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Income/capita 49%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 51%
IndexShelbyAlabamaNational
Income per capita$15,339$24,736$29,829
Median household income$31,944$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,953$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$0$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$26,167$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level51.3%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shelby is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Shelby is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shelby is 51% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shelby is 240% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,293$31,944$63,888
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Shelby median earnings by income bracket

      Shelby employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector11.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services7.7%6.1%
      Wholesale & retail services11.5%25.2%
      Public administration1.0%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.8%3.7%
      Education, health & social services0.0%41.1%
      Other36.4%10.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Alabaster, AL32,269$73,32533%
      Pelham, AL22,596$71,86430%
      Calera, AL12,839$63,39615%
      Thorsby, AL2,007$53,3154%
      Wilsonville, AL2,119$46,96415%
      Shelby, AL1,374$31,94442%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ramsey, IL1,374$39,65928%
      Fruitport, MI1,374$49,92610%
      Charlestown, NH1,374$70,77928%
      Foscoe, NC1,374$37,18333%
      Dickson, OK1,374$55,8551%
      Shelby, AL1,374$31,94442%
      Source: The Shelby, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).