25.3%
Female67.9%32.1%
Non Family64.7%35.3%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Alabama Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All75,9422.6779.3
Married44,6063.2388.5
Non Family21,6901.2164.7
Female7,3063.3667.9
Male2,3403.3574.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Alabama Households

Shelby County, Alabama Education

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7752.72%
9th to 12th Grade7,9395.71%
High School Graduate29,25921.05%
Some College30,33821.82%
Associates Degree10,1217.28%
Bachelors Degree38,10727.41%
Graduate Degree19,47814.01%

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White113,273106,31149,013
Black15,44413,8405,571
Hispanic6,0543,3921,045
Other Race3,4251,392273
Asian2,6392,2701,359
Multiple Races1,2721,159503
Native American28826871
Islander4541

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.50%.

Shelby County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,432$55,383$34,568
Less Than High School$20,978$24,693$15,308
High School Grad$31,310$38,592$24,182
Some College$37,444$51,002$28,544
Bachelors Degree$56,901$75,329$42,849
Graduate Degree$62,221$81,378$51,971

$44,432

Average Earnings

$55,383

Average Male

$34,568

Average Female

Shelby County, Alabama Language

Shelby County, Alabama Language by Age

Shelby County, Alabama Language

91.81% of Shelby County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 8.19% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.34% of the population.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,38510,2106.37%
Hispanic11,7413,41629.09%
Black23,0223,06613.32%
Other6,7882,09930.92%
Multiple3,30533410.11%
Asian4,0733127.66%
Native4465512.33%

8.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.64%

Male Poverty Rate

9.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is Other, with 30.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is White, with 6.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.65%.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.94%
High School9.20%
Some College6.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.34%
Male Unemployed21.40%
Female Employed5.24%
Male Employed4.80%

Shelby County, Alabama Income

Shelby County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,310$89,768
Families$85,654$104,381
Married Families$94,294$115,221
Non Families$39,415$50,888

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by War

12,922

Number of Veterans

11,988

Male Veterans

934

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,705
First Gulf War3,008
Second Gulf War1,984
Korea1,035
World War II593

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,709
65 to 743,492
75+2,608
55 to 642,010
18 to 341,103

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,2848.77%
Black1,4578.18%
Hispanic1642.30%
Asian973.41%
2 or More301.85%
Other250.61%
Hawaiian1840.00%
Indian113.16%

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Employment Status

Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Age

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Alabama

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Birmingham 212204212157-47-0.02%
Hoover 809968497839824.92%
Vestavia Hills 34154346885341.56%
Alabaster310663294818826.06%
Pelham214522305015987.45%
Helena 1695818673171510.11%
Calera 1160413489188516.24%
Chelsea1052412341181717.27%
Leeds 11772119401681.43%
Montevallo629867234256.75%
Columbiana416845393718.90%
Indian Springs Village243025441144.69%
Vincent 20782118401.92%
Wilsonville19081987794.14%
Harpersville16511680291.76%
Westover1248154229423.56%
Wilton67968230.44%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990