Shelby County AL Information


Shelby County Subdivisions

Shelby County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 214,666
Daytime Population: Workers 80,904
Daytime Population: Residents 111,491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 192,395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 212,032
Population in Familes 180,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,634
Population Density2 274
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $73,946
Average Household Income $96,568
Per Capita Income $36,563


Total Housing Units 88,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,585 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,254 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,461 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $211,529
Average Home Value $260,217


Total Households 80,839
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 57,856
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.33% 1.37%
Households 1.21% 1.3%
Families 1.02% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


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, 2017 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 Density # 5 94th
Diversity Index # 46 33rd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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