Calera, Shelby County, Alabama

Calera: City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States

About

Calera is a city located in the county of Shelby in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,620. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 15,248 inhabitants.

The city was created 135 years ago in 1886.

Quick Facts about Calera

Population : 15,248 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Shelby County
Postal code : 35040
Phone Area Codes : 205
Water as percent of area : 1.17%
Land as percent of area : 98.83%
Altitude : 505 feet / 154 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1887 (135 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 12:53:46 (10th August 2022)
Population growth : 23.79% (2010-2020)
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Location of Calera on Alabama map.
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Geography

Calera is located at 33°6'10"N 86°45'13"W (33.1029000, -86.7536000).

Calera map

Demographics

The population of Calera increased by 23.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1880 234 - census
2010 11,620 97.99% census
2011 12,123 4.15% estimation process
2012 12,455 2.67% estimation process
2013 12,746 2.28% estimation process
2014 12,976 1.77% estimation process
2015 13,255 2.1% estimation process
2016 13,575 2.36% estimation process
2017 13,921 2.49% estimation process
2018 14,302 2.66% estimation process
2019 14,717 2.82% estimation process
2020 15,248 3.48% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 14,717
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 11,608
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 26.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 16,494
April 1, 2010 Population : 11,620
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 29.1%
People over 65 (%) : 10.3%
Female persons, % : 52.8%
White only, percent : 63.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 28.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 62.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 779
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 81.6%

Calera zip code is 35040. County name: Shelby, County fips: 01117

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 81.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $148,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,153
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $411
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,068
2015-2019 Households : 5,100
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.71
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 8.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 25,643
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 8,046
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 166,121
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 201,400
2012 total retail sales per capita : $16,148
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,594
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,378
Percentage of people living in poverty : 5.3%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 847
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 425
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 369
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 205
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 594
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 121
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 680
2010 population per square mile : 482.3
2010 land area in square miles : 24.09

People born in Calera (3)

People born in Calera, including musician Jason Meadows, basketball player Shanavia Dowdell, stock car racing driver and "Alabama Gang" member Hut Stricklin, .

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Schools in Calera

College & universities near Calera, AL

Code Name City ZIP
491905 Winonah's International School of Cosmetology Hoover (AL) 35244-7310
454652 Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham Hoover (AL) 35216
450377 Strayer University-Alabama Birmingham (AL) 35243
491695 Brown Beauty Barber School Bessemer (AL) 35020-5016
455628 Fortis Institute-Birmingham Birmingham (AL) 35211

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Calera, AL

Code Name Address Type
BRR Brent, AL 10393 Alabama Highway 5 BUS
BHM Birmingham 1819 Morris Ave. RAIL
MAA Marion, AL 26400 Alabama Highway 14 BUS
TCL Tuscaloosa 2105 Greensboro Ave RAIL
SLA Selma, AL 434 Broad Street BUS

Post offices near Calera

Post Office Name City ZIP
Calera Post Office Calera (AL) 35040
Montevall Post Office Montevallo (AL) 35115
Saginaw Post Office Saginaw (AL) 35137
Wilton Post Office Wilton (AL) 35187
Alabaster Post Office Alabaster (AL) 35007

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Calera , Oklahoma town in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States with a population of 2,414 people.

Other cities in Shelby County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Shelby County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Alabaster 33,701 Suburb city of Birmingham, located in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Pelham 22,289 City in Alabama
Helena 20,374 City in Alabama, United States
Meadowbrook 8,769 Community in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Lake Purdy 7,857 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States of America
Montevallo 7,098 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Columbiana 4,682 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Indian Springs Village 2,628 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States of America
Vincent 2,223 City in Alabama
Wilsonville 2,069 Town in southeastern Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Westover 1,769 City in Alabama, United States
Harpersville 1,748 Town in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Wilton 684 Human settlement in Alabama

Distance to Other Cities

Calera distances to largest Alabama cities