Shelby, Iowa Population 2021

604
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Shelby is a city located in Pottawattamie County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 604, it is the 404th largest city in Iowa and the 12500th largest city in the United States . Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -5.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 641 in 2010. Shelby reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Shelby has a population density of 323 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelby is $64,552 with a poverty rate of 10.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $756 per month, and the median house value is $102,900. The median age in Shelby is 37.2 years, 31.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelbywas:

  • White: 98.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shelby, Iowa is 604 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 612.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 641.

Shelby, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64398.77%
Two or More Races81.23%
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Shelby Population by Race

Shelby Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby Median Age

37.2


Total

31.6


Male

43.5


Female

Shelby Adults

There are 528 adults, (81 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

45.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female

321

49.31%

Male

330

50.69%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family39.1%60.9%
All62.5%37.5%
Female62.5%37.5%
Male88.9%11.1%
Married92.2%7.8%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3042.0962.5
Non Family1561.2139.1
Married1153.0492.2
Female242.9662.5
Male92.6788.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Shelby Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade132.92%
9th to 12th Grade184.04%
High School Graduate17840.00%
Some College9621.57%
Associates Degree7516.85%
Bachelors Degree408.99%
Graduate Degree255.62%
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Shelby Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White44040965
2+ Races33
Hispanic22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.77%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,938$43,472$31,000
Less Than 9th Grade$40,781$$
High School Graduate$32,778$41,250$30,000
Some College$34,688$43,571$31,250
Bachelors Degree$50,625$66,250$36,875
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,938

Average Earnings

$43,472

Average Male

$31,000

Average Female

Shelby Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby Language by Age

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Shelby Language

99.68% of Shelby residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Shelby Language

Shelby Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6346610.41%
Multiple8225.00%

10.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.12%

Male Poverty Rate

10.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Multiple, with 25.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 10.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.13%.

Shelby Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.58%
Bachelors or Greater13.85%
High School12.36%
Some College7.02%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed3.90%
Female Employed2.70%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,045$64,552
Families$75,577$94,186
Married Families$76,635-
Non Families$33,333$35,502
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Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby Marriage

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

Shelby Marital Status by Race

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Shelby Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

38

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War6
Korea4
World War II2

Shelby Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411
75+9
65 to 747
18 to 346
55 to 645

Shelby Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White356.70%
2+ Races350.00%

Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

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73.9%

Labor Force Participation

72.2%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby Employment by Age

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Shelby Employment by Race

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Shelby Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.13%

Born in Shelby

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 65.13% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021604-4-0.66%
2020608-4-0.65%
2019612-4-0.65%
201861610.16%
2017615-3-0.49%
2016618-5-0.80%
2015623-3-0.48%
201462610.16%
2013625-7-1.11%
201263210.16%
2011631-9-1.41%
20106400.00%

Shelby Population by Year