Calera, Alabama

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Calera is a city in Chilton and Shelby counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the location of Birmingham's Shelby County Airport. Its population was 3,158 at the 2000 census, but as of 2008 the population has tripled to 10,742 making it the fastest growing city in Alabama.



Calera is located at 33°06′27″N 86°45′00″W / 33.107572°N 86.749964°W / 33.107572; -86.749964.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.5 km²), of which, 12.9 square miles (33.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.


The city of Calera was incorporated in 1887, and named after the Spanish word for "limestone" for all of the limestone deposits it has in the area.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,158 people, 1,248 households, and 888 families residing in the city. The population density was 244.9 people per square mile (94.5/km²). There were 1,400 housing units at an average density of 108.6/sq mi (41.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.42% White, 19.92% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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