Shelby County, Alabama Population 2022

Shelby County, Alabama's estimated population is 224,059 with a growth rate of 0.95% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Alabama is the 6th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 196,032 and has seen a growth of 14.30% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18202,4160.00%
18305,7043,288136.09%
18406,1124087.15%
18509,5363,42456.02%
186012,6183,08232.32%
187012,218-400-3.17%
188017,2365,01841.07%
189020,8863,65021.18%
190023,6842,79813.40%
191026,9493,26513.79%
192027,0971480.55%
193027,5764791.77%
194028,9621,3865.03%
195030,3621,4004.83%
196032,1321,7705.83%
197038,0375,90518.38%
198066,29828,26174.30%
199099,35833,06049.87%
2010196,03296,67497.30%
2011197,9521,9200.98%
2012200,9122,9601.50%
2013204,0393,1271.56%
2014206,2802,2411.10%
2015208,9592,6791.30%
2016211,2822,3231.11%
2017213,6332,3511.11%
2018215,5831,9500.91%
2019217,7022,1190.98%
2020219,8212,1190.97%
2021221,9402,1190.96%
2022224,0592,1190.95%
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Shelby County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White172,56079.76%
Black or African American26,21312.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native8340.39%
Asian4,2311.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.02%
Some Other Race5,8212.69%
Two or More Races6,6483.07%
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Shelby County, Alabama Population by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2022

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Shelby County, Alabama Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

40.4


Female

Shelby County, Alabama Adults

There are 165,616 adults, (33,229 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Alabama.

Shelby County, Alabama Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

111,753

51.65%

Male

104,597

48.35%

Shelby County, Alabama Population by Age

Shelby County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
All80.4%19.6%
Male70.3%29.7%
Non Family67.7%32.3%
Female67.6%32.4%

80.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All80,7562.6480.4
Married47,7223.2289.1
Male2,2573.4670.3
Female7,2893.2267.6
Non Family23,4881.2167.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1572.14%
9th to 12th Grade6,8814.66%
High School Graduate28,72319.43%
Some College32,03721.68%
Associates Degree11,6567.89%
Bachelors Degree42,68328.88%
Graduate Degree22,65415.33%
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Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander282419
Asian2,9042,4341,726
2+ Races2,5092,3401,163
White118,270112,04654,268
Native American546445197
Black17,63416,2356,232
Hispanic6,2914,5181,935
Other Race3,1372,105636

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.86%.

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,805$62,471$40,293
Less Than 9th Grade$27,363$35,022$22,188
High School Graduate$38,670$47,167$26,512
Some College$41,237$52,551$34,264
Bachelors Degree$60,506$79,747$46,405
Graduate Degree$67,201$96,498$56,632

$50,805

Average Earnings

$62,471

Average Male

$40,293

Average Female

Shelby County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Alabama Language by Age

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Shelby County, Alabama Language

92.46% of Shelby County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.69% of the population.

Shelby County, Alabama Language

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,2181,85115.15%
Asian4,1993678.74%
Black25,5022,0968.22%
Multiple6,4514186.48%
White165,4739,8415.95%
Native77120.26%
Other1,517NaN%

6.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.07%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is Hispanic, with 15.15% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.95%.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.06%
High School9.05%
Some College6.29%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.19%
Male Unemployed13.29%
Female Employed4.12%
Female Unemployed23.65%

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,889$103,042
Families$97,843$120,725
Married Families$106,192$131,870
Non Families$42,467$57,782
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

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12,536

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,365
First Gulf War3,263
Vietnam4,001
Korea981
World War II205

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,158
35 to 543,166
55 to 642,015
65 to 743,136
75+3,061

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,7408.00%
Black1,3696.83%
Native American274.06%
Asian1113.59%
Islander517.86%
Other Race701.83%
2+ Races2146.40%
Hispanic2202.93%

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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3.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Alabama 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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64.36%

Born in Shelby County, Alabama

95.01%

Native Born

4.99%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.01% of Shelby County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 64.36% having been born in Alabama. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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