Shelby County, Texas Population 2020

Shelby County, Texas's estimated population is 25,311 with a growth rate of -1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Texas is the 101st largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201825,4181070.42%
201725,311-313-1.22%
201625,6242100.83%
201525,414-210-0.82%
201425,624-368-1.42%
201325,992-83-0.32%
201226,0753401.32%
201125,7352761.08%
201025,4593,42515.54%
199022,034-1,050-4.55%
198023,0843,41217.34%
197019,672-807-3.94%
196020,479-3,000-12.78%
195023,479-5,756-19.69%
194029,2356082.12%
193028,6271,1634.23%
192027,4641,0413.94%
191026,4235,97129.20%
190020,4526,08742.37%
189014,3654,84250.85%
18809,5233,79166.14%
18705,7323706.90%
18605,3621,12326.49%
18504,2390.00%

How Many People Live in Shelby County, Texas?

25,311

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,85077.91%
Black or African American4,67118.33%
Asian4151.63%
Some Other Race2420.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native2040.80%
Two or More Races960.38%

Shelby County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Shelby County, Texas Median Age

37.2


Total

36.1


Male

38.7


Female

Shelby County, Texas Adults

There are 18,632 adults, (4,291 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Texas.

Shelby County, Texas Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

12,906

50.66%

Male

12,572

49.34%

Shelby County, Texas Households and Families

Shelby County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All74%26%
Male67.5%32.5%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
Female56.3%43.7%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2922.7274
Married4,5683.3984.7
Non Family2,8041.0566.6
Female1,4313.4956.3
Male4893.867.5

3.34

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,75510.75%
9th to 12th Grade2,31714.20%
High School Graduate5,44433.36%
Some College3,57221.89%
Associates Degree8665.31%
Bachelors Degree1,78310.93%
Graduate Degree5833.57%

Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,3139,1911,995
Black2,6162,047231
Hispanic2,212911138
Other Race17770
Native American12753
Asian11542
Multiple Races922

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 22.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,779$38,055$24,720
Less Than High School$24,753$27,204$13,606
High School Grad$27,241$39,380$19,310
Some College$37,198$43,341$27,172
Bachelors Degree$41,667$64,676$41,059
Graduate Degree$44,792$$53,558

$31,779

Average Earnings

$38,055

Average Male

$24,720

Average Female

Shelby County, Texas Language

Shelby County, Texas Language by Age

Shelby County, Texas Language

80.25% of Shelby County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.09% of the population.

Shelby County, Texas Poverty

Shelby County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5052,32915.02%
Hispanic4,5791,88941.25%
Black4,6201,70136.82%
Other2356929.36%
Asian41561.45%
Multiple9655.21%

23.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.25%

Male Poverty Rate

24.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is Hispanic, with 41.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is Asian, with 1.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.66%
High School19.77%
Some College13.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.00%
Male Employed14.65%
Female Employed12.05%
Male Unemployed10.08%

Shelby County, Texas Income

Shelby County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,764$54,312
Families$47,998$62,209
Married Families$55,810-
Non Families$21,626$31,658

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Texas Veterans

1,190

Number of Veterans

1,155

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam625
Korea147
First Gulf War135
Second Gulf War100
World War II28

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1157.54%
Black591.76%
Hispanic311.14%
Indian1611.43%

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Texas Employment Status

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Texas 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

72.16%

Born in Texas

90.37%

Native Born

9.63%

Foreign Born

8.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.37% of Shelby County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 72.16% having been born in Texas. 8.42% 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, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Center53405401611.14%
Tenaha1157116140.35%
Timpson1155115720.17%
Joaquin82282200.00%
Huxley37537830.80%
  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