Chelsea, Alabama

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Chelsea, Alabama

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High Points

Chelsea strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Chelsea People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Chelsea Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Chelsea Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 7% Chelsea College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Chelsea Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 12% Chelsea Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Chelsea, Alabama

Comparing Chelsea to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Chelsea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Hoover, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Shelby
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35043
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.34
Longitude -86.63

Chelsea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
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Chelsea Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,949 100%
Male 1,466 49.7%
Female 1,483 50.3%
Under 18 864 29.3%
18+ 2,085 70.7%
65+ 215 7.3%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.17
White 2,854 96.8%
African-American 23 0.8%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.9%
Other 17 0.6%
Mixed Race 23 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.8%

Estimated Chelsea Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,635
Growth 686
Growth % 23.3%

Chelsea Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.7%
English 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
Irish 9.4%
German 8.9%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
European 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Italian 2.7%
Scottish 1.9%
Northern European 1.6%
Polish 1.3%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Celtic 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chelsea 2,949 $72,206
Columbiana 3,316 $44,798
Harpersville 1,620 $34,632
Indian Springs Village 2,225 $96,760
Pelham 14,369 $63,994
Vestavia Hills 24,476 $89,746
Wilsonville 1,551 $48,409
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Chelsea High Schools (2004)

10510 HIGHWAY 11
Serves 573 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

Chelsea Colleges

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