Shelby, Mississippi Population 2024

1,795

Shelby is a city located in Bolivar County Mississippi. Shelby has a 2024 population of 1,795. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -2.92% annually and its population has decreased by -10.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,011 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelby is $32,295 with a poverty rate of 48.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shelby is 42.1 years, 34.7 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 97.09%
  • White: 1.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
657.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.74% (-216)
The current population of Shelby, Mississippi is 1,795 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,011.

Shelby, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,70097.09%
White271.54%
Two or more races241.37%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shelby Population by Race

Shelby Population Pyramid 2024

Shelby Median Age

42.1

Total

34.7

Male

47.1

Female

Shelby Adults

There are 1,413 adults, (321 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female97155.45%
Male78044.55%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7172.3662.137.9
Non Family2791.1263.436.6
Female2323.2739.260.8
Married206385.914.1
Male0000

3.02

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelby Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1028.56%
9th to 12th Grade15613.1%
High School Graduate24220.32%
Some College27523.09%
Associates Degree20116.88%
Bachelors Degree1159.66%
Graduate Degree1008.4%

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
Black1,140898191
White27110
2+ Races242424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$20,109$18,182$20,978
Less Than 9th Grade$11,484$13,438$0
High School Graduate$21,736$0$20,903
Some College$25,519$23,897$26,156
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$20,109

Average Earnings

$18,182

Average Male

$20,978

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 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
Black1,65081649.45%

48.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

56.63%

Male Poverty Rate

41.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 49.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Black, with 49.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 18.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 62.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.87%.

Shelby Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade75.45%
High School48.4%
Some College31.72%
Bachelors or Greater9.3%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed31%
Female Employed15.6%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$28,827$32,295
Families$28,487$35,710
Married Families$29,740$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,531$23,996

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

26.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

22.0%

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

Shelby Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

132

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War117
Second Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Shelby Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6493
35 to 5424
65 to 7415
18 to 340
75+0

Shelby Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1329.88%

Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

75.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

27.4%

Labor Force Participation

21.3%

Employment Rate

16.8%

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

94.12%

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 94.12% having been born in Mississippi. 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
20291,525-54-3.42%
20281,579-54-3.31%
20271,633-54-3.2%
20261,687-54-3.1%
20251,741-54-3.01%
20241,795-54-2.92%
20231,849-54-2.84%
20221,903-59-3.01%
20211,962-49-2.44%
20202,011582.97%
20191,953-33-1.66%
20181,986-38-1.88%
20172,024-51-2.46%
20162,075-41-1.94%
20152,116-36-1.67%
20142,152-29-1.33%
20132,181-16-0.73%
20122,197-11-0.5%
20112,208-18-0.81%
20102,22600%

Shelby Population by Year