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Shelby County, Alabama

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Shelby County, Alabama
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 215,707
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 215,707
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 195,313
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 195,085
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.3%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 12,855
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 5.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 88,388
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 79.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $199,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,413
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $408
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $975
Building permits, 2018 1,045
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 76,868
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.68
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 92.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 84.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 42.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 334,421
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 583,410
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,700,041
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,651,335
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,567,384
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,777
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $74,063
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $35,330
Persons in poverty, percent
7.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 5,132
Total employment, 2016 83,416
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 4,111,041
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 17,637
All firms, 2012 18,665
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,504
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,937
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,636
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 15,391
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,036
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,653
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 248.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 784.93
FIPS Code 01117
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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