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Population

Shelby County remains among the top of Alabama counties in population and percentage growth between 2010 and 2015. With a 2015 estimate of 208,713, Shelby County's population has increased 44% since 2000.

 

Shelby CountyPopulation
2015 Estimate208,713
2014 Estimate206,655
2010 Census195,085
2004 Census165,677
2000 Census143,293
1990 Census99,358
Growth 1990-2000 Census44.22%
Growth 2000-2010 Census36.14%
Growth 2004-2014 Census24.73%

 

Economic Base

Shelby County has a diverse economic base that is a reflection of the county's attractiveness for industrial and corporate development.  The Highway 280 corridor, a rapidly growing commercial area, features an extensive inventory of Class A office space. Shelby County's Interstate 65 corridor is a magnet for light industrial and wholesale distribution.  

Top County Employers

CompanyProductEmployees
Shelby County Board of EducationEducation2,491
Southern Company/Alabama PowerElectricity1,826
WalmartRetail1,647
Shelby Baptist Medical Center Healthcare1,150
EBSCO Industries, Inc.Publishing1,127
Publix Supermarkets Grocery1,026
DST Health Solutions Healthcare consulting services693
FIS GlobalSoftware668
Shelby County GovernmentGovernment604
Cahaba Government Benefit AdministratorsHospital and medical service plans460

 

Top Manufacturing Employers

CompanyProductEmployees
Southern Company/Alabama PowerElectricity1,826
EBSCO Industries, Inc.Publishing1,127
AGC Automotive AmericasAutomobile Glass395
SYSCO Central Alabama, Inc. Food Services305
Deshazo CraneOverhead Cranes277
MacLean Power Systems Pole Line Hardware269
Lhoist North AmericaLime260
Process BarronIndustrial Fans, Fuel,
Air & Ash Handling
241
Vulcan Threaded ProductsThreaded Rods, Anchor Bolts, Cold
Finished Bars & Heat Treat
240
Grede Foam Castings210

 

Quality of Life

Shelby County is consistently ranked as the best county in Alabama to raise children, according to Alabama Kids Count. The Shelby County school system is ranked as one of the state's best. Shelby County also offers a variety of quality private schools and is home to two higher educational institutions: Jefferson State Community College-Shelby Campus and the University of Montevallo.  

Shelby County is home to a variety of tourist attractions, from the largest state park in Alabama to a nationally pioneering civic education center.
 
If you are searching for unique residential communities, convenient shopping, natural beauty, quality education and attractive business locations Shelby County has what you are looking for.

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