Shelby County, Alabama 

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Population

221,428

+11.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

2.0%

Median Income

$69,723

Median Home Price

$271,800

Median Age

38.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.6 / 7.0

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Shelby County, Alabama

Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
State: Alabama
County: Shelby County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover
City: Alabaster, Pelham, 22 total
Zip Codes: 35242, 35007, 35124, 35080, 35040, 35115, 35043, 35051, 35114, 35147, 16 total
Cost of Living: 0.1% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

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Shelby, Al Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Arts and culture
Diversifying economy
Mild winters
Cons
Air service
Crime rates
Summer heat and humidity

What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Shelby County is 2.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Shelby County jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shelby County's cost of living is 0.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Shelby County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Shelby County, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Shelby county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 69.3% to 28.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Shelby County's population is 221,428 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shelby County is Real Estate: $271,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%.

SCHOOLS
Shelby County public schools spend $10,361 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Shelby County. More Education



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Housing Market in shelby

It's a good time to buy in Shelby. Home Appreciation is up 12.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Shelby is $271,800.
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ZIP CODES IN SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA
35242, 35007, 35124, 35080, 35040, 35115, 35043, 35051, 35114, 35147, 16 total

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