Calera, Alabama Population 2021

15,547
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Calera is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 15,547, it is the 39th largest city in Alabama and the 2266th largest city in the United States . Calera is currently growing at a rate of 2.74% annually and its population has increased by 33.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,620 in 2010. Calera reached it's highest population of 15,547 in 2021. Spanning over 24 miles, Calera has a population density of 643 people per square mile.

The average household income in Calera is $69,732 with a poverty rate of 5.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,068 per month, and the median house value is $148,000. The median age in Calera is 33.1 years, 32.4 years for males, and 34.3 years for females.

Calera Demographics

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

  • White: 63.15%
  • Black or African American: 28.30%
  • Other race: 4.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.01%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Calera, Alabama is 15,547 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,302.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,620.

Calera, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,75063.15%
Black or African American3,92128.30%
Some Other Race6764.88%
Two or More Races2782.01%
Asian2311.67%
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Calera Population by Race

Calera Population Pyramid $2021

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Calera Median Age

33.1


Total

32.4


Male

34.3


Female

Calera Adults

There are 9,817 adults, (1,432 of whom are seniors) in Calera.

Calera Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Calera Sex Ratio

Female

7,322

52.84%

Male

6,534

47.16%

Calera Population by Age

Calera Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Calera Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.8%12.2%
Married85.8%14.2%
Female83.7%16.3%
All81.6%18.4%
Non Family73.5%26.5%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Calera Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1002.7181.6
Married2,6653.4485.8
Non Family1,6311.1873.5
Female7303.2283.7
Male745.2687.8

3.39

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Calera Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1441.65%
9th to 12th Grade5225.99%
High School Graduate2,18325.04%
Some College2,60229.85%
Associates Degree5946.81%
Bachelors Degree1,92622.09%
Graduate Degree7468.56%
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Calera Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Calera Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6965,3701,940
Black2,4572,333658
Hispanic33920644
Other Race27915121
Asian1829911
2+ Races434319

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 44.19%.

Calera Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,107$53,158$32,732
Less Than 9th Grade$30,750$39,053$25,391
High School Graduate$36,605$51,071$31,420
Some College$43,038$58,451$31,011
Bachelors Degree$46,480$47,788$41,532
Graduate Degree$58,644$81,250$57,886

$45,107

Average Earnings

$53,158

Average Male

$32,732

Average Female

Calera Earnings by Educational Attainment

Calera Language by Age

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Calera Language

91.07% of Calera residents speak only English, while 8.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.

Calera Language

Calera Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,6623443.97%
Black3,9212716.91%
Asian23111248.48%
Hispanic747141.87%

5.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.24%

Male Poverty Rate

7.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Calera

The race most likely to be in poverty in Calera is Asian, with 48.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Calera is Hispanic, with 1.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.42%.

Calera Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School6.60%
Less Than 9th Grade5.26%
Some College5.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%

Calera Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.51%
Male Unemployed7.14%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed1.77%

Calera Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Calera Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,594$69,732
Families$74,801$80,642
Married Families$84,652-
Non Families$36,117$45,277
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Income by Household Type

Calera Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Calera Married by Age and Sex

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Calera Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Calera Marital Status by Race

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Calera Marital Status

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779

Number of Veterans

731

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War290
Second Gulf War231
Vietnam181
Korea65
World War II12

Calera Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54368
65 to 74163
75+162
55 to 6451
18 to 3435

Calera Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5829.24%
Black1846.71%
Hispanic173.10%
Other Race132.66%

Calera Veterans by Race

Calera Veterans by Education

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0.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Calera Veterans by Education

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68.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Calera Employment by Age

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Calera Employment by Race

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Calera 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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71.90%

Born in Calera

95.33%

Native Born

4.67%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.33% of Calera residents were born in the United States, with 71.90% having been born in Alabama. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Calera Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,5474152.74%
202015,1324152.82%
201914,7174152.90%
201814,3023812.74%
201713,9213462.55%
201613,5753202.41%
201513,2552792.15%
201412,9762301.80%
201312,7462912.34%
201212,4553322.74%
201112,1233933.35%
201011,7308,57214.02%
20003,1580.00%

Calera Population by Year