Shepherdsville, Kentucky Population 2020

12,705
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Shepherdsville is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 12,705, it is the 33rd largest city in Kentucky and the 2607th largest city in the United States. Shepherdsville is currently growing at a rate of 1.28% annually and its population has increased by 13.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,222 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Shepherdsville has a population density of 875 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shepherdsville is $64,588 with a poverty rate of 15.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $786 per month, and the median house value is $137,600. The median age in Shepherdsville is 32.3 years, 31 years for males, and 33.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Shepherdsville Demographics

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

  • White: 94.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.12%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shepherdsville, Kentucky is 12,705, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,383.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,222.

Shepherdsville, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,40794.14%
Two or More Races2572.12%
Some Other Race2141.77%
Asian1080.89%
Black or African American800.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.42%
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Shepherdsville Population Pyramid 2020

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Shepherdsville Median Age

32.3


Total

31


Male

33.7


Female

Shepherdsville Adults

There are 9,048 adults, (1,299 of whom are seniors) in Shepherdsville.

Shepherdsville Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shepherdsville Sex Ratio

Female

6,254

51.61%

Male

5,863

48.39%

Shepherdsville Households and Families

Shepherdsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shepherdsville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.7%22.3%
All60.2%39.8%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Male48.3%51.7%
Female39.9%60.1%

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3782.7160.2
Married1,9623.2677.7
Non Family1,3671.3148.4
Female6703.6939.9
Male3793.2248.3

3.24

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shepherdsville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3134.10%
9th to 12th Grade77310.14%
High School Graduate2,91738.25%
Some College1,85824.36%
Associates Degree6118.01%
Bachelors Degree80910.61%
Graduate Degree3454.52%
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Shepherdsville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,2126,1831,129
Multiple Races9999
Hispanic7567
Other Race6969
Asian644925
Black5656
Native American5117

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.06%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,826$37,784$35,072
Less Than High School$21,932$26,667$
High School Grad$31,531$35,294$27,926
Some College$35,691$46,895$31,569
Bachelors Degree$39,838$37,799$44,783
Graduate Degree$56,840$49,118$57,257

$35,826

Average Earnings

$37,784

Average Male

$35,072

Average Female

Shepherdsville Language

Shepherdsville Language by Age

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Shepherdsville Language

94.92% of Shepherdsville residents speak only English, while 5.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Shepherdsville Poverty

Shepherdsville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9721,63314.88%
Multiple25110441.43%
Black642234.38%
Hispanic292217.19%

15.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.62%

Male Poverty Rate

17.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shepherdsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shepherdsville is Multiple, with 41.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shepherdsville is Hispanic, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.82%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.69%
High School15.55%
Some College13.87%
Bachelors or Greater0.78%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.33%
Male Unemployed18.75%
Female Employed7.20%
Male Employed3.81%

Shepherdsville Income

Shepherdsville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,420$64,588
Families$60,744$68,775
Married Families$73,106-
Non Families$32,316$50,601
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Shepherdsville Marital Status

Shepherdsville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 Veterans

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595

Number of Veterans

579

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War168
Vietnam164
Second Gulf War123
Korea39
World War II20
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54179
65 to 74152
75+146
55 to 6476
18 to 3442
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5626.60%
2 or More148.75%
Indian1019.61%
Asian910.34%

Shepherdsville Veterans by Education

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3.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shepherdsville Employment Status

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

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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80.09%

Born in Kentucky

97.83%

Native Born

2.17%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.83% of Shepherdsville residents were born in the United States, with 80.09% having been born in Kentucky. 0.50% 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
202012,7051611.28%
201912,5441611.30%
201812,3831221.00%
201712,2611611.33%
201612,100830.69%
201512,0171000.84%
201411,9171761.50%
201311,7411511.30%
201211,5901110.97%
201111,4791060.93%
201011,3733,0393.16%
20008,3343,5295.66%
19904,8053510.76%
19804,4541,6854.87%
19702,7690.00%