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Alabaster is a city in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.

The community was named for the limestone mined here

The latitude of Alabaster is 33.244N. The longitude is -86.816W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,462.


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Median household income
Local
$58,379
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alabaster demographic reports
Incorporated in 1953
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • CityFest - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alabaster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alabaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35114 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Alabaster residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alabaster ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alabaster was $22,466, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Alabaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alabaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.


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Libraries in Alabaster include Albert L. Scott Library ... View libraries

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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alabaster political report.

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The average commute time for Alabaster workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alabaster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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