Chelsea, Alabama Population 2021

15,314
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Chelsea is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 15,314, it is the 41st largest city in Alabama and the 2286th largest city in the United States . Chelsea is currently growing at a rate of 4.04% annually and its population has increased by 50.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,183 in 2010. Chelsea reached it's highest population of 15,314 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Chelsea has a population density of 663 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chelsea is $107,871 with a poverty rate of 3.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,448 per month, and the median house value is $232,700. 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 Chelsea was:

  • White: 89.60%
  • Black or African American: 6.17%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Other race: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chelsea, Alabama is 15,314 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,532.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,183.

Chelsea, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,73689.60%
Black or African American8086.17%
Asian1991.52%
Two or More Races1881.44%
Some Other Race1411.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.20%
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Chelsea Population by Race

Chelsea Population Pyramid $2021

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Chelsea Median Age

34.9


Total

35.3


Male

34.7


Female

Chelsea Adults

There are 9,054 adults, (1,638 of whom are seniors) in Chelsea.

Chelsea Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelsea Sex Ratio

Female

6,779

51.76%

Male

6,319

48.24%

Chelsea Population by Age

Chelsea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chelsea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Married94.6%5.4%
All94.3%5.7%
Non Family93.4%6.6%
Male79.4%20.6%

94.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chelsea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5082.8794.3
Married3,2693.394.6
Non Family8581.0893.4
Female2742.95100
Male1073.9279.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Chelsea Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade710.85%
9th to 12th Grade2933.52%
High School Graduate1,26015.15%
Some College2,10425.30%
Associates Degree85310.26%
Bachelors Degree2,64131.76%
Graduate Degree1,09313.14%
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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
White7,5037,2943,554
Black504437123
Asian1265221
Hispanic11910533
2+ Races42428
Other Race3218
Native American2626

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 white people with a rate of 47.37%.

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,548$69,783$43,163
Less Than 9th Grade$$$18,125
High School Graduate$40,806$52,000$23,313
Some College$50,396$66,281$37,750
Bachelors Degree$72,778$96,212$60,601
Graduate Degree$55,817$79,643$48,311

$54,548

Average Earnings

$69,783

Average Male

$43,163

Average Female

Chelsea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelsea Language by Age

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Chelsea Language

95.49% of Chelsea residents speak only English, while 4.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Chelsea Language

Chelsea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5742422.09%
Black79710112.67%
Hispanic1889148.40%
Other1419164.54%
Multiple1822614.29%

3.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.42%

Male Poverty Rate

3.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelsea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is Other, with 64.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 2.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.96%.

Chelsea Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.50%
High School5.78%
Some College3.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.19%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.52%
Female Employed0.60%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelsea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,727$107,871
Families$104,395$116,912
Married Families$107,061-
Non Families$51,875$66,970
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Income by Household Type

Chelsea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

68.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.3%

Male Marriage Rate

65.2%

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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601

Number of Veterans

502

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam254
First Gulf War181
Second Gulf War67
Korea58
World War II18

Chelsea Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74227
35 to 54164
75+160
55 to 6450
18 to 34

Chelsea Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6017.28%
Hispanic1210.08%

Chelsea Veterans by Race

Chelsea Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelsea Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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63.32%

Born in Chelsea

96.34%

Native Born

3.66%

Foreign Born

2.22%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.34% of Chelsea residents were born in the United States, with 63.32% having been born in Alabama. 2.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Chelsea Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,3145944.04%
202014,7205944.21%
201914,1265944.39%
201813,5324843.71%
201713,0484913.91%
201612,5573202.62%
201512,2372932.45%
201411,9443993.46%
201311,5454153.73%
201211,1302492.29%
201110,8811431.33%
201010,7387,78913.80%
20002,9490.00%

Chelsea Population by Year