Shelbyville, Tennessee Population 2021

22,507
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Shelbyville is a city located in Bedford County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Bedford County. With a 2020 population of 22,507, it is the 30th largest city in Tennessee and the 1694th largest city in the United States . Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 10.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,335 in 2010. Shelbyville reached it's highest population of 22,507 in 2021. Spanning over 18 miles, Shelbyville has a population density of 1,221 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelbyville is $54,198 with a poverty rate of 20.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $124,500. The median age in Shelbyville is 33 years, 32.1 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Shelbyville Demographics

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

  • White: 73.06%
  • Black or African American: 15.51%
  • Other race: 7.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Shelbyville, Tennessee is 22,507 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,335.

Shelbyville, Tennessee Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202150,8475671.12%
202050,2805671.13%
201949,7135671.14%
201849,1469351.90%
201748,2117691.60%
201647,4424941.04%
201546,9486971.48%
201446,2516861.48%
201345,5653110.68%
201245,25470.02%
201145,2471690.37%
201045,0780.00%

Shelbyville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,77573.06%
Black or African American3,34915.51%
Some Other Race1,6827.79%
Two or More Races7263.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.10%
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Shelbyville Population by Race

Shelbyville Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelbyville Median Age

33


Total

32.1


Male

33.6


Female

Shelbyville Adults

There are 15,365 adults, (2,564 of whom are seniors) in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelbyville Sex Ratio

Female

11,145

51.62%

Male

10,446

48.38%

Shelbyville Population by Age

Shelbyville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelbyville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.4%37.6%
All46.6%53.4%
Male44.9%55.1%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Female19.3%80.7%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelbyville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2572.9146.6
Married2,9473.3962.4
Non Family2,2321.3943.1
Female1,3813.8319.3
Male6973.9644.9

3.41

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Shelbyville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2489.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,72912.86%
High School Graduate5,80243.14%
Some College2,46918.36%
Associates Degree7075.26%
Bachelors Degree9517.07%
Graduate Degree5444.04%
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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
White8,5837,0411,186
Black2,3591,947119
Hispanic2,2851,27497
Other Race75736550
2+ Races11011021
Native American342222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 64.71%.

Shelbyville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,522$30,811$26,550
Less Than 9th Grade$22,714$28,125$17,890
High School Graduate$27,306$26,447$28,569
Some College$33,513$40,481$29,167
Bachelors Degree$32,045$34,598$26,703
Graduate Degree$46,758$53,417$44,167

$28,522

Average Earnings

$30,811

Average Male

$26,550

Average Female

Shelbyville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelbyville Language by Age

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Shelbyville Language

77.17% of Shelbyville residents speak only English, while 22.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.44% of the population.

Shelbyville Language

Shelbyville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1422,49320.53%
Hispanic4,9711,05321.18%
Black3,24461218.87%
Other1,67335621.28%
Multiple712618.57%
Islander2121100.00%

20.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.95%

Male Poverty Rate

24.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelbyville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelbyville is Multiple, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.37%.

Shelbyville Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School20.31%
Less Than 9th Grade17.80%
Some College10.03%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%

Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.13%
Male Unemployed51.55%
Female Employed10.21%
Male Employed7.75%

Shelbyville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelbyville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,716$54,198
Families$44,979$59,894
Married Families$55,919-
Non Families$33,237$36,195
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Income by Household Type

Shelbyville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

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 Marital Status

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912

Number of Veterans

875

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam271
First Gulf War241
Second Gulf War88
Korea67
World War II55

Shelbyville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+304
35 to 54267
55 to 64206
65 to 74120
18 to 3415

Shelbyville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6635.74%
Black2499.50%
Hispanic110.39%

Shelbyville Veterans by Race

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelbyville Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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60.78%

Born in Shelbyville

88.87%

Native Born

11.13%

Foreign Born

8.68%

Non Citizen

2.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.87% of Shelbyville residents were born in the United States, with 60.78% having been born in Tennessee. 8.68% 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
202122,5072030.91%
202022,3042030.92%
201922,1012030.93%
201821,8983211.49%
201721,5773011.41%
201621,2761920.91%
201521,0843331.60%
201420,7512741.34%
201320,477860.42%
201220,391-44-0.22%
201120,435940.46%
201020,3414,2362.36%
200016,1052,0561.38%
199014,0495190.38%
198013,5301,2680.99%
197012,2621,7961.60%
196010,4661,0101.02%
19509,4562,9193.76%
19406,5371,5272.70%
19305,0102,0985.58%
19202,912430.15%
19102,8696692.69%
19002,2000.00%

Shelbyville Population by Year