Child Support Offices in Shelby County, Alabama

There are 4 Child Support Offices in Shelby County, Alabama, serving a population of 208,721 people in an area of 786 square miles. There is 1 Child Support Office per 52,180 people, and 1 Child Support Office per 196 square miles.

In Alabama, Shelby County is ranked 44th of 67 counties in Child Support Offices per capita, and 1st of 67 counties in Child Support Offices per square mile.

List of Shelby County Child Support Offices

Find Shelby County, Alabama child support offices, agency, enforcement, or division of child supportive services.


About the Shelby County Child Support Office

The Shelby County Child Support Office is part of a national system for child support enforcement in Shelby County, AL. Alabama is required by law to operate a child support enforcement program and to establish an office or division specifically for that purpose. In most states, the Child Support Office is part of a human services or social services department or the Attorney General's Office. In a few cases, the Child Support Agency is a division within the Revenue Department.

You may contact the Child Support Office for questions about:
  • Shelby County Child Support program and services
  • Child support hearings and cases
  • Child support obligations, payments and fees
  • Child support account information
  • Paternity tests in Shelby County, AL

Shelby County Children & Single-Parent Household Statistics

Find Shelby County Children Living in Single-Parent Family Households, Single-Parent Households With Children by Age, Children Living in Single-Parent Households by Housing Ownership, Single-Parent Households With Disabled Children, Relationship of Children to Single-Parent Householder, Single-Parent Household Income, and School Enrollment of Children Living in Single-Parent Households. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Shelby County Children Living in Single-Parent Family Households
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Children Living in Households50,4001,099,751
Children Living With Male Householder1,88371,952
Children Living With Female Householder7,937344,810
Shelby County Single-Parent Households With Children by Age
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Children Under Age 6 Living With Male Householder25.0%33.7%
Children Under Age 6 Living With Female Householder26.5%31.9%
Children Age 6 to 11 Living With Male Householder39.4%32.0%
Children Age 6 to 11 Living With Female Householder35.0%33.8%
Children Age 12 to 17 Living With Male Householder35.6%34.3%
Children Age 12 to 17 Living With Female Householder38.5%34.3%
Shelby County Children Living in Single-Parent Households by Housing Ownership
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Children Living in Male Owner-Occupied Housing Units60.9%54.9%
Children Living in Female Owner-Occupied Housing Units56.8%34.8%
Children Living in Male Renter-Occupied Housing Units39.1%45.1%
Children Living in Female Renter-Occupied Housing Units43.2%65.2%
Shelby County Single-Parent Households With Disabled Children
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Children With Disabilities Living With Male Householder4.8%5.1%
Children With Disabilities Living With Female Householder5.3%6.2%
Shelby County Relationship of Children to Single-Parent Householder
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Biological, Step, or Adopted Children Living with Male Householder85.7%76.9%
Biological, Step, or Adopted Children Living with Female Householder77.6%79.3%
Grandchildren Living With Male Householder8.3%13.0%
Grandchildren Living With Female Householder15.6%16.1%
Other Related Children Living With Male Householder3.7%6.9%
Other Related Children Living With Female Householder5.5%3.9%
Foster Child or Other Unrelated Child Living With Male Householder2.2%3.1%
Foster Child or Other Unrelated Child Living With Female Householder1.3%0.7%
Unmarried Partner of Male Householder Present23.2%33.4%
Unmarried Partner of Female Householder Present11.7%9.2%
Shelby County Single-Parent Household Income
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Median Income of Male Householder Households with Children$58,906$35,014
Median Income of Female Householder Households with Children$39,301$20,396
Children Living With Male Householder Receiving Public Assistance10.0%38.5%
Children Living With Female Householder Receiving Public Assistance31.2%60.4%
Children Living With Male Householder Below the Poverty Line5.7%29.3%
Children Living With Female Householder Below the Poverty Line30.3%54.8%
Children Living With Male Householder At or Above the Poverty Line94.3%70.7%
Children Living With Female Householder At or Above the Poverty Line69.7%45.2%
Shelby County School Enrollment of Children Living in Single-Parent Households
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Children Living With Male Householder Enrolled in School1,52052,028
Children Living With Female Householder Enrolled in School6,409259,605
Children Living With Male Householder Not Enrolled in School1207,213
Children Living With Female Householder Not Enrolled in School59932,107
Children Living With Male Householder Enrolled in Public School90.8%92.6%
Children Living With Female Householder Enrolled in Public School88.6%93.1%
Children Living With Male Householder Enrolled in Private School9.2%7.4%
Children Living With Female Householder Enrolled in Private School11.4%6.9%