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Shelby County, AL&

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1.19% growth
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Median Household Income
3.02% growth
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Number of Employees
1.34% growth
Median Property Value
1.35% growth

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The economy of Shelby County, AL employs 102,705 people. The economy of Shelby County, AL is specialized in Utilities; Finance & Insurance; and Information, which employ respectively 3.42; 1.85; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shelby County, AL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,437), Retail trade (12,376), and Educational Services (9,645), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,435), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($77,359), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,696).

Median household income in Shelby County, AL is $72,310. Males in Shelby County, AL have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,604. The income inequality of Shelby County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Shelby County, AL. In Shelby County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,865. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Shelby County, AL is home to a population of 205,951 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shelby County, AL is composed of 162,487 White residents (78.9%), 23,815 Black residents (11.6%), 11,861 Hispanic residents (5.76%), 4,088 Asian residents (1.98%), and 3,059 Two+ residents (1.49%). The most common foreign languages in Shelby County, AL are Spanish (10,208 speakers), Vietnamese (677 speakers), and Chinese (474 speakers), but compared to other places, Shelby County, AL has a relative high number of Gujarati (438 speakers), Other West Germanic (193 speakers), and Vietnamese (677 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Shelby County, AL awarded 549 degrees. The student population of Shelby County, AL is skewed towards females, with 136 male students and 413 female students. Most students in Shelby County, AL are White (377 and 68.7%), followed by Black or African American (103 and 18.8%), Unknown (46 and 8.38%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.64%). The largest universities in Shelby County, AL by number of graduates are University of Montevallo (471 and 85.8%), University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus (54 and 9.8%), and Southeastern Bible College (24 and 4.37%). The most popular majors in Shelby County, AL are General Psychology (28 and 5.1%), Speech-Language Pathology (27 and 4.92%), and General Art Studies (25 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Shelby County, AL are $11,340 for private four year colleges, and $11,370 and $23,640 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelby County, AL is $195,400, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $192,800 to $195,400, a 1.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Shelby County, AL is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Shelby County, AL have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shelby County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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