Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2021

17,257
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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 17,257, it is the 24th largest city in Kentucky and the 2101st largest city in the United States . Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 1.99% annually and its population has increased by 22.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,045 in 2010. Shelbyville reached it's highest population of 17,257 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Shelbyville has a population density of 1,971 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelbyville is $77,952 with a poverty rate of 12.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $835 per month, and the median house value is $178,600. 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 Shelbyville was:

  • White: 80.25%
  • Black or African American: 12.72%
  • Other race: 3.74%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Asian: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shelbyville, Kentucky is 17,257 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,249.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,045.

Shelbyville, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,84880.25%
Black or African American2,03712.72%
Some Other Race5993.74%
Two or More Races2801.75%
Asian2451.53%
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Shelbyville Population by Race

Shelbyville Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelbyville Median Age

36.6


Total

34


Male

39.7


Female

Shelbyville Adults

There are 12,181 adults, (1,884 of whom are seniors) in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelbyville Sex Ratio

Female

8,329

52.03%

Male

7,680

47.97%

Shelbyville Population by Age

Shelbyville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelbyville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.4%31.6%
Male51.9%48.1%
All51.8%48.2%
Non Family37.5%62.5%
Female25.9%74.1%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelbyville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8452.751.8
Married2,9173.2568.4
Non Family1,8181.3637.5
Female8713.5225.9
Male2393.2151.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Shelbyville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9849.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,16310.69%
High School Graduate3,11428.63%
Some College2,50022.99%
Associates Degree8047.39%
Bachelors Degree1,25911.58%
Graduate Degree1,0529.67%
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Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,6866,6611,890
Black1,5191,121234
Hispanic1,41968474
Other Race33875
Asian194194113
2+ Races6969

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 58.25%.

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,935$41,968$26,553
Less Than 9th Grade$20,159$26,379$12,500
High School Graduate$32,799$40,635$21,449
Some College$33,620$40,861$31,797
Bachelors Degree$55,640$80,433$24,250
Graduate Degree$67,440$82,171$52,500

$33,935

Average Earnings

$41,968

Average Male

$26,553

Average Female

Shelbyville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelbyville Language by Age

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Shelbyville Language

85.09% of Shelbyville residents speak only English, while 14.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.89% of the population.

Shelbyville Language

Shelbyville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6709418.82%
Black2,02646122.75%
Hispanic2,54333313.09%
Asian24512350.20%
Other5629917.62%
Multiple2806523.21%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.85%

Male Poverty Rate

12.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelbyville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Asian, with 50.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is White, with 8.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.37%.

Shelbyville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.91%
High School13.77%
Some College7.29%
Bachelors or Greater0.65%

Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed59.60%
Female Unemployed20.52%
Male Employed7.23%
Female Employed6.53%

Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelbyville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,269$77,952
Families$70,066$89,575
Married Families$84,809-
Non Families$28,125$45,913
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Income by Household Type

Shelbyville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

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 45-54.

Shelbyville Marital Status by Race

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Shelbyville Marital Status

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777

Number of Veterans

614

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam222
Second Gulf War219
First Gulf War126
World War II67
Korea38

Shelbyville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34215
65 to 74163
75+160
35 to 54151
55 to 6488

Shelbyville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6006.25%
Black1558.82%
2+ Races2225.88%

Shelbyville Veterans by Race

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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7.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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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66.94%

Born in Shelbyville

90.72%

Native Born

9.28%

Foreign Born

7.01%

Non Citizen

2.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.72% of Shelbyville residents were born in the United States, with 66.94% having been born in Kentucky. 7.01% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,2573361.99%
202016,9213362.03%
201916,5853362.07%
201816,2492811.76%
201715,9682391.52%
201615,7292511.62%
201515,4782431.60%
201415,2352241.49%
201315,0112721.85%
201214,7392501.73%
201114,4892111.48%
201014,2784,1933.54%
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%

Shelbyville Population by Year