Alabaster Alabama: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
The city of Alabaster is located in the Shelby County of the state of Alabama. Alabaster has a mayor-council form of government and the city covers a land area of 25.04 square miles with a population density of 1,212 persons per square mile.
In the 1920s, the Alabaster Lime Company set up housing for its employees in the region and the community that grew from this was called Alabaster based on both the company and the mineral found in the region. It was built upon Highway 31 between Montgomery and Birmingham. The post office opened in 1951 and the first bank in the region was established in 1952. It was on April 25, 1953, that the community was incorporated as a city.
The first hospital to pop up in the Shelby County was known as the Shelby Memorial Hospital, which was built in Alabaster in 1955. Siluria, which was an adjacent city, voted on April 27, 1971, to merge with Alabaster that year.
The population of Alabaster Alabama
At the time of incorporation, the population of the town was 427. The United States Census Bureau has noted that the population of Alabaster included 30,352 people in 2010. This number increased to 33,202 people as estimated on July 1, 2017.
The racial-ethnic demographic shows that a total of 79.4 percent of the people in this city identify as white, while 13.5 percent identify as African American. Among the remainder of the population, nine percent identify as Hispanic or Latino, 0.9 percent identify as Asian, 1.5 percent identify as mixed race and 0.4 percent identify as Native American. Further, 6.8 percent of the population is foreign-born and 10 percent speak a language other than English at home.
There are a total of 10,706 households in the city as per the 2012 to 2016 US Census records. About 2.99 persons were found to be living per household. The median household income during the same time frame was noted to be at $ 73,325 and the per capita income was at $ 28,239. About 10.2 percent of the people in the city were found to be earning below the poverty levels.
Among the population aged 25 and above, a total of 90 percent have graduated high school or have pursued further studies. Additionally, 35.4 percent of the population (25 years and above) have attained a bachelor's degree or have opted for higher education.
Among the industries that engage the people of this city, the biggest employers are the educational, and health care and social services employing about 21 percent of the population, the retail trade engages 12.5 percent of the population and the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services employ up to 10.8 percent of the population of Alabaster. Further, the professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services occupy about 9.8 percent of the people of Alabaster.
Crime in Alabaster Alabama
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), there were a total of 1,170 criminal incidences reported in Alabaster in 2016. Among these were 97 cases of violent crimes, one case of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 2 cases of rape, 2 cases of robbery, 92 cases of aggravated assault, 488 cases of property crime, 58 cases of burglary, 411 cases of larceny-theft and 19 cases of motor vehicle theft.
Previously in 2015, there were a total of 663 criminal incidences reported among which were one case of rape, five cases of robbery, 126 cases of assault, 63 cases of burglary, 439 cases of larceny and 29 cases of motor vehicle thefts.
The law enforcement agency of the city made 1,320 arrests in the year 2016. Among them were 80 juvenile offenders and 1,240 adults.