Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2022

17,930
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Shelbyville is a city located in Shelby County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Shelby County. With a 2020 population of 17,930, it is the 23rd largest city in Kentucky and the 2537th largest city in the United States. Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 1.84% annually and its population has increased by 3.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,282 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Shelbyville has a population density of 2,048 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelbyville is $77,952 with a poverty rate of 10.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $818 per month, and the median house value is $187,800. The median age in Shelbyville is 36.6 years, 34 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Shelbyville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelbyvillewas:

  • White: 77.52%
  • Black or African American: 11.61%
  • Other race: 6.61%
  • Two or more races: 2.75%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shelbyville, Kentucky is 17,930 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,282.

Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Shelbyville Population by Race

Shelbyville Population Pyramid 2022

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Shelbyville Median Age

38.4


Total

36.7


Male

40


Female

Shelbyville Adults

There are 12,620 adults, (2,233 of whom are seniors) in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelbyville Sex Ratio

Female

8,524

52.47%

Male

7,720

47.53%

Shelbyville Population by Age

Shelbyville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelbyville Household Types

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelbyville Households and Families

3.19

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Shelbyville Households by Type

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Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.02%.

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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$40,067

Average Earnings

$43,531

Average Male

$34,942

Average Female

Shelbyville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelbyville Language by Age

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Shelbyville Language

84.20% of Shelbyville residents speak only English, while 15.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.56% of the population.

Shelbyville Language

Shelbyville Poverty by Race

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10.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

12.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelbyville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Asian, with 45.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Hispanic, with 4.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

Shelbyville Poverty

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Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Education

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Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelbyville Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Shelbyville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelbyville Married by Age and Sex

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Shelbyville 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.

Shelbyville Marital Status by Race

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Shelbyville Marital Status

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1,138

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Shelbyville Veterans by War

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Shelbyville Veterans by Age

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Shelbyville Veterans by Race

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shelbyville Employment by Age

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Shelbyville Employment by Race

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Shelbyville 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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61.16%

Born in Shelbyville

90.91%

Native Born

9.09%

Foreign Born

6.56%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.91% of Shelbyville residents were born in the United States, with 61.16% having been born in Kentucky. 6.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelbyville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Shelbyville Population by Year