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Welcome to Shelby County ...

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

The community of Columbiana is the Seat for Shelby County.

Shelby County was founded in 1818 and was created by taking area from Montgomery County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Shelby had a population of 218,176 people. This is an increase of 11.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 195,085 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelby represented 4.08% of the total population of Alabama.

Below are some of the communities located in Shelby County:

  • Alabaster
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,701 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster <3>
  • Calera
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
    • Calera is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,248 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera <3>
  • Columbiana
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Harpersville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Helena
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,374 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena <3>
  • Indian Springs Village
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,628 people
  • Montevallo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Pelham
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,231 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham <3>
  • Westover
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
    • Westover is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,769 people
  • Wilsonville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Wilton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
    • Wilton is located in Shelby County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 684 people
    • Former names for Wilton:
    • Birmingham Junction
    • Bismarck
    • Catoosa
    • Woods
    • Woodsborough

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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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