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Welcome to Calera ...

The pronunciation of Calera: kuh-leer-uh<1>

The city of Calera is primarily located in Shelby County. A portion of Calera extends into Chilton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Calera has a population of 13,979 people<2> (see below for details).

Calera was established in 1887.

The community of Calera is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Calera: (205)

The ZIP code for Calera: 35040<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Calera had a population of 11,620 people (or 5.96% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Calera the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Calera represents 0.24% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,620 people, the population of Calera increased 267.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,158 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Calera had an population of 13,979 people. This is an increase of 20.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 342.65% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Calera ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Calera and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,647   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,606   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Calera ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Calera - they are located in Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Calera. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Calera. 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 Calera. Our list includes 8 papers.

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

Websites for Calera ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Calera ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Calera. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Calera.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Calera - 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 Calera). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Calera 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 starting from Calera. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calera) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calera. 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 Calera

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calera. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1286, Longitude: -86.7366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calera have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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