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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>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alabaster has a population of 33,487 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 area code for Alabaster: (205)

The ZIP code for Alabaster: 35007<5>

Websites for Alabaster ...

Official Website: www.cityofalabaster.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alabaster had an population of 33,487 people. This is an increase of 10.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.05% 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 total 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 (with 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 have 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 [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Alabaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<7>
  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alabaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<7>
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Alabaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<7>
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Alabaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<7>
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<7>
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • 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.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<7>
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<7>
    • Calera [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
      • Calera [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<7>
    • Chelsea [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Alabaster
      • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alabaster: www.cityofalabaster.com/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

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 have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alabaster) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alabaster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alabaster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alabaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2456, Longitude: -86.8431       In this case, the coordinates for Alabaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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