Shelby County’s Talent Advantage

In Shelby County, our greatest strength is our people- a talented workforce of over 100,000 with a mix of skills to serve any business need. As Alabama’s most educated county, our communities produce and attract some of the South’s smartest workers. Shelby County is strengthened by a diversity of individuals, skills, employers, and industry clusters- providing businesses with a stable and consistent source of talent.

Shelby County Population

217,702

  • Shelby County Population
Population Growth Over Last 10 Years

13.5%

  • Population Growth Over Last 10 Years
Living & Working in Shelby County

32,501

  • Living & Working in Shelby County
Shelby County Labor Force (Civilian Population 16+)

110,852

  • Shelby County Labor Force
    (Civilian Population 16+)
Labor Force Participation Rate (Civilian Population 16+)

65.7%

  • Labor Force Participation Rate (Civilian Population 16+)
  • 8.4% Higher vs. Alabama
  • 2.5% Higher vs. US
Labor Force Prime Age Participation Rate (25-54)

84.1%

  • Labor Force Prime Age Participation Rate (25-54)
  • 7% Higher vs. Alabama
  • 2% Higher vs. US
Number of Inbound Commuters

59,662

  • Number of Inbound Commuters
Number of Outbound Commuters

63,139

  • Number of Outbound Commuters
Shelby County Bachelor Degree or Higher

44.9%

  • Shelby County Bachelor Degree or Higher
  • 18.3% Higher vs. Alabama
  • 11.4% Higher vs. US
Students Enrolled Across All School Systems

32,083

  • Students Enrolled Across All School Systems
Average ACT Score Across All School Systems

21.25

  • Average ACT Score Across All School Systems

Source: JobsEQ & ESRI 2021

Contact Us

58 INC.

1126 County Services Drive
Pelham, Alabama 35124

Phone: 205.620.6658
Fax: 205.620.6644
Email: info@58inc.org