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Welcome to Calera ...
The pronunciation of Calera: kuh-leer-uh<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Calera has a population of 14,738 people<3> (see below for details).
Calera was established in 1887.
The community of Calera is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.
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<5>
Websites for Calera ...
Official Website: www.cityofcalera.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Calera had an population of 14,738 people. This is an increase of 26.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 366.69% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Calera had a population of 11,620 people (which is 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 total 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.
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.
Adding Calera to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Calera in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Calera was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Calera on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Calera on our Genealogy Page.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022