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Alabaster, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Alabaster had a population of 32,346 as of July 1, 2016. Alabaster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alabaster is located at latitude 33.2194 and longitude -86.8239 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alabaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Alabaster (GNIS ID: 2403069) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alabaster is located within Alabaster-Helena Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alabaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Alabaster, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,346
Population in Households 32,037
Population in Familes 28,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 309
Population Density1 1,323
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 11,284
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 8,608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,556 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,728 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $172,415
Average Home Value $187,081


Median Household Income $71,450
Average Household Income $81,114
Per Capita Income $28,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.2%
Households 0.97% 1.13%
Families 0.71% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Alabaster, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alabaster to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 16 97th
Population Density1 # 30 95th
Diversity Index2 # 151 74th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 46 92nd

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