Chelsea, Alabama Population 2022

15,942
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Chelsea is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Chelsea has a 2020 population of 15,942. Chelsea is currently growing at a rate of 3.10% annually and its population has increased by 6.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,982 in 2010.

The average household income in Chelsea is $107,871 with a poverty rate of 3.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,230 per month, and the median house value is $241,300. The median age in Chelsea is 34.9 years, 35.3 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Chelsea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chelseawas:

  • White: 89.25%
  • Black or African American: 6.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chelsea, Alabama is 15,942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,982.

Chelsea, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,13789.25%
Black or African American8866.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.17%
Asian780.57%
Some Other Race1921.41%
Two or More Races2832.08%
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Chelsea Population by Race

Chelsea Population Pyramid 2022

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Chelsea Median Age

35.4


Total

33


Male

37.9


Female

Chelsea Adults

There are 9,300 adults, (1,687 of whom are seniors) in Chelsea.

Chelsea Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelsea Sex Ratio

Female

6,499

47.79%

Male

7,100

52.21%

Chelsea Population by Age

Chelsea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chelsea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Non Family92.9%7.1%
All90.4%9.6%
Married89.3%10.7%
Male86.5%13.5%

90.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chelsea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4423.0290.4
Married3,1823.5289.3
Male1933.6186.5
Female1752.95100
Non Family8921.1292.9

3.46

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

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Chelsea Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade600.71%
9th to 12th Grade2563.01%
High School Graduate1,18113.88%
Some College2,30127.04%
Associates Degree99911.74%
Bachelors Degree2,66131.27%
Graduate Degree1,05112.35%
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Chelsea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race886951
2+ Races909046
Hispanic17916090
White7,6637,4923,436
Black503431143
Native American2323
Asian54

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.95%.

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,109$67,551$42,257
Less Than 9th Grade$27,368$$35,241
High School Graduate$43,000$53,750$24,357
Some College$53,195$71,450$41,102
Bachelors Degree$62,096$91,917$45,833
Graduate Degree$60,078$69,643$50,995

$54,109

Average Earnings

$67,551

Average Male

$42,257

Average Female

Chelsea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelsea Language by Age

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Chelsea Language

91.79% of Chelsea residents speak only English, while 8.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.83% of the population.

Chelsea Language

Chelsea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic25810239.53%
Multiple2733512.82%
Black8659110.52%
White11,9622422.02%
Other102NaN%

3.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.09%

Male Poverty Rate

3.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelsea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is Hispanic, with 39.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.04%.

Chelsea Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.99%
High School3.77%
Some College3.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.76%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.61%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.85%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelsea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$92,917$106,664
Families$102,281$116,577
Married Families$104,690-
Non Families$49,413$63,935
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Income by Household Type

Chelsea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.1%

Male Marriage Rate

65.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelsea Married by Age and Sex

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Chelsea 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 35-44.

Chelsea Marital Status by Race

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Chelsea Marital Status

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766

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War94
First Gulf War279
Vietnam215
Korea68
World War II39

Chelsea Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3440
35 to 54189
55 to 64104
65 to 74220
75+213

Chelsea Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7669.05%
Hispanic73.91%

Chelsea Veterans by Race

Chelsea Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelsea Veterans by Education

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chelsea Employment by Age

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Chelsea Employment by Race

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Chelsea 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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63.38%

Born in Chelsea

96.30%

Native Born

3.70%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.30% of Chelsea residents were born in the United States, with 63.38% having been born in Alabama. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Chelsea Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20002,9490.00%
201010,1837,23413.19%
201110,6634804.71%
201211,1434804.50%
201311,6234804.31%
201412,1034804.13%
201512,5834803.97%
201613,0634803.81%
201713,5434803.67%
201814,0234803.54%
201914,5034803.42%
202014,9824793.30%
202115,4624803.20%
202215,9424803.10%

Chelsea Population by Year