Chelsea, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Chelsea, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Chelsea had a population of 12,748 as of July 1, 2019. Chelsea 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 Chelsea is located at latitude 33.3401 and longitude -86.6303 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chelsea encompass a land area of 21.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The City of Chelsea (GNIS ID: 2404037) 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 Chelsea is located within Chelsea Division of Shelby County.


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Chelsea, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chelsea, AL Housing Affordability Index is 193
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chelsea, AL Wealth Index is 119
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,748 (100%)
Population in Households 12,390 (97.2%)
Population in Families 11,025 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 358 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 558
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,633
Average Household Income $101,137
Per Capita Income $36,212
Wealth Index4 119

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,028 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 532 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $243,590
Housing Affordability Index3 193
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,560
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,516
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.29% 1.89%
Households 2.24% 1.87%
Families 1.82% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Chelsea, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chelsea to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 57 90th
Population Density # 114 81st
Diversity Index # 366 38th
Median Household Income # 15 98th
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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