Shelby is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 20,038, it is the 49th largest city in North Carolina and the 1849th largest city in the United States. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -1.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,323 in 2010. Shelby reached it's highest population of 20,316 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Shelby has a population density of 898 people per square mile.
The average household income in Shelby is $54,643 with a poverty rate of 26.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $718 per month, and the median house value is $116,100. The median age in Shelby is 41.4 years, 41.1 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.8 males.