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Alabaster, Alabama

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The location of Alabaster

Welcome to Alabaster ...

The city of Alabaster is located in Shelby County.

The location of Alabaster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alabaster has a population of 33,202 people<2> (see below for details).

Alabaster is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 22,619 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alabaster had an population of 33,202 people. This is an increase of 9.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.79% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alabaster ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alabaster. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alabaster.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alabaster:

Websites for Alabaster ...

Official Website:

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alabaster:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alabaster.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alabaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alabaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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