Shelby County Information

Shelby in Alabama occupies 810 square miles and has a 2006 population of 178,182, a change from a 2000 population of 143,293 and 99,363 in 1990. 13.4% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 15% percent is 25-35, and 16.1% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 303 acts of violent crime reported in Shelby in 2004, a change from 102 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 2,396 people: 2.5% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 2.4%.

Read more about Shelby, Alabama in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyShelby 
StateAlabama 
Land Area810 sq. milesRanked 1,150 of 3,140
Population 2006178,182Ranked 331 of 3,140
Population 2005171,373 
Population 2000143,293Ranked 380 of 3,140
Population 199099,363Ranked 462 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion88.2% 
African American9.4% 
Asian American1.4% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.3% 
Population 5 to 1413.7% 
Population 15 to 2413.4% 
Population 25 to 3415% 
Population 35 to 4416.1% 
Population 45 to 5415.3% 
Population 55 to 6410.5% 
Population 65 to 745.2% 
Population 75 and up3.4% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes303102
Murders / Manslaughters7 
Forcible Rapes42 
Robberies94 
Aggravated Assaults160 
Total Property Crimes3,0971,477
Burglaries762 
Larceny Thefts2,122 
Motor Vehicle Thefts213 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population97,16483,285
Unemployed Population2,3962,009
Unemployment Rate2.5%2.4%

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