Shelby, Mississippi Population 2020

1,910
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Shelby is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,910, it is the 105th largest city in Mississippi and the 7773rd largest city in the United States. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -2.30% annually and its population has decreased by -14.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,229 in 2010. Shelby reached it's highest population of 2,225 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Shelby has a population density of 699 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelby is $36,318 with a poverty rate of 45.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $469 per month, and the median house value is $67,300. The median age in Shelby is 30.9 years, 25.3 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Shelby Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 97.10%
  • White: 2.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shelby, Mississippi is 1,910, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,000.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,229.

Shelby, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,04197.10%
White562.66%
Two or More Races50.24%
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Shelby Population Pyramid 2020

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Shelby Median Age

30.9


Total

25.3


Male

34.4


Female

Shelby Adults

There are 1,426 adults, (275 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female

1,092

51.95%

Male

1,010

48.05%

Shelby Households and Families

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
All54.6%45.4%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female33.1%66.9%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7122.8854.6
Female2903.7333.1
Non Family2021.0963.9
Married1603.0882.5
Male604.2853.3

3.5

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shelby Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade837.14%
9th to 12th Grade22719.54%
High School Graduate23820.48%
Some College24020.65%
Associates Degree18616.01%
Bachelors Degree13511.62%
Graduate Degree534.56%
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Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,101820183
White5627
Multiple Races555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,559$21,818$19,479
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$18,914$23,977$17,604
Some College$17,368$20,855$16,250
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$20,559

Average Earnings

$21,818

Average Male

$19,479

Average Female

Shelby Language

Shelby Language by Age

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Shelby Language

100.00% of Shelby residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Shelby Poverty

Shelby Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,00693046.36%
White391230.77%

45.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.49%

Male Poverty Rate

49.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 46.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 30.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.43%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.28%
Some College35.49%
High School18.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed41.86%
Female Employed32.03%
Male Employed21.40%

Shelby Income

Shelby Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,112$36,318
Families$28,942$37,829
Married Families$51,786-
Non Families$17,222$27,850
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Shelby Marital Status

Shelby Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.1%

Male Marriage Rate

21.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shelby Marital Status by Race

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Shelby Veterans

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95

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War37
Second Gulf War33
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5443
65 to 7425
18 to 3414
55 to 6413
75+
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Shelby Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Employment Status

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51.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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86.54%

Born in Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 86.54% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,910-45-2.30%
20191,955-45-2.25%
20182,000-39-1.91%
20172,039-45-2.16%
20162,084-41-1.93%
20152,125-34-1.57%
20142,159-27-1.24%
20132,186-13-0.59%
20122,199-9-0.41%
20112,208-17-0.76%
20102,2250.00%