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Calera is a city in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. (The community straddles Shelby and Chilton counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community name derives from Spanish for "limestone" or "lime kiln"
The latitude of Calera is 33.102N. The longitude is -86.753W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,130.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Calera demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35007 ZIP code.
5% of Calera residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Calera ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Calera was $16,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Calera residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Calera, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $812.
Libraries in Calera include Calera Public Library ... View libraries
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Calera political report.
The average commute time for Calera workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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