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The Shelby CDP(1) had a population of 947 as of July 1, 2022. 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 33.1104 and longitude -86.5842 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Shelby Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Shelby, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 947 (100%)
Population in Households 946 (99.9%)
Population in Families 814 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 51
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $63,376
Average Household Income $81,666
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $30,778
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (85.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 3.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $175,287
Average Home Value $190,815
Housing Affordability Index3 185


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 276
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.33% 0.11%
Households 0.36% 0.11%
Families   0.07%
Median Household Income   4.58%
Per Capita Income   5.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%

Shelby, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 318 47th
Population Density # 545 8th
Median Household Income # 111 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 350 59th
Per Capita Income # 194 67th
Diversity Index # 397 33rd

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