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Welcome to Alabaster ...

The city of Alabaster is located in Shelby County<1>.

The location of Alabaster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alabaster, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1951.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alabaster has a population of 33,522 people<3> (see below for details).

Alabaster is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alabaster lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alabaster: (205)

The ZIP code for Alabaster: 35007<5>

Websites for Alabaster ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alabaster had an population of 33,522 people. This is an increase of 10.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alabaster had a population of 30,352 people (or 15.56% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Alabaster the county's most populous community.

The population of Alabaster represents 0.64% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,352 people, the population of Alabaster increased 34.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,619 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alabaster.

Communities Also Named Alabaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Alabaster - it's located in Michigan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alabaster.

Communities near Alabaster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alabaster.

  • Birmingham
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Hoover
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Vestavia Hills
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Bessemer
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Homewood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Homewood is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood <6>
  • Pelham
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pelham is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,231 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham <6>
  • Mountain Brook
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mountain Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook <6>
  • Calera
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Hueytown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Chelsea
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alabaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alabaster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alabaster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alabaster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alabaster. See our Newspapers Page for Alabaster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alabaster ...

Looking for more information about Alabaster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alabaster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alabaster.

Adding Alabaster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alabaster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alabaster was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Alabaster post office opened in 1951.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alabaster.

The official website for Alabaster:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alabaster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alabaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alabaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alabaster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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