Shelby County, Alabama Population 2021

Shelby County, Alabama's estimated population is 221,940 with a growth rate of 0.96% 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 13.22% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021221,9402,1190.96%
2020219,8212,1190.97%
2019217,7022,1190.98%
2018215,5831,9500.91%
2017213,6332,3511.11%
2016211,2822,3231.11%
2015208,9592,6791.30%
2014206,2802,2411.10%
2013204,0393,1271.56%
2012200,9122,9601.50%
2011197,9521,9200.98%
2010196,03296,67497.30%
199099,35833,06049.87%
198066,29828,26174.30%
197038,0375,90518.38%
196032,1321,7705.83%
195030,3621,4004.83%
194028,9621,3865.03%
193027,5764791.77%
192027,0971480.55%
191026,9493,26513.79%
190023,6842,79813.40%
189020,8863,65021.18%
188017,2365,01841.07%
187012,218-400-3.17%
186012,6183,08232.32%
18509,5363,42456.02%
18406,1124087.15%
18305,7043,288136.09%
18202,4160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.96%
County Website
State
Founded
February 7, 1818
County Seat
2010 Population
196,032
Growth Since 2010
13.22%
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Shelby County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White170,99880.12%
Black or African American25,87812.12%
Some Other Race7,0963.32%
Asian4,3992.06%
Two or More Races4,2742.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native7360.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.02%
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Shelby County, Alabama Population by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Alabama Median Age

39.3


Total

38.3


Male

40.2


Female

Shelby County, Alabama Adults

There are 162,807 adults, (31,716 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Alabama.

Shelby County, Alabama Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

110,086

51.58%

Male

103,346

48.42%

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
Married89.6%10.4%
All80.5%19.5%
Female69.8%30.2%
Male66.8%33.2%
Non Family66.4%33.6%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All79,6302.6480.5
Married47,4233.2189.6
Non Family22,9641.266.4
Female7,0343.2569.8
Male2,2093.5866.8

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 Grade3,4702.39%
9th to 12th Grade7,1884.94%
High School Graduate28,83519.83%
Some College32,20822.15%
Associates Degree11,2957.77%
Bachelors Degree41,30128.40%
Graduate Degree21,13014.53%
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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
White117,144110,77852,175
Black17,21715,7136,258
Hispanic6,1473,9971,402
Other Race3,2291,807419
Asian3,0222,4431,804
2+ Races1,3941,324557
Native American526464190
Islander333016

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.70%.

Shelby County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,022$60,291$38,538
Less Than 9th Grade$26,103$30,814$17,151
High School Graduate$36,836$46,016$27,156
Some College$41,230$53,165$31,938
Bachelors Degree$59,506$80,122$46,347
Graduate Degree$65,032$91,047$54,276

$49,022

Average Earnings

$60,291

Average Male

$38,538

Average Female

Shelby County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Alabama Language by Age

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Shelby County, Alabama Language

91.77% of Shelby County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 8.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Shelby County, Alabama Language

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White164,2489,9706.07%
Hispanic12,1242,66922.01%
Black24,9962,3849.54%
Other6,9972,20331.48%
Asian4,3733808.69%
Multiple4,1832826.74%

7.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.36%

Male Poverty Rate

8.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is Other, with 31.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Alabama is White, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.30%.

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.43%
High School8.41%
Some College6.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Shelby County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.26%
Male Unemployed17.83%
Female Employed4.80%
Male Employed3.62%

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$77,799$100,262
Families$95,848$117,948
Married Families$104,719$128,676
Non Families$40,786$54,272
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

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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12,648

Number of Veterans

11,579

Male Veterans

1,069

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,271
First Gulf War3,132
Second Gulf War2,717
Korea986
World War II285

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,531
35 to 543,430
75+2,654
55 to 641,694
18 to 341,339

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,8658.16%
Black1,4927.61%
Hispanic1712.33%
Asian1424.38%
2+ Races593.03%
Native American488.04%
Other Race400.98%
Islander26.06%

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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3.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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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64.41%

Born in Shelby County, Alabama

94.39%

Native Born

5.61%

Foreign Born

3.45%

Non Citizen

2.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.39% of Shelby County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 64.41% having been born in Alabama. 3.45% 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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