Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2024

17,767

Shelbyville is a city located in Shelby County Kentucky. Shelbyville has a 2024 population of 17,767. It is also the county seat of Shelby County.Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 2.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,337 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelbyville is $89,669 with a poverty rate of 9.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shelbyville is 37.4 years, 37.6 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Shelbyville Demographics

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

  • White: 73.03%
  • Two or more races: 10.15%
  • Black or African American: 8.99%
  • Other race: 5.93%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,029.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.48% (430)
The current population of Shelbyville, Kentucky is 17,767 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,337.

Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,58973.03%
Two or more races1,75010.15%
Black or African American1,5498.99%
Other race1,0235.93%
Asian3111.8%
Native American170.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shelbyville Population by Race

Shelbyville Population Pyramid 2024

Shelbyville Median Age

37.4

Total

37.6

Male

37

Female

Shelbyville Adults

There are 13,049 adults, (2,432 of whom are seniors) in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelbyville Sex Ratio

Female9,02352.34%
Male8,21647.66%

Shelbyville Population by Age

Shelbyville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4422.6455.144.9
Married3,1903.297624
Non Family2,0001.337.662.4
Female7883.393565
Male4642.621.178.9
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelbyville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.07%.

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,162

Average Earnings

$45,025

Average Male

$38,564

Average Female

Shelbyville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelbyville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelbyville Language

81.63% of Shelbyville residents speak only English, while 18.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.85% of the population.

Shelbyville Language

Shelbyville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,2271,20910.77%
Asian31115148.55%
Black1,5211228.02%
Multiple1,7161076.24%
Other923748.02%
Hispanic2,948742.51%
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9.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.14%

Male Poverty Rate

12.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelbyville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Asian, with 48.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Hispanic, with 2.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.59%.

Shelbyville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.54%
High School13.72%
Some College10%
Bachelors or Greater0.47%
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Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.76%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Male Employed3.61%
Female Employed2.97%
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Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelbyville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelbyville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelbyville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelbyville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,115

Number of Veterans

881

Male Veterans

234

Female Veterans

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Shelbyville Veterans by War

count

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Shelbyville Veterans by Age

count

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Shelbyville Veterans by Race

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shelbyville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelbyville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelbyville 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

64.51%

Born in Shelbyville

90.48%

Native Born

9.52%

Foreign Born

6.78%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.48% of Shelbyville residents were born in the United States, with 64.51% having been born in Kentucky. 6.78% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,2721010.56%
202818,1711010.56%
202718,0701010.56%
202617,9691010.57%
202517,8681010.57%
202417,7671010.57%
202317,6661010.58%
202217,5651010.58%
202117,4641270.73%
202017,3377664.62%
201916,5713272.01%
201816,2442891.81%
201715,9552251.43%
201615,7302501.61%
201515,4802451.61%
201415,2352211.47%
201315,0142741.86%
201214,7402501.73%
201114,4902141.5%
201014,2764,19141.56%
200010,0853,84761.67%
19906,23890917.06%
19805,3291,14727.43%
19704,182-343-7.58%
19604,5251222.77%
19504,403110.25%
19404,3923598.9%
19304,0332737.26%
19203,76034810.2%
19103,41239613.13%
19003,01633712.58%
18902,679
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Shelbyville Population by Year