Shelby, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Shelby Census Designated Place had a population of 1,085 as of July 1, 2016. Shelby ranks in the lower 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 Shelby is located at latitude 33.1069 and longitude -86.5854 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Shelby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Shelby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582698) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Shelby Census Designated Place is located within Columbiana Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelby 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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Shelby, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,085
Population in Households 1,085
Population in Familes 941
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $120,043
Average Home Value $208,605


Median Household Income $42,751
Average Household Income $64,502
Per Capita Income $24,651
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.91%
Households 0.51% 0.81%
Families 0.75% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby 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 # 296 49th
Population Density1 # 532 8th
Diversity Index2 # 416 28th
Median Household Income # 185 68th
Per Capita Income # 95 84th

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