Calera fastest growing city in Alabama

By Melanie Posey

CALERA, AL (WBRC) - It appears people are moving to one Shelby County town in record numbers.

Calera Mayor Jon Graham says, according to Census data, the town grew 219 percent between 2000 and 2009.   Graham says the growth is mainly due to young families with children moving to the town.  

And while he sees it as a good thing, he also says the growth brings great responsibility of increasing public services.   

Graham says he has contacted Shelby County school officials and requested an intermediate school be built to accommodate the growth.  He says school officials are receptive to the idea.

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