Shelby County, Kentucky Population 2018

Shelby County, Kentucky's estimated population is 47,421 with a growth rate of 5.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Kentucky is the 21st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201747,4212,4545.46%
201644,967-1,625-3.49%
201646,5928401.84%
201545,7527251.61%
201445,0276651.50%
201344,3627431.70%
201243,6197501.75%
201142,8696111.45%
201042,25817,43470.23%
199024,8241,4966.41%
198023,3284,32922.79%
197018,9995062.74%
196018,4935813.24%
195017,9121530.86%
194017,759800.45%
193017,679-853-4.60%
192018,5324912.72%
191018,041-299-1.63%
190018,3401,81911.01%
189016,521-292-1.74%
188016,8131,0806.86%
187015,733-700-4.26%
186016,433-662-3.87%
185017,095-673-3.79%
184017,768-1,262-6.63%
183019,030-2,017-9.58%
182021,0476,17041.47%
181014,8776,68681.63%
18008,1910.00%

Shelby County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White39,216
Black or African American3,258
Two or More Races1,115
Some Other Race912
Asian442
American Indian and Alaska Native24

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

Shelby County, Kentucky 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, Kentucky Median Age

38.5


Total

37.6


Male

39.2


Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Adults

There are 34,130 adults, (6,160 of which are seniors) in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Shelby County, Kentucky Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

23,244

51.69%

Male

21,723

48.31%

Shelby County, Kentucky Households and Families

Shelby County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Male36.7%63.3%
Female30.3%69.7%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1232.6868.4
Married9,1893.1784.9
Non Family4,2231.1955.8
Female1,9953.1730.3
Male7163.6936.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Kentucky Households

Shelby County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8105.96%
9th to 12th Grade2,5008.23%
High School Graduate9,73232.05%
Some College6,69922.06%
Associates Degree2,3807.84%
Bachelors Degree4,24913.99%
Graduate Degree2,9929.85%

Shelby County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,72923,0866,673
Black2,0941,718274
Hispanic2,045888158
Other Race43516861
Multiple Races32226462
Asian26212331
Native American2413

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.94%.

Shelby County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,980$40,094$29,837
Less Than High School$21,028$25,873$16,667
High School Grad$28,059$33,731$21,936
Some College$31,943$41,581$29,270
Bachelors Degree$48,395$60,067$40,974
Graduate Degree$60,359$73,079$53,445

$33,980

Average Earnings

$40,094

Average Male

$29,837

Average Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Language

Shelby County, Kentucky Language by Age

Shelby County, Kentucky Language

90.59% of Shelby County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 9.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.59% of the population.

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,9183,1949.15%
Hispanic3,9661,55239.13%
Black3,15171622.72%
Multiple1,11520017.94%
Other91214215.57%

12.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.21%

Male Poverty Rate

12.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 39.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is White, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.69%.

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.48%
High School11.03%
Some College4.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.50%
Female Unemployed24.54%
Male Employed7.77%
Female Employed6.08%

Shelby County, Kentucky Income

Shelby County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,737$77,173
Families$71,687$88,443
Married Families$84,097$
Non Families$28,157$40,543

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by War

2,712

Number of Veterans

2,558

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,102
Second Gulf War492
First Gulf War437
Korea205
World War II132

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74793
55 to 64565
35 to 54548
75+519
18 to 34287

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4868.25%
Black1806.72%
Hispanic562.35%
2 or More316.58%
Indian1145.83%
Asian41.33%

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment Status

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment by Age

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Shelbyville1404915514146510.43%
Simpsonville2487275126410.62%
Pleasureville 829851222.65%
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