Shelby County, Alabama Population 2018

Shelby County, Alabama's estimated population is 213,605 with a growth rate of 1.20% 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
2017208,721-4,884-2.29%
2017213,6052,5321.20%
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
White168,535
Black or African American24,669
Some Other Race7,288
Asian3,973
Two or More Races3,732
American Indian and Alaska Native468
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander56

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Shelby County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shelby County, Alabama Median Age

38.5


Total

37.7


Male

39.3


Female

Shelby County, Alabama Adults

There are 158,225 adults, (28,571 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Alabama.

Shelby County, Alabama Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

107,301

51.41%

Male

101,420

48.59%

Shelby County, Alabama Households and Families

Shelby County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Shelby County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All79.6%20.4%
Male72%28%
Female69.2%30.8%
Non Family64.9%35.1%

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Alabama Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All76,8682.6879.6
Married45,6543.2288.6
Non Family21,7201.2164.9
Female7,1003.3969.2
Male2,3943.4172

3.2

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

2.4%

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 Grade3,5202.49%
9th to 12th Grade7,7065.46%
High School Graduate29,54420.91%
Some College30,67621.72%
Associates Degree10,1587.19%
Bachelors Degree39,36927.87%
Graduate Degree20,29014.36%

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,672108,09050,376
Black15,92014,3906,088
Hispanic6,1143,5311,207
Other Race3,4671,471353
Asian2,6412,1861,275
Multiple Races1,4671,385571
Native American383373104
Islander383412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 48.28%.

Shelby County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,195$56,638$36,272
Less Than High School$22,107$24,532$16,198
High School Grad$33,228$41,784$24,554
Some College$38,426$51,199$29,908
Bachelors Degree$57,350$77,166$44,304
Graduate Degree$63,642$86,541$52,252

$46,195

Average Earnings

$56,638

Average Male

$36,272

Average Female

Shelby County, Alabama Language

Shelby County, Alabama Language by Age

Shelby County, Alabama Language

92.06% of Shelby County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 7.94% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.22% of the population.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White161,80510,2306.32%
Hispanic11,9373,42928.73%
Black23,8192,79311.73%
Other7,1532,47634.61%
Asian3,9403478.81%
Multiple3,7102165.82%
Native4648518.32%

8.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.45%

Male Poverty Rate

9.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is Other, with 34.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is Multiple, with 5.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.73%.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.51%
High School8.88%
Some College6.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.41%
Male Unemployed21.46%
Female Employed5.06%
Male Employed4.84%

Shelby County, Alabama Income

Shelby County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,063$93,021
Families$89,045$108,282
Married Families$98,093$118,417
Non Families$39,654$52,138

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by War

12,855

Number of Veterans

11,750

Male Veterans

1,105

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,739
First Gulf War3,190
Second Gulf War2,063
Korea1,020
World War II451

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,533
65 to 743,522
75+2,689
55 to 641,866
18 to 341,245

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,2078.60%
Black1,4477.91%
Hispanic1512.08%
Asian963.40%
2 or More472.47%
Indian317.06%
Other230.55%
Hawaiian410.53%

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Employment Status

Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Age

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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