Shelby, Indiana Population 2024

246

Shelby is a city located in Lake County Indiana. Shelby has a 2024 population of 246. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -11.19% annually and its population has decreased by -33.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 370 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelby is $53,891 with a poverty rate of 16.23%. The median age in Shelby is 66.1 years: 65.5 years for males, and 67 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
191.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-33.51% (-124)
The current population of Shelby, Indiana is 246 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 370.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White308100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

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

66.1

Total

65.5

Male

67

Female

Shelby Adults

There are 308 adults, (235 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

321.9

Age Dependency Ratio

321.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female13042.21%
Male17857.79%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1601.9388.811.3
Married872.131000
Non Family731.6875.324.7
Male0000
Female0000

2.13

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

88.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelby Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate20365.91%
Less Than 9th Grade5016.23%
Some College5517.86%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3082580

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 0%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Shelby Language

Shelby Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3085016.23%

16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

38.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 16.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 16.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.23%.

Shelby Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$78,703$73,440
Households-$53,891
Married Families$78,703$73,440
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

61.5%

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 55-64.

Shelby Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

36

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam36
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Shelby Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7436
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Shelby Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3611.69%

Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

0%

Labor Force Participation

0%

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

100%

Born in Shelby

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 100% having been born in Indiana. 0% 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
2024246-31-11.19%
2023277-31-10.06%
2022308-169-35.43%
202147710728.92%
2020370-27-6.8%
20193974011.2%
2018357-108-23.23%
2017465132.88%
2016452-160-26.14%
20156128616.35%
2014526-14-2.59%
20135406914.65%
2012471143.06%
2011457-82-15.21%
201053900%

Shelby Population by Year