Shelby, Alabama Population 2024

799

Shelby is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Shelby has a 2024 population of 799. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -19.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 987 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelby is $55,029 with a poverty rate of 19.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shelby is 56.3 years, 56.4 years for males, and 55.8 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelby was:

  • White: 86.48%
  • Black or African American: 13.52%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
18.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
42.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-19.05% (-188)
The current population of Shelby, Alabama is 799 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 987.

Shelby, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White69186.48%
Black or African American10813.52%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Shelby Population by Race

Shelby Population Pyramid 2024

Shelby Median Age

56.3

Total

56.4

Male

55.8

Female

Shelby Adults

There are 670 adults, (258 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

93.9

Age Dependency Ratio

62.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female28135.17%
Male51864.83%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3602.221000
Married1903.091000
Non Family1511.081000
Female192.531000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

3.04

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelby Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelby Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 35.19%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$62,727

Average Earnings

$72,885

Average Male

$48,750

Average Female

Shelby Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelby Language

100% of Shelby residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Shelby Language

Shelby Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68511717.08%
Black1083835.19%
showing: 2 rows

19.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.11%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 35.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 17.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.73%.

Shelby Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.56%
Bachelors or Greater48.1%
Some College35.47%
High School12.09%
showing: 4 rows

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

71.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shelby 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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Shelby Veterans by War

count

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Shelby Veterans by Age

count

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Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

29.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.11%

Born in Shelby

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 89.11% having been born in Alabama. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shelby Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024799
2023799
2022799-48-5.67%
2021847-140-14.18%
202098710211.53%
2019885-420-32.18%
20181,305-108-7.64%
20171,413392.84%
20161,374100.73%
20151,364-53-3.74%
20141,417634.65%
20131,354372.81%
20121,317-275-17.27%
20111,59254852.49%
20101,044
showing: 15 rows

Shelby Population by Year