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Welcome to Calera ...

The city of Calera is primarily located in Shelby County<1>. A portion of Calera extends into Chilton County.

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

The pronunciation of Calera: kuh-leer-uh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Calera has a population of 14,717 people<4> (see below for details).

Calera was established in 1887.

The community of Calera is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Calera: (205)

The ZIP code for Calera: 35040<6>

Websites for Calera ...

Official Website: www.cityofcalera.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Calera had an population of 14,717 people. This is an increase of 26.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 366.02% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Calera ...

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

  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Calera
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<8>
  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Calera
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<8>
  • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Calera
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<8>
  • Helena [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Calera
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chelsea [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<8>
    • Montevallo [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevallo
      • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<8>
    • Columbiana [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbiana
      • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<8>
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<8>
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Calera
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<8>

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 Calera. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Calera.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Calera.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Calera. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Calera.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calera: www.cityofcalera.org/

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Calera. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Calera.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Calera - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calera

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calera. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1286, Longitude: -86.7366       In this case, the coordinates for Calera have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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