Shelby, Mississippi Population 2021

1,873
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Shelby is a city located in Bolivar County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,873, it is the 106th largest city in Mississippi and the 7861st largest city in the United States . Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -1.99% annually and its population has decreased by -15.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,229 in 2010. Shelby reached it's highest population of 2,226 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Shelby has a population density of 686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelby is $35,407 with a poverty rate of 48.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $481 per month, and the median house value is $64,100. The median age in Shelby is 39.2 years, 32.9 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 95.91%
  • White: 3.79%
  • Two or more races: 0.30%
  • 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 1,873 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,987.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,229.

Shelby, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,61995.91%
White643.79%
Two or More Races50.30%
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Shelby Population by Race

Shelby Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby Median Age

39.2


Total

32.9


Male

45.5


Female

Shelby Adults

There are 1,267 adults, (250 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female

919

54.44%

Male

769

45.56%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
Non Family62.3%37.7%
All55.6%44.4%
Female33.9%66.1%
Male0%100%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6492.5255.6
Female2573.0233.9
Non Family2071.1862.3
Married1723.484.3
Male132.460

3.12

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Shelby Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade817.61%
9th to 12th Grade21820.49%
High School Graduate18417.29%
Some College21119.83%
Associates Degree21920.58%
Bachelors Degree10810.15%
Graduate Degree434.04%
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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
Black995717146
White6443
2+ Races555

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 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,250$24,519$20,417
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$19,973$$18,362
Some College$20,326$25,329$17,452
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,250

Average Earnings

$24,519

Average Male

$20,417

Average Female

Shelby Earnings by Educational Attainment

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 Language

Shelby Poverty by Race

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48.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

49.26%

Male Poverty Rate

47.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 49.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 49.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 72.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.60%.

Shelby Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.90%
Some College36.10%
High School26.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed58.33%
Female Employed30.19%
Male Employed15.58%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,112$35,407
Families$26,034$37,652
Married Families$48,750-
Non Families-$29,819
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Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

24.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shelby Marital Status by Race

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Shelby Marital Status

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43

Number of Veterans

43

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
Second Gulf War

Shelby Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5425
65 to 7413
55 to 645
75+
18 to 34

Shelby Veterans by Age

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Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

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47.2%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

11.8%

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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91.71%

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 91.71% 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.

Shelby Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,873-38-1.99%
20201,911-38-1.95%
20191,949-38-1.91%
20181,987-39-1.92%
20172,026-50-2.41%
20162,076-40-1.89%
20152,116-36-1.67%
20142,152-31-1.42%
20132,183-16-0.73%
20122,199-8-0.36%
20112,207-19-0.85%
20102,2260.00%

Shelby Population by Year