Shively, Kentucky Population 2021

15,591
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Shively is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 15,591, it is the 28th largest city in Kentucky and the 2263rd largest city in the United States . Shively is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually but its population has increased by 2.14% 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 3,411 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shively is $48,094 with a poverty rate of 19.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $697 per month, and the median house value is $107,000. The median age in Shively is 40.8 years, 38.4 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Shively Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.07%
  • White: 41.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.58%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shively, Kentucky is 15,591 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,738.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,264.

Shively, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,66055.07%
White6,56541.75%
Two or More Races4052.58%
Asian590.38%
Some Other Race310.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.04%
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Shively Population by Race

Shively Population Pyramid $2021

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Shively Median Age

40.8


Total

38.4


Male

42.8


Female

Shively Adults

There are 12,126 adults, (2,647 of whom are seniors) in Shively.

Shively Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Shively Sex Ratio

Female

8,376

53.26%

Male

7,350

46.74%

Shively Population by Age

Shively Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shively Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
Male69.6%30.4%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female42.1%57.9%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shively Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6662.3358.5
Non Family2,9671.0945.5
Married1,9813.3586.8
Female1,3333.3342.1
Male3853.1769.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Shively Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3062.79%
9th to 12th Grade1,0209.31%
High School Graduate4,56041.61%
Some College3,06928.01%
Associates Degree6786.19%
Bachelors Degree9308.49%
Graduate Degree3953.60%
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Shively Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shively Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black5,8685,204743
White4,6654,129525
Hispanic2741779
2+ Races12411248
Asian4225
Other Race2524
Native American66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.71%.

Shively Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,589$32,197$31,309
Less Than 9th Grade$13,666$14,973$9,618
High School Graduate$29,270$28,653$30,618
Some College$32,274$37,030$30,537
Bachelors Degree$45,443$41,094$46,798
Graduate Degree$46,591$66,618$45,341

$31,589

Average Earnings

$32,197

Average Male

$31,309

Average Female

Shively Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shively Language by Age

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Shively Language

95.24% of Shively residents speak only English, while 4.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.17% of the population.

Shively Language

Shively Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,6211,51417.56%
White5,7921,01717.56%
Hispanic72930942.39%
Multiple39012832.82%
Asian594372.88%
Other31722.58%

19.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.19%

Male Poverty Rate

19.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shively

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shively is Asian, with 72.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shively is White, with 17.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.31%.

Shively Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.07%
High School21.85%
Some College7.56%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%

Shively Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Unemployed30.71%
Female Employed10.12%
Male Employed7.20%

Shively Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shively Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,048$48,094
Families$53,307$59,486
Married Families$72,975-
Non Families$26,977$31,046
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Income by Household Type

Shively Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shively Marital Status by Race

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Shively Marital Status

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1,098

Number of Veterans

1,064

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam508
First Gulf War221
Second Gulf War53
Korea41
World War II40

Shively Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74355
55 to 64287
35 to 54282
75+155
18 to 3419

Shively Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black67710.45%
White4107.67%
Native American6100.00%
2+ Races52.20%

Shively Veterans by Race

Shively Veterans by Education

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16.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shively Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Shively Employment by Age

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Shively Employment by Race

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Shively 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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76.89%

Born in Shively

95.61%

Native Born

4.39%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.61% of Shively residents were born in the United States, with 76.89% having been born in Kentucky. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shively Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,591-49-0.31%
202015,640-49-0.31%
201915,689-49-0.31%
201815,738-42-0.27%
201715,780280.18%
201615,752330.21%
201515,719590.38%
201415,660480.31%
201315,6121470.95%
201215,465980.64%
201115,367860.56%
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%

Shively Population by Year