Within Reason is an American rock band from Birmingham, whose founding members include Chris Dow and David Koonce. The band was formed in 2005. In September 2006, Within Reason released their first EP titled Cycle A Smile. In January, Within Reason appeared and performed live on the TV show One Tree Hill to an audience of over 4 million; when the episode was filmed, the song they were set to perform was changed to "Favorite Sin". Another track from Cycle A Smile, "Let It Out", was featured during the fourth season of the series; the band was voted "Rock Band of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" for the 2007 BAMA Music Awards. The single "Favorite Sin" was featured on a compilation disc with a segment on the band in the May 2008 issue of Metal Edge Magazine. Five songs on a new video game called Motomax 4 released in June 2008. In August 2008, Within Reason began working on an album with multi-platinum producer Rick Beato, released February 2009 called Bloodshot Life. Within Reason's third studio album After The Crawl was released on March 20, 2012.
It was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia. To support of the new album, Within Reason joined the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour featuring Shinedown, Staind, Adelita's Way, POD, Deuce and many others. In January 2013, Within Reason performed a concert at the Clive Davis Theatre in Los Angeles, taped for a GRAMMY Live segment; the band was featured in a commercial for Microsoft Surface tablet playing their song "We'll Have It All". The ad aired during the GRAMMY broadcast in 2013; the band was featured on GRAMMY Live from the Red Carpet during the pre-show. In spring 2014, Within Reason released their first single from After The Crawl, "Enemy", to radio; the song peaked at No. 46. In summer 2014 the band once again joined the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour followed by a North American Tour with Godsmack and Seether. In January 2015, their second single "Here Comes The Light" was released to radio accompanied by a music video produced by the band's bassist, David Koonce; the single peaked at No. 39 on the Active Rock chart giving the band their first radio hit song.
After a summer tour with Buckcherry, the band began writing for their third album. They completed a fall tour with Seether and Saint Asonia in October 2015; the band began 2016 with a winter tour with Hinder followed by recording their next album coproduced by Hinder's Cody Hanson and Marshal Dutton. The album titled Battlefields, Life Love and War was released in April 2017. Founding Members Chris Dow David Koonce Within Reason official website Within Reason on Facebook Map of Within Reason tour dates Within Reason interview with John Norris
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, formed in 2000. The group is composed of Troy Sanders, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, Brann Dailor. Mastodon has released seven studio albums, as well as a number of other releases; the band's 2002 debut album, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound. Mastodon's second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. The song "Colony of Birchmen" from the band's third album, Blood Mountain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2007. Blood Mountain was followed in 2009 by Crack the Skye, in 2011 by The Hunter, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved major commercial success in the United States. The Hunter features the song "Curl of the Burl", nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2012. Mastodon's 2014 album, Once More'Round the Sun, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the band's third Grammy-nominated song, "High Road".
The band's seventh album, Emperor of Sand, was released on March 31, 2017, features the band's most commercially successful song to date, "Show Yourself", which peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in June 2017. The followup single, "Steambreather", peaked at number 18 on the same chart in October 2017; the album's opening track, "Sultan's Curse", earned the band their first Grammy award. Emperor of Sand was the band's first album to receive a Grammy nomination, it was nominated for Best Rock Album. Mastodon was formed on January 13, 2000, after drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher moved to Atlanta from Victor, New York, met bassist/singer Troy Sanders and guitarist/singer Brent Hinds at a High on Fire show, they discovered they had a mutual appreciation of sludge metal bands Melvins and Neurosis, heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, 1970s hard-rockers Thin Lizzy, shortly thereafter formed Mastodon. In an interview in 2009, Kelliher revealed that the first time Hinds attended a practice with the band, he "showed up so wasted he couldn't play".
The band recorded a demo in 2000. Saner left the band for personal reasons after just a couple of months. After recording a four-song demo and a 7-inch picture disc through Reptilian Records, Mastodon landed a record deal with Relapse Records in 2001. Mastodon released the EP Lifesblood in 2001, its first full-length album, Remission, in 2002, with the singles "March of the Fire Ants" and "Crusher/Destroyer". On each of Mastodon's first three full-length albums the last track was an instrumental composition with a title that related to the Elephant Man; the band's second full-length album, was released in 2004. It is a concept album loosely based on Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick; the band received critical acclaim for Leviathan and the record was named album of the year by Kerrang! and Terrorizer. "Blood and Thunder," which featured Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon, was chosen as one of the most important recordings of the decade by National Public Radio in November 2009, that the entire album epitomizes " a phenomenal decade for metal".
Leviathan ranked second in a list by Metal Hammer of the best albums of 2004. The band went on tour in support of the album, playing throughout North America and Europe in The Unholy Alliance tour along with Slayer and Lamb of God and on with Slipknot."Iron Tusk", the fifth track on the album, can be found on the soundtrack of the skateboarding video game Tony Hawk's American Wasteland and in 2K Sports video game NHL 2K9. "Blood and Thunder" is featured in the video games Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3, Saints Row. "Blood and Thunder" was added as a playable track on all instruments in Guitar Hero: Metallica and was featured in Japanese music games Drummania V2 and Guitarfreaks V2. It has been released as downloadable content for Rock Band 3, with Pro Guitar support available at extra cost. Leviathan was followed by the 2006 release of Call of the Mastodon, a remastered collection of the band's first nine songs, a DVD of interviews and concert footage called The Workhorse Chronicles that includes material from the band's early days as a five-piece.
The band has stated that "Call of the Mastodon" is their third studio album though the album is a compilation album. These two releases were the band's last for Relapse Records, as they would go on to sign with Warner Bros. Mastodon recorded a cover version of Metallica's "Orion" for a 2006 Kerrang! Tribute album marking the twentieth anniversary of the release of Master of Puppets, their third studio album, Blood Mountain, was released on September 12, 2006, followed by a tour to support the album along with Tool in Europe and Slayer in Australia and New Zealand. The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala lent his vocals to the track "Siberian Divide". Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme contributed vocals for the song "Colony of Birchmen"; the band performed the song "Colony of Birchmen" on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on November 1, their first appearance on network television, to a viewing audience of around 2.4 million people. This song was featured in the video games Saints Row 2 and Rock Band 2.
The band's first single off Blood Mountain, "Capillarian Crest," was ranked number 27 in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Songs of 2006. The album itself was ranked 9th in the magazine's best albums of the year chart; the UK's Metal Hammer voted it the best album of 2006 in its end of year critic
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
John Green (author)
John Michael Green is an American author, vlogger and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012; the 2014 film adaptation opened at number one at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Another film based on a Green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015. Aside from being a novelist, Green is well known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the VlogBrothers channel with Hank Green. Since John and Hank have launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon and created a total of 11 online series, including Crash Course, an educational channel teaching Literature and Science joined by fourteen other courses as of 2018. Green was born in Indiana, to Mike and Sydney Green. Three weeks after he was born, his family moved to Michigan later Birmingham, to Orlando, Florida.
He attended Glenridge Middle Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. He attended Indian Springs School outside of Birmingham, graduating in 1995, he used Indian Springs as the inspiration for the main setting of his first book, Looking for Alaska. Green graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in religious studies, he has spoken about being how it had made life as a teenager miserable for him. After graduating from college, Green spent five months working as a student chaplain at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, while enrolled at the University of Chicago Divinity School, he intended to become an Episcopal priest, but his experiences of working in a hospital with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses inspired him to become an author, to write The Fault in Our Stars. Green lived for several years in Chicago, where he worked for the book review journal Booklist as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska. While there, he reviewed hundreds of books literary fiction and books about Islam or conjoined twins.
He has critiqued books for The New York Times Book Review and created original radio essays for NPR's All Things Considered and WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. Green lived in New York City for two years while his wife attended graduate school. Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, published by Dutton Children's Books in 2005, is a school story and teen romance inspired by his experiences at Indian Springs, fictionalized as Culver Creek Preparatory High School; the novel was awarded the annual Michael L. Printz Award by the American Library Association, recognizing the year's "best book written for teens, based on its literary merit." It appeared on the ALA's annual list, "Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults." The film rights were purchased in 2005 by Paramount, which hired Josh Schwartz as writer and director, but five years with no progress on the project, Green told fans that, while he "desperately loved" the screenplay, there seemed to be little interest at Paramount. As sales of Looking for Alaska continued to increase in 2011, Green showed mixed feelings about a movie, which he felt would threaten readers' "intense and private connection to the story."
In 2012, the book reached The New York Times Best Seller list for children's paperbacks. Green's second novel, An Abundance of Katherines was a runner-up for the Printz Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In May 2018, it was announced that Looking for Alaska would be made into a Hulu series with Schwartz and others on board; the casting was announced in October 2018. With fellow young adult authors Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, Green collaborated on Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, which consists of three interconnected short stories, including Green's "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle," each set in the same small town on Christmas Eve, during a massive snowstorm. In November 2009, that book reached Number 10 on The New York Times Best Seller list for paperback children's books, it is set to be adapted into a movie by Netflix, expected to go into pre-production in early 2019. In 2008, Green's third novel, Paper Towns, debuted at number five on The New York Times Best Seller list for children's books, the novel was made into the 2015 film Paper Towns.
In 2009, Paper Towns was awarded the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize. After this and his friend, young-adult writer David Levithan, collaborated on the novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published by Dutton in 2010, it was a runner-up for two of the annual ALA awards, the Stonewall Book Award, the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. In August 2009, Green announced he was writing a new book entitled The Sequel, scrapped, his sixth book, The Fault in Our Stars, was released in January 2012. He crafted the novel by collaborating with Dutton editor Julie Strauss-Gabel. Green explained. Green signed all 150,000 copies of the first printing and his wife and his brother applied their own symbols, a Yeti and an Anglerfish, respectively; the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books listed The Fault in Our Stars at number one for two weeks in January and February 2012. The novel has been made into a major motion picture of the same name, release
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used in connection with national population and housing censuses; the United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory and defined periodicity", recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations cover census topics to be collected, official definitions and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice; the word is of Latin origin: during the Roman Republic, the census was a list that kept track of all adult males fit for military service. The modern census is essential to international comparisons of any kind of statistics, censuses collect data on many attributes of a population, not just how many people there are. Censuses began as the only method of collecting national demographic data, are now part of a larger system of different surveys.
Although population estimates remain an important function of a census, including the geographic distribution of the population, statistics can be produced about combinations of attributes e.g. education by age and sex in different regions. Current administrative data systems allow for other approaches to enumeration with the same level of detail but raise concerns about privacy and the possibility of biasing estimates. A census can be contrasted with sampling in which information is obtained only from a subset of a population. Modern census data are used for research, business marketing, planning, as a baseline for designing sample surveys by providing a sampling frame such as an address register. Census counts are necessary to adjust samples to be representative of a population by weighting them as is common in opinion polling. Stratification requires knowledge of the relative sizes of different population strata which can be derived from census enumerations. In some countries, the census provides the official counts used to apportion the number of elected representatives to regions.
In many cases, a chosen random sample can provide more accurate information than attempts to get a population census. A census is construed as the opposite of a sample as its intent is to count everyone in a population rather than a fraction. However, population censuses rely on a sampling frame to count the population; this is the only way to be sure that everyone has been included as otherwise those not responding would not be followed up on and individuals could be missed. The fundamental premise of a census is that the population is not known and a new estimate is to be made by the analysis of primary data; the use of a sampling frame is counterintuitive as it suggests that the population size is known. However, a census is used to collect attribute data on the individuals in the nation; this process of sampling marks the difference between historical census, a house to house process or the product of an imperial decree, the modern statistical project. The sampling frame used by census is always an address register.
Thus it is not known how many people there are in each household. Depending on the mode of enumeration, a form is sent to the householder, an enumerator calls, or administrative records for the dwelling are accessed; as a preliminary to the dispatch of forms, census workers will check any address problems on the ground. While it may seem straightforward to use the postal service file for this purpose, this can be out of date and some dwellings may contain a number of independent households. A particular problem is what are termed'communal establishments' which category includes student residences, religious orders, homes for the elderly, people in prisons etc; as these are not enumerated by a single householder, they are treated differently and visited by special teams of census workers to ensure they are classified appropriately. Individuals are counted within households and information is collected about the household structure and the housing. For this reason international documents refer to censuses of housing.
The census response is made by a household, indicating details of individuals resident there. An important aspect of census enumerations is determining which individuals can be counted from which cannot be counted. Broadly, three definitions can be used: de facto residence; this is important to consider individuals who have temporary addresses. Every person should be identified uniquely as resident in one place but where they happen to be on Census Day, their de facto residence, may not be the best place to count them. Where an individual uses services may be more useful and this is at their usual, or de jure, residence. An individual may be represented at a permanent address a family home for students or long term migrants, it is necessary to have a precise definition of residence to decide whether visitors to a country should be included in the population count. This is becoming more important as students travel abroad for education for a period of several years. Other groups causing problems of enumeration are new born babies, people away on holiday, people moving home around census day, people without a fixed address.
People having second homes because of working in another part of the country or retaining a holiday cottage are dif
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is applied to living organisms, most of the time to humans, it is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square. Population density is population divided by total land water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may lead to further reduced fertility; this is called the Allee effect after the scientist. Examples of the causes in low population densities include: Increased problems with locating sexual mates Increased inbreeding For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area quoted per square kilometer or square mile; this may be calculated for a county, country, another territory or the entire world. The world's population is around 7,500,000,000 and Earth's total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers. Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,500,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 14.7 per km2. If only the Earth's land area of 150,000,000 km2 is taken into account human population density is 50 per km2.
This includes all continental and island land area, including Antarctica. If Antarctica is excluded population density rises to over 55 people per km2. However, over half of the Earth's land mass consists of areas inhospitable to human habitation, such as deserts and high mountains, population tends to cluster around seaports and fresh-water sources. Thus, this number by itself does not give any helpful measurement of human population density. Several of the most densely populated territories in the world are city-states and dependencies; these territories have a small area and a high urbanization level, with an economically specialized city population drawing on rural resources outside the area, illustrating the difference between high population density and overpopulation The potential to maintain the agricultural aspects of deserts is limited as there is not enough precipitation to support a sustainable land. The population in these areas are low. Therefore, cities in the Middle East, such as Dubai, have been increasing in population and infrastructure growth at a fast pace.
Cities with high population densities are, by some, considered to be overpopulated, though this will depend on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Most of the most densely populated cities are in Southeast Asia, though Cairo and Lagos in Africa fall into this category. City population and area are, however dependent on the definition of "urban area" used: densities are invariably higher for the central city area than when suburban settlements and the intervening rural areas are included, as in the areas of agglomeration or metropolitan area, the latter sometimes including neighboring cities. For instance, Milwaukee has a greater population density when just the inner city is measured, the surrounding suburbs excluded. In comparison, based on a world population of seven billion, the world's inhabitants, as a loose crowd taking up ten square feet per person, would occupy a space a little larger than Delaware's land area; the Gaza Strip has a population density of 5,046 pop/km.
Although arithmetic density is the most common way of measuring population density, several other methods have been developed to provide a more accurate measure of population density over a specific area. Arithmetic density: The total number of people / area of land Physiological density: The total population / area of arable land Agricultural density: The total rural population / area of arable land Residential density: The number of people living in an urban area / area of residential land Urban density: The number of people inhabiting an urban area / total area of urban land Ecological optimum: The density of population that can be supported by the natural resources Demography Human geography Idealized population Optimum population Population genetics Population health Population momentum Population pyramid Rural transport problem Small population size Distance sampling List of population concern organizations List of countries by population density List of cities by population density List of city districts by population density List of English districts by population density List of European cities proper by population density List of United States cities by population density List of islands by population density List of U.
S. states by population density List of Australian suburbs by population density Selected Current and Historic City, Ward & Neighborhood Density Duncan Smith / UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. "World Population Density". Exploratory map shows data from the Global Human Settlement Layer produced by the European Commission JRC and the CIESIN Columbia University
Shelby County, Alabama
Shelby County is a county of the U. S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 195,085; the county seat is Columbiana. The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816. Shelby County is included in the Birmingham -- AL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818, it was named for the Revolutionary War hero and the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Beginning in 1820, the first county seat was located at Shelbyville; this settlement, long defunct, was located within the modern city limits of Pelham. The first courthouse was built of logs; the seat was moved to Columbia, now Columbiana, in 1826. Housed in an old school building, a new brick courthouse building was completed in 1854, it is now known as the Old Shelby County Courthouse and houses the Shelby County Museum and Archives. The current limestone courthouse was built from 1905–06, at a cost of $300,000. Shelby County has a long history in agriculture, since about 1990, it has become an important location for growing soybeans, which has exceeded cotton as the most important crop grown there.
Shelby County was the home of an early inland waterway, the Coosa River, it was the location of a early east-west railroad in Alabama that connected Atlanta, with locations to its west. Shelby County was crossed by an early north-south railroad, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, that connected Louisville, Decatur and Montgomery. With the advent of the automobile and the truck, Shelby County was soon crossed from north to south by U. S. Highway 31, the major one that followed the same route as the Louisville and Nashville Railroad did; the eastern part of Shelby County was crossed by U. S. Highway 231 and U. S. 280. Decades on, Shelby County was crossed by Interstate Highway 65. Hence, an important ingredient in the eventual growth of Shelby County has been its ready access to modern systems of transportation. Interstate 65 and U. S. Highway 31 have long provided strong connections between Shelby county and the more populous Jefferson County directly to its north, leading to suburban development in towns such as Pelham, Helena and Chelsea.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 810 square miles, of which 785 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water. Parts of Shelby County are crossed by the southernmost extensions of the Appalachian Mountains, such as Oak Mountain and Double Oak Mountain. However, large parts of Shelby County are much flatter, giving good land for pastures. Shelby County has lowlands along two rivers, one large man-made reservoir, Lay Lake, which borders Coosa and Chilton counties. Most of Shelby County is drained either by the Cahaba River, which flows along the northern edge of the county, to the southwest, or by the Coosa River, whose valley includes the eastern end of the county; these are both important rivers in Alabama. Much farther south, both the Cahaba River and the Coosa River flow into the Alabama River, thence to the Gulf of Mexico. To be more precise, the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River flow together at Wetumpka, Alabama, to form the Alabama River, the Cahaba River is a tributary to that one farther to the west.
Waxahatchee Creek, a major tributary of the Coosa River, forms the southeastern portion of the border between Shelby County and Chilton County. St. Clair County Talladega County Coosa County Chilton County Bibb County Jefferson County As of the census of 2000, there were 143,293 people, 54,631 households, 40,590 families residing in the county; the population density was 180 people per square mile. There were 59,302 housing units at an average density of 75 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 89.80% White, 7.40% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, 0.72% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The largest self-reported ancestry groups in Shelby County are: English, Irish, "American", Italian, Scots-Irish and Scottish. There were 54,631 households out of which 36.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.70% were non-families.
21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 33.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $55,440, the median income for a family was $64,105. Males had a median income of $45,798 versus $31,242 for females; the per capita income for the county was $27,176. About 4.60% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 195,085 people, 74,072 households, 53,733 families residing in the county; the population density was 249 people per square mile.