Alabaster, Alabama Population 2021

33,635
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Alabaster is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 33,635, it is the 16th largest city in Alabama and the 1173rd largest city in the United States . Alabaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 10.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,352 in 2010. Alabaster reached it's highest population of 33,635 in 2021. Spanning over 26 miles, Alabaster has a population density of 1,332 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alabaster is $88,408 with a poverty rate of 9.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,088 per month, and the median house value is $173,000. The median age in Alabaster is 37.5 years, 37.1 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Alabaster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alabaster was:

  • White: 73.26%
  • Black or African American: 14.50%
  • Other race: 6.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Alabaster, Alabama is 33,635 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,413.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,352.

Alabaster, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,30473.26%
Black or African American4,81114.50%
Some Other Race2,2866.89%
Two or More Races9312.81%
Asian5331.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native3040.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%
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Alabaster Population by Race

Alabaster Population Pyramid $2021

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Alabaster Median Age

37.5


Total

37.1


Male

37.8


Female

Alabaster Adults

There are 24,472 adults, (3,996 of whom are seniors) in Alabaster.

Alabaster Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Alabaster Sex Ratio

Female

16,967

51.14%

Male

16,209

48.86%

Alabaster Population by Age

Alabaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alabaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
All83.6%16.4%
Non Family74.6%25.4%
Male73.4%26.6%
Female61.5%38.5%

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alabaster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5682.8483.6
Married7,2583.390.9
Non Family2,9011.2174.6
Female1,1083.7861.5
Male3014.1973.4

3.31

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Alabaster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7073.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,3586.24%
High School Graduate4,72121.69%
Some College5,27224.22%
Associates Degree2,0309.33%
Bachelors Degree5,01023.02%
Graduate Degree2,66612.25%
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Alabaster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alabaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,17915,3346,166
Black3,4833,1541,094
Hispanic1,307613161
Other Race87938992
2+ Races35233074
Asian333158129
Native American16511152
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.74%.

Alabaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,491$55,012$38,138
Less Than 9th Grade$26,577$30,586$23,484
High School Graduate$38,083$44,464$31,288
Some College$41,452$52,710$32,535
Bachelors Degree$57,462$73,897$44,643
Graduate Degree$62,025$74,276$53,681

$46,491

Average Earnings

$55,012

Average Male

$38,138

Average Female

Alabaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alabaster Language by Age

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Alabaster Language

90.22% of Alabaster residents speak only English, while 9.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.11% of the population.

Alabaster Language

Alabaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,2981,30439.54%
White23,2721,2435.34%
Other2,2421,22354.55%
Black4,7132485.26%
Multiple93110210.96%

9.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.66%

Male Poverty Rate

10.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alabaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alabaster is Other, with 54.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alabaster is Black, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.90%.

Alabaster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.54%
Some College7.63%
High School5.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.65%

Alabaster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed21.60%
Female Unemployed9.49%
Female Employed6.22%
Male Employed2.98%

Alabaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alabaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,072$88,408
Families$89,803$98,277
Married Families$97,217-
Non Families$45,012$54,588
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Income by Household Type

Alabaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Alabaster Married by Age and Sex

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Alabaster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Alabaster Marital Status by Race

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Alabaster Marital Status

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1,875

Number of Veterans

1,726

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam575
First Gulf War555
Second Gulf War379
Korea73
World War II50

Alabaster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54632
55 to 64395
65 to 74391
75+253
18 to 34204

Alabaster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5988.63%
Black2135.61%
Asian278.11%
Hispanic221.37%
Native American2210.38%
Other Race100.92%
2+ Races51.09%

Alabaster Veterans by Race

Alabaster Veterans by Education

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1.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alabaster Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Alabaster Employment by Age

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Alabaster Employment by Race

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Alabaster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.01%

Born in Alabaster

94.05%

Native Born

5.95%

Foreign Born

4.45%

Non Citizen

1.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.05% of Alabaster residents were born in the United States, with 65.01% having been born in Alabama. 4.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alabaster Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,635740.22%
202033,561740.22%
201933,487740.22%
201833,4131380.41%
201733,2752580.78%
201633,0172450.75%
201532,7725901.83%
201432,1822020.63%
201331,9802960.93%
201231,6843090.98%
201131,3751660.53%
201031,2098,5903.27%
200022,6197,8874.38%
199014,7327,6537.60%
19807,0794,43710.36%
19702,6421,0425.14%
19601,6000.00%

Alabaster Population by Year