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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 MontgomeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shelby had a population of 192,503 people. This is an increase of 34.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 143,293 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shelby represented 3.22% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010195,085+36.14%+1.34% since 2009
2009192,503+34.34%+2.13% since 2008
2008188,483+31.54%+2.73% since 2007
2000143,293The Last Census

More information can be found on the Shelby County Census Page for Shelby County.


Below are some of the communities located in Shelby County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Shelby County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Alabaster   29,86122,61932.02% increase  
Pelham   21,70014,36951% increase  
Helena   15,18210,29647.46% increase  
Montevallo   6,4474,82533.62% increase  
Childersburg   4,9354,9270.16% increase  

Websites for Shelby County

Official Website:   www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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