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Overview

Introduction to Alabaster, Alabama

Alabaster, Alabama, in Shelby county, is 11 miles S of Hoover, Alabama (center to center) and 144 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Alabaster History

The present day city of Alabaster was founded in 1925 by Joseph E. Walker, who established the area's first retail business. The city was named after the "white calcium carbonate mineral" that was mined here. The city's first bank was established in 1952. Alabaster was incorporated on February 23, 1953, and the city's first mayor was George L. Scott, Jr.

Alabaster and nearby Attractions

  • Alabama Wildlife Center
  • Oak Mountain State Park
  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington
  • Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

Things To Do In Alabaster

Alabaster offers a number of recreational facilities for residents and visitors. You can spend your leisure time at the Veterans Skate Park. Golf lovers can visit the Ballentrae Golf Club and Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Alabaster Shopping Center. You can also visit Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama, American Village, Birmingham Museum of Art, and Tannehill Historical State Park.

Alabaster Transportation

International flights are available from Birmingham International Airport.

Alabaster Higher Education

Mitchell Cosmetology College is the local college. Samford University and University of Montevallo are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,269
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+15,588
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married57.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$44,044
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,566

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,063
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$947
Median House Value$166,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.4%
Irish12.8%
German10.4%
English9.8%
French Except Basque3.2%
Italian3.2%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1%
African0.9%
Canadian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Kenyan0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Alabaster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes35007
P.O. Box Zip Codes35144
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.22
Approximate Longitude-86.82

Alabaster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches
StationTHORSBY EXP STATION
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationCLANTON
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calera12,839$72,737
Columbiana4,265$47,399
Helena17,630$93,331
Indian Springs Village2,529$115,000
Montevallo6,633$66,250
Pelham22,596$82,431

Alabaster Public Libraries

Alabaster - Albert L. Scott Library
100 9TH STREET N.W.
Alabaster, Alabama
(205) 664-6822

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Alabaster Hospitals

Shelby Baptist Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1000 First Street, North
(205) 715-5309
Noland Hospital Shelby, Llc
1000 First Street North
(205) 783-8440

Alabaster Public Schools

Meadow View Elementary School
2800 Smokey Rd
ZIP: 35007
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
Thompson Sixth Grade Center
10111 Highway 119
ZIP: 35007
Middle
Total Enrollment 456
Thompson Intermediate School
10019 Highway 119
ZIP: 35007
Middle
Total Enrollment 961
Developing Alabama Youth Prog
632 11th Ave Sw
ZIP: 35007
Other
Shelby Co Inst Ser Ctralt Sch Progs
601 1st St S
ZIP: 35007
Other
Thompson Middle School
1509 Kent Dairy Road
ZIP: 35007
Middle
Total Enrollment 1003
Child Count Only
Nonesupplied
ZIP: 35007
Thompson High School
100 Warrior Dr
ZIP: 35007
High
Total Enrollment 1792

Alabaster Private Schools

Kingwood Christian School
1351 Royalty Dr
ZIP: 35007
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 393
Evangel Classical Christian School
423 Thompson Rd
ZIP: 35007
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 336
Westwood Bapt Weekday Edu Ministry
1155 Alabaster Blvd
ZIP: 35007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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