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Chelsea, Alabama
Building that formerly stood in Chelsea
Building that formerly stood in Chelsea
"It's all about family"
Location of Chelsea in Shelby County, Alabama.
Location of Chelsea in Shelby County, Alabama.
Chelsea, Alabama is located in the United States
Chelsea, Alabama
Chelsea, Alabama
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Alabama
County Shelby
 • Total 24.35 sq mi (63.06 km2)
 • Land 23.93 sq mi (61.97 km2)
 • Water 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
512 ft (156 m)
 • Total 14,982
 • Density 626.13/sq mi (241.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-14104
GNIS feature ID 0115991

Chelsea is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. Chelsea was incorporated on March 1, 1996, with a population of 906. At the 2020 census, the population was 14,982. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2010 population for Chelsea was 10,183 and 14,126 in 2019. Its seasonal campsite and activities for visitors and others living in and around Chelsea is Hargis Retreat which began in 1984. Chelsea is widely considered the fastest growing city in Shelby County, which is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,329
2000 2,949 121.9%
2010 10,183 245.3%
2020 14,982 47.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Chelsea, Alabama City Hall
Chelsea City Hall

2020 census

Chelsea racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 11,941 79.7%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,365 9.11%
Native American 43 0.29%
Asian 289 1.93%
Pacific Islander 2 0.01%
Other/Mixed 666 4.45%
Hispanic or Latino 676 4.51%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 14,982 people, 4,508 households, and 3,650 families residing in the city.

2010 census

In 2010, Chelsea had a population of 10,183. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 90.5% white or Caucasian, 4.7% black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from some other race, 1.3% from two or more races and 3.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Notable people

  • Gary Bradberry, Charlie Bradberry, and Stanley Smith - NASCAR
  • Fabian Sanchez - Dancing With The Stars member and "Mambo King"
  • Paul Janeway - St. Paul and The Broken Bones lead singer

See also

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