Shepherdsville, Kentucky Population 2021

12,640
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Shepherdsville is a city located in Bullitt County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Bullitt County. With a 2020 population of 12,640, it is the 33rd largest city in Kentucky and the 2616th largest city in the United States . Shepherdsville is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 12.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,222 in 2010. Shepherdsville reached it's highest population of 12,640 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Shepherdsville has a population density of 871 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shepherdsville is $66,690 with a poverty rate of 15.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $781 per month, and the median house value is $144,200. The median age in Shepherdsville is 33.2 years, 31.6 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Shepherdsville Demographics

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

  • White: 93.48%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shepherdsville, Kentucky is 12,640 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,343.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,222.

Shepherdsville, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,42193.48%
Some Other Race2682.19%
Two or More Races2061.69%
Asian1150.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.85%
Black or African American1040.85%
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Shepherdsville Population by Race

Shepherdsville Population Pyramid $2021

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Shepherdsville Median Age

33.2


Total

31.6


Male

34.8


Female

Shepherdsville Adults

There are 9,166 adults, (1,260 of whom are seniors) in Shepherdsville.

Shepherdsville Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shepherdsville Sex Ratio

Female

6,387

52.28%

Male

5,831

47.72%

Shepherdsville Population by Age

Shepherdsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shepherdsville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All61.9%38.1%
Male61.7%38.3%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female37%63%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shepherdsville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6452.5861.9
Married1,9733.1880.2
Non Family1,6361.250.5
Female6973.6637
Male3393.4561.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Shepherdsville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3083.92%
9th to 12th Grade80710.28%
High School Graduate3,15540.18%
Some College1,70321.69%
Associates Degree6468.23%
Bachelors Degree88011.21%
Graduate Degree3544.51%
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Shepherdsville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shepherdsville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,3166,3721,182
Hispanic12210528
Native American1047
Other Race10110128
Black9751
2+ Races8686
Asian554424

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.64%.

Shepherdsville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,299$42,010$33,241
Less Than 9th Grade$31,198$31,755$30,556
High School Graduate$34,262$40,448$30,516
Some College$38,735$48,894$31,636
Bachelors Degree$44,938$40,179$48,281
Graduate Degree$62,500$61,250$62,841

$38,299

Average Earnings

$42,010

Average Male

$33,241

Average Female

Shepherdsville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shepherdsville Language by Age

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Shepherdsville Language

95.22% of Shepherdsville residents speak only English, while 4.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.49% of the population.

Shepherdsville Language

Shepherdsville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9491,67315.28%
Black875967.82%
Multiple2003919.50%
Hispanic367236.27%

15.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.54%

Male Poverty Rate

19.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shepherdsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shepherdsville is Black, with 67.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shepherdsville is Hispanic, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.83%.

Shepherdsville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.96%
High School13.76%
Some College13.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%

Shepherdsville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed84.42%
Female Employed8.43%
Male Employed3.18%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Shepherdsville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shepherdsville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,448$66,690
Families$67,401$72,883
Married Families$79,801-
Non Families$26,154$52,748
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Income by Household Type

Shepherdsville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shepherdsville Married by Age and Sex

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Shepherdsville 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.

Shepherdsville Marital Status by Race

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Shepherdsville Marital Status

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634

Number of Veterans

620

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War180
Vietnam176
Second Gulf War149
World War II22
Korea13

Shepherdsville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54223
65 to 74144
75+114
55 to 64109
18 to 3444

Shepherdsville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6067.18%
2+ Races147.22%
Asian1414.58%

Shepherdsville Veterans by Race

Shepherdsville Veterans by Education

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3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shepherdsville Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shepherdsville Employment by Age

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Shepherdsville Employment by Race

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Shepherdsville 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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80.73%

Born in Shepherdsville

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.79% of Shepherdsville residents were born in the United States, with 80.73% having been born in Kentucky. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shepherdsville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,640990.79%
202012,541990.80%
201912,442990.80%
201812,3431110.91%
201712,2321551.28%
201612,077800.67%
201511,997980.82%
201411,8991721.47%
201311,7271471.27%
201211,5801040.91%
201111,4761040.91%
201011,3723,0383.16%
20008,3343,5295.66%
19904,8053510.76%
19804,4541,6854.87%
19702,7690.00%

Shepherdsville Population by Year