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Shelby County, Alabama; United States

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Shelby County, Alabama
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 217,702 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 217,702 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 195,253 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11.5% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 223,024 331,449,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 195,085 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.2%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.0%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.5%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.3%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.8%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.2%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,648 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 89,133 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.5% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $211,900 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,443 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $435 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,047 $1,062
Building permits, 2020 1,483 1,471,141
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 79,630 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.64 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.8% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.2% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.3% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.3% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.7% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.9% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.6% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.6% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.9% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 334,421 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 583,410 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,700,041 5,696,729,632
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,567,384 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,777 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.9 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $77,799 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,549 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
6.2%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 5,338 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 85,296 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 4,672,296 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -1.5% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 18,361 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 18,665 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,504 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,937 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,636 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 15,391 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,036 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,653 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 248.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 784.93 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 01117 1
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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