Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2020

16,776
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Shelbyville is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 16,776, it is the 25th largest city in Kentucky and the 2130th largest city in the United States. Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 1.60% annually and its population has increased by 19.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,045 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Shelbyville has a population density of 1,916 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelbyville is $70,730 with a poverty rate of 14.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $167,000. The median age in Shelbyville is 35.9 years, 32.7 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Shelbyville Demographics

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

  • White: 83.10%
  • Black or African American: 10.82%
  • Two or more races: 3.10%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shelbyville, Kentucky is 16,776, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,246.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,045.

Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,01383.10%
Black or African American1,69510.82%
Two or More Races4853.10%
Asian2541.62%
Some Other Race2131.36%
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Shelbyville Population Pyramid 2020

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Shelbyville Median Age

35.9


Total

32.7


Male

39


Female

Shelbyville Adults

There are 11,623 adults, (1,829 of whom are seniors) in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelbyville Sex Ratio

Female

7,993

51.04%

Male

7,667

48.96%

Shelbyville Households and Families

Shelbyville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelbyville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
All52.1%47.9%
Male44.1%55.9%
Non Family39.4%60.6%
Female23.4%76.6%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8032.6752.1
Married2,6443.3872.3
Non Family1,9831.2339.4
Female8953.5723.4
Male2813.3544.1

3.28

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shelbyville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9839.49%
9th to 12th Grade9369.04%
High School Graduate3,00529.02%
Some College2,50024.14%
Associates Degree7667.40%
Bachelors Degree1,15911.19%
Graduate Degree1,0079.72%
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Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,4336,4001,719
Black1,4101,063233
Hispanic1,21967095
Asian193193119
Other Race14970
Multiple Races111111

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 61.66%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,614$41,663$28,566
Less Than High School$17,773$25,972$
High School Grad$30,016$36,705$21,813
Some College$35,610$41,297$32,194
Bachelors Degree$51,068$81,705$27,931
Graduate Degree$67,885$74,375$52,472

$32,614

Average Earnings

$41,663

Average Male

$28,566

Average Female

Shelbyville Language

Shelbyville Language by Age

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Shelbyville Language

85.05% of Shelbyville residents speak only English, while 14.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.93% of the population.

Shelbyville Poverty

Shelbyville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,7641,12310.43%
Black1,69150029.57%
Hispanic2,38038616.22%
Multiple48513127.01%
Asian25412950.79%
Other213167.51%

14.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.28%

Male Poverty Rate

14.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelbyville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Asian, with 50.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Other, with 7.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.07%
High School14.49%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater0.65%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.25%
Female Unemployed20.31%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed7.86%

Shelbyville Income

Shelbyville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,002$70,730
Families$64,705$84,429
Married Families$80,746-
Non Families$26,347$38,603
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Shelbyville Marital Status

Shelbyville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelbyville Marital Status by Race

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Shelbyville Veterans

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784

Number of Veterans

637

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam224
Second Gulf War203
First Gulf War132
World War II65
Korea48
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34197
35 to 54189
65 to 74166
75+147
55 to 6485
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6476.82%
Black1137.37%
2 or More2415.00%

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelbyville Employment Status

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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68.72%

Born in Kentucky

90.23%

Native Born

9.77%

Foreign Born

7.94%

Non Citizen

1.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.23% of Shelbyville residents were born in the United States, with 68.72% having been born in Kentucky. 7.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,7762651.60%
201916,5112651.63%
201816,2463442.16%
201715,9022651.69%
201615,6372721.77%
201515,3652561.69%
201415,1092261.52%
201314,8832741.88%
201214,6092581.80%
201114,3512171.54%
201014,1344,0493.43%
200010,0853,8474.92%
19906,2389091.59%
19805,3291,1472.45%
19704,182-343-0.79%
19604,5251220.27%
19504,403110.03%
19404,3923590.86%
19304,0332730.70%
19203,7603480.98%
19103,4123961.24%
19003,0163371.19%
18902,6790.00%