Shelby County is located in center Alabama. The County Seat is Columbiana and the largest city is Alabaster. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.shelbyal.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 206,655 and the 2010 census population was 195,218. The land area is 784.93 square miles and there are 248.5 persons per square mile.
84.4% of the population is White, 11.8% is Black or African American, 6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 91.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $193,000, there are 74,144 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,313, the median household income is $68,770, and 7.9% of the persons in Shelby County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 18,393. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,520,488, and sales per capita were $13,737. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.5%.
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