Shelby County, Kentucky Population 2019

Shelby County, Kentucky's estimated population is 47,495 with a growth rate of 1.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Kentucky is the 20th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201848,5181,0232.15%
201747,4957331.57%
201646,7628211.79%
201545,9417261.61%
201445,2156371.43%
201344,5788021.83%
201243,7768301.93%
201142,9466791.61%
201042,26717,44370.27%
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%

How Many People Live in Shelby County, Kentucky?

47,495

Population by Race

Race Population
White39,978
Black or African American3,174
Two or More Races1,257
Some Other Race1,041
Asian345
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18
American Indian and Alaska Native18

Shelby County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Shelby County, Kentucky Median Age

38.8


Total

37.8


Male

40


Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Adults

There are 34,911 adults, (6,572 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Shelby County, Kentucky Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

23,680

51.67%

Male

22,151

48.33%

Shelby County, Kentucky Households and Families

Shelby County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Male39.7%60.3%
Female31.4%68.6%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,3692.769.3
Married9,3013.2383.2
Non Family4,5171.2160.9
Female1,8413.2631.4
Male7103.8239.7

3.16

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9256.20%
9th to 12th Grade2,3537.58%
High School Graduate9,72331.31%
Some College7,20523.20%
Associates Degree2,3027.41%
Bachelors Degree4,44714.32%
Graduate Degree3,0979.97%

Shelby County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,26123,6466,824
Hispanic2,129899175
Black2,1071,691306
Other Race53319467
Multiple Races34430685
Asian232216108
Native American186

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,086$43,049$30,437
Less Than High School$19,122$25,125$14,412
High School Grad$30,800$36,622$23,235
Some College$34,898$42,308$30,640
Bachelors Degree$51,924$63,233$41,385
Graduate Degree$63,177$72,889$56,196

$36,086

Average Earnings

$43,049

Average Male

$30,437

Average Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Language

Shelby County, Kentucky Language by Age

Shelby County, Kentucky Language

91.09% of Shelby County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 8.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.53% of the population.

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,7232,9988.39%
Hispanic4,1601,55737.43%
Black3,06577525.29%
Other1,04133532.18%
Multiple1,25723718.85%
Asian34561.74%

12.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.28%

Male Poverty Rate

12.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 37.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is Asian, with 1.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.87%
High School8.65%
Some College5.07%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.72%
Male Unemployed28.07%
Male Employed6.56%
Female Employed6.18%

Shelby County, Kentucky Income

Shelby County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,171$81,843
Families$74,261$93,968
Married Families$86,615-
Non Families$29,619$45,754

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans

2,595

Number of Veterans

2,393

Male Veterans

202

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam997
Second Gulf War463
First Gulf War450
Korea213
World War II111

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4007.78%
Black1264.73%
2 or More509.78%
Hispanic210.84%
Indian1161.11%
Asian83.25%

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.85%

Born in Kentucky

93.44%

Native Born

6.56%

Foreign Born

5.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.44% of Shelby County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 69.85% having been born in Kentucky. 5.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Kentucky

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