Shelby County, Iowa Population 2018

Shelby County, Iowa's estimated population is 11,628 with a growth rate of -2.65% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Iowa is the 65th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201711,628-316-2.65%
201611,9442722.33%
201611,672-122-1.03%
201511,794-79-0.67%
201411,873-21-0.18%
201311,894-126-1.05%
201212,020340.28%
201111,986-186-1.53%
201012,172-1,058-8.00%
199013,230-1,813-12.05%
198015,043-485-3.12%
197015,528-297-1.88%
196015,825-117-0.73%
195015,942-778-4.65%
194016,720-411-2.40%
193017,1311,0666.64%
192016,065-487-2.94%
191016,552-1,380-7.70%
190017,9323211.82%
189017,6114,91538.71%
188012,69610,156399.84%
18702,5401,722210.51%
18608180.00%

Shelby County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White11,484
Some Other Race211
Two or More Races147
Black or African American49
Asian37
American Indian and Alaska Native16

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Shelby County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shelby County, Iowa Median Age

47


Total

45.5


Male

47.5


Female

Shelby County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,245 adults, (2,664 of which are seniors) in Shelby County, Iowa.

Shelby County, Iowa Age Dependency

81.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,092

51.00%

Male

5,852

49.00%

Shelby County, Iowa Households and Families

Shelby County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All79.9%20.1%
Female70.9%29.1%
Male67.1%32.9%
Non Family65%35%

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0612.3279.9
Married2,7733.0391.4
Non Family1,8301.1365
Female3092.6970.9
Male1492.7667.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Iowa Households

Shelby County, Iowa Education

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3303.91%
9th to 12th Grade4054.80%
High School Graduate3,19137.83%
Some College1,71120.28%
Associates Degree1,02012.09%
Bachelors Degree1,35716.09%
Graduate Degree4225.00%

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0697,4601,640
Hispanic22211882
Other Race1525050
Multiple Races595933
Black493611
Asian292010
Native American14149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 64.29%.

Shelby County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,766$41,133$26,957
Less Than High School$20,714$21,836$
High School Grad$30,155$39,826$17,500
Some College$34,425$44,650$26,699
Bachelors Degree$38,815$46,528$36,369
Graduate Degree$52,583$68,750$51,806

$32,766

Average Earnings

$41,133

Average Male

$26,957

Average Female

Shelby County, Iowa Language

Shelby County, Iowa Language by Age

Shelby County, Iowa Language

97.00% of Shelby County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.00% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1291,14210.26%
Hispanic340247.06%
Multiple14432.08%
Black4524.44%
Asian3725.41%
Native1616.25%

10.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.28%

Male Poverty Rate

10.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is White, with 10.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is Multiple, with 2.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.07%.

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.24%
Some College9.82%
High School8.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.15%
Female Unemployed16.85%
Female Employed5.52%
Male Employed4.52%

Shelby County, Iowa Income

Shelby County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,757$65,435
Families$67,519$79,792
Married Families$72,104$
Non Families$27,475$37,771

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by War

885

Number of Veterans

856

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam377
Korea153
First Gulf War107
World War II91
Second Gulf War31

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+314
65 to 74233
55 to 64168
35 to 54162
18 to 348

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8709.73%
2 or More1015.63%
Black48.16%
Hispanic20.83%
Indian17.14%

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Education

3.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Employment Status

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Age

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Harlan51064932-174-3.41%
Elk Horn662637-25-3.78%
Shelby 641626-15-2.34%
Earling437420-17-3.89%
Irwin341330-11-3.23%
Defiance284277-7-2.46%
Panama221216-5-2.26%
Portsmouth195188-7-3.59%
Westphalia127125-2-1.57%
Tennant6866-2-2.94%
Kirkman6462-2-3.13%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990