Shively, Kentucky Population 2020

15,845
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Shively is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 15,845, it is the 28th largest city in Kentucky and the 2231st largest city in the United States. Shively is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 3.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,264 in 2010. Shively reached it's highest population of 19,139 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Shively has a population density of 3,466 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shively is $48,598 with a poverty rate of 19.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $686 per month, and the median house value is $102,300. The median age in Shively is 40.8 years, 38.2 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males.

Shively Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 51.13%
  • White: 45.98%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shively, Kentucky is 15,845, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,781.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,264.

Shively, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,04851.13%
White7,23745.98%
Two or More Races3472.20%
Some Other Race670.43%
Asian420.27%
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Shively Population Pyramid 2020

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Shively Median Age

40.8


Total

38.2


Male

43.6


Female

Shively Adults

There are 12,290 adults, (2,444 of whom are seniors) in Shively.

Shively Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Shively Sex Ratio

Female

8,101

51.46%

Male

7,640

48.54%

Shively Households and Families

Shively Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shively Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
Male76.7%23.3%
All59.1%40.9%
Female49.6%50.4%
Non Family47.2%52.8%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5092.3959.1
Non Family2,8711.1947.2
Married1,8873.2482.2
Female1,4813.549.6
Male2703.0776.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shively Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3282.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,24811.27%
High School Graduate4,41439.87%
Some College3,04427.50%
Associates Degree6826.16%
Bachelors Degree8617.78%
Graduate Degree4944.46%
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Shively Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,3994,845772
White5,2364,364546
Hispanic261138
Multiple Races13612037
Asian3120
Other Race2721

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 27.21%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,738$32,277$29,182
Less Than High School$16,850$28,177$9,746
High School Grad$28,181$29,112$26,094
Some College$30,609$31,719$30,000
Bachelors Degree$44,205$42,841$49,375
Graduate Degree$48,700$53,882$44,063

$30,738

Average Earnings

$32,277

Average Male

$29,182

Average Female

Shively Language

Shively Language by Age

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Shively Language

95.33% of Shively residents speak only English, while 4.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.73% of the population.

Shively Poverty

Shively Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,0131,57019.59%
White6,37699415.59%
Hispanic74836448.66%
Multiple34212636.84%
Other673755.22%
Asian422866.67%

19.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.87%

Male Poverty Rate

19.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shively

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shively is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shively is White, with 15.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.94%
High School20.04%
Some College10.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.17%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.56%
Male Unemployed29.35%
Female Employed12.16%
Male Employed8.56%

Shively Income

Shively Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,866$48,598
Families$51,548$59,035
Married Families$70,542-
Non Families$27,403$33,023
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Shively Marital Status

Shively Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shively Married by Age and Sex

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Shively Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shively Marital Status by Race

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Shively Veterans

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1,124

Number of Veterans

1,097

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam547
First Gulf War148
World War II72
Korea56
Second Gulf War39
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74372
55 to 64266
35 to 54266
75+208
18 to 3412
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5959.76%
White5108.58%
2 or More1910.27%

Shively Veterans by Education

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13.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shively Employment Status

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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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76.98%

Born in Kentucky

96.43%

Native Born

3.57%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.43% of Shively residents were born in the United States, with 76.98% having been born in Kentucky. 2.80% 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
202015,845320.20%
201915,813320.20%
201815,781-3-0.02%
201715,784320.20%
201615,752330.21%
201515,719570.36%
201415,662470.30%
201315,6151480.96%
201215,467990.64%
201115,368870.57%
201015,2811240.08%
200015,157-378-0.25%
199015,535-1,110-0.69%
198016,645-2,494-1.39%
197019,1393,9842.36%
196015,15513,85513.07%
19401,3000.00%