Shelby County AL Information


Shelby County Subdivisions

Shelby County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 204,723
Population in Households 202,099
Population in Familes 173,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,624
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 77,851
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 56,266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 85,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61,225 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,626 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,307 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $209,201
Average Home Value $259,094


Median Household Income $70,726
Average Household Income $91,555
Per Capita Income $34,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.14% 1.31%
Households 1.18% 1.31%
Families 1.09% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shelby County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 94th
Population Density1 # 5 94th
Diversity Index2 # 40 42nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.