Shelby demographics profile

StatisticShelbyAlabamaNational
Population1,3744,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)739291
Median age37.438.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1826%40%43%
Speak English99%95%79%
Speak Spanish0%3%13%
Shelby, AL has a population of 1,374 and is the 13,208th largest city in the United States. The population density is 73 per sq mi which is 20% lower than the Alabama average and 19% lower than the national average. The median age in Shelby is 37 which is approximately 3% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Shelby, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 76% of Shelby residents were born in Alabama, 23% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Shelby is 20% lower than Alabama.
  • The median age in Shelby is 3% lower than Alabama.
  • In Shelby 71.62% of the population is White.
  • In Shelby 26.86% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shelby 1.53% of the population is Asian.

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Shelby population breakdown by race

RaceShelbyAlabamaNational
White71.62%68.68%73.35%
Black or African American26.86%26.48%12.63%
Asian1.53%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race0.00%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.28%4.75%
In Shelby, 5.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Shelby, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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