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Shelby County, AL
The county was named for Gov. Isaac Shelby

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Shelby County is one of 67 counties in Alabama.

The county is in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 165,677. This was an increase of  15.62% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$55,440
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shelby County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Shelby County was $34,819. This was an increase of 18.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 113% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Columbiana
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; county led the state in per-capita income ($28,601 in 1998)

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11% of Shelby County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelby County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Shelby County include Acton Cemetery, Allan Cemetery, Allen Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery Number 2, Arkwright Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Baker Grove Cemetery, Beaver Creek Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Shelby County include Alabaster, Birmingham, Calera, Chelsea, Columbiana, Elliotsville, Harpersville, Helena, Indian Springs Village, Maylene ... View communities

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Colleges in Shelby County include Birmingham Southern College, Jefferson State Community College, Lawson State Community College, Miles College, Samford University, Southeastern Bible College, University of Alabama - Birmingham, University of Montevallo ... View colleges

School districts in Shelby County include Shelby County ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Shelby County include Albert L. Scott Library, Avondale Branch Library, Birmingham Public Library, Calera Public Library, Chelsea Public Library, Columbiana Public Library, East Ensley Branch Library, East Lake Branch Library, Eastwood Branch, Ensley Branch ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Shelby County include Birmingham News, Birmingham Post-Herald, Birmingham Times, Shelby County Reporter ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Shelby County include Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Ctr, Americas Best Value Suite, Baymont Inn & Suites Birmingham/Vestavia, Best Inn & Suites, Best Western at Oak Mountain, Best Western Carlton Suites, Best Western Mountain Brook, Best Western Rime Garden Suites, Best Western Riverchase Inn, Birmingham Inverness ... More hotels

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