Calera, Alabama Population 2022

17,468
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Calera is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Calera has a 2020 population of 17,468. Calera is currently growing at a rate of 2.87% annually and its population has increased by 5.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,494 in 2010.

The average household income in Calera is $69,732 with a poverty rate of 6.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,211 per month, and the median house value is $154,100. 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 Calerawas:

  • White: 66.02%
  • Black or African American: 27.51%
  • Other race: 4.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Calera, Alabama is 17,468 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,494.

Calera, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,45866.02%
Black or African American3,94127.51%
Asian910.64%
Some Other Race6674.66%
Two or More Races1701.19%
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Calera Population by Race

Calera Population Pyramid 2022

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Calera Median Age

32.7


Total

31.8


Male

33.7


Female

Calera Adults

There are 10,226 adults, (1,280 of whom are seniors) in Calera.

Calera Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Calera Sex Ratio

Female

7,636

53.30%

Male

6,691

46.70%

Calera Population by Age

Calera Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Calera Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married86.7%13.3%
All81.4%18.6%
Female80.9%19.1%
Non Family71%29%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Calera Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2572.7281.4
Married2,7693.3386.7
Male984.1100
Female8573.2680.9
Non Family1,5331.2271

3.3

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Calera Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade560.62%
9th to 12th Grade4575.03%
High School Graduate2,01822.20%
Some College2,67929.47%
Associates Degree8549.39%
Bachelors Degree2,24224.66%
Graduate Degree7848.62%
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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
Black2,3192,239902
2+ Races494917
White6,2255,8662,044
Asian757511
Hispanic42234852
Other Race34928318

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 38.90%.

Calera Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,952$56,675$40,154
Less Than 9th Grade$$80,094$25,288
High School Graduate$40,275$55,048$24,289
Some College$41,500$53,520$33,345
Bachelors Degree$54,798$54,792$54,803
Graduate Degree$60,867$93,996$58,976

$46,952

Average Earnings

$56,675

Average Male

$40,154

Average Female

Calera Earnings by Educational Attainment

Calera Language by Age

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Calera Language

92.03% of Calera residents speak only English, while 7.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.57% of the population.

Calera Language

Calera Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian918694.51%
Black3,9412947.46%
White9,3355125.48%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic767131.69%

6.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.62%

Male Poverty Rate

7.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Calera

The race most likely to be in poverty in Calera is Asian, with 94.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Calera is Hispanic, with 1.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.61%.

Calera Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.53%
High School7.53%
Some College5.55%
Bachelors or Greater1.59%

Calera Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.46%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed4.27%
Female Unemployed3.57%

Calera Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Calera Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,171$77,025
Families$79,557$87,831
Married Families$97,752-
Non Families$40,954$49,522
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Income by Household Type

Calera Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

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 55-64.

Calera Marital Status by Race

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Calera Marital Status

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729

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War172
First Gulf War302
Vietnam173
Korea59
World War II

Calera Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3425
35 to 54372
55 to 6464
65 to 74139
75+129

Calera Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5738.30%
Black1355.09%
Other Race203.88%
2+ Races13.13%
Hispanic274.58%

Calera Veterans by Race

Calera Veterans by Education

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0.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Calera Veterans by Education

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74.3%

Labor Force Participation

73.6%

Employment Rate

0.4%

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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72.44%

Born in Calera

95.90%

Native Born

4.10%

Foreign Born

3.29%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.90% of Calera residents were born in the United States, with 72.44% having been born in Alabama. 3.29% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20003,1580.00%
201011,6208,46213.91%
201112,1074874.19%
201212,5944874.02%
201313,0814873.87%
201413,5684873.72%
201514,0554873.59%
201614,5424873.46%
201715,0294873.35%
201815,5164873.24%
201916,0034873.14%
202016,4944913.07%
202116,9814872.95%
202217,4684872.87%

Calera Population by Year