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Chilton County Profile

Chilton County is metropolitan Birmingham’s southern-most county. The county is located between the population centers of Birmingham and Montgomery.

More than 10 percent of Chilton County’s workforce commutes to metropolitan Montgomery for employment. Likewise, upwards of 35 percent of the county’s workforce commutes to Jefferson and Shelby Counties – the two primary counties of metropolitan Birmingham.

Employment opportunities in Chilton County have increased 14 percent between 2010 and 2016 - twice as fast as the employment growth for metropolitan Birmingham. Companies that have recently expanded in the county includes Johnson Controls, Kumi Manufacturing and Merchants Foodservice. Between 2010 and 2015, Chilton County experienced a 19.3 percent increase in bachelor degree attainment, which is the highest percentage increase among metropolitan Birmingham’s seven counties and more than six percentage points higher than the U.S. increase of 13 percent.

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2018 Demographic Summary

  • Population Total - 44,874
  • Households - 16,949
  • Average Household Size - 2.62
  • Median Age - 38.7
  • Average Household Income - $51,883
  • Median Household Income - $40,685
  • Per Capita Income - $19,676

Things to do in Chilton County

Chilton County Peach Festival Join in as Chilton County celebrates Alabama peaches. Pageants and tournaments are held throughout the week, along with the “peach run,” art exhibitions, a cook-off, fishing tournament, live music, parades, live and silent auctions, barbecue and much more.

Durbin Farms Durbin Farms offers the sweetest seasonal strawberries, peaches and vegetables available in the South. Our peach baskets can be purchased locally from our roadside market in Clanton, Alabama.  We are located just off of I-65 at exit 205.

 Chilton County Peach Festival

Chilton County Peach Festival

Minooka Park Located in Chilton County, the geographical center of Alabama, Minooka Park provides a convenient getaway for families.  Minooka Park is primarily an ATV/Off-road motorcycle park with miles of trails dedicated to off-road enthusiasts.

Peach Park Peach Park is located 0ff I-65, Exit 205 in the heart of Alabama. At Peach Park you will find a wonderful selection of the freshest Chilton County peaches. Peach Park also offers a variety of choices among other fresh produce such as: watermelons, cantaloupes, plums, home-grown tomatoes, apples, peas, beans, and much, much more.

 

Other counties in the region.