Shelby County, Iowa Population 2024

11,389

Shelby County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 11,389 with a growth rate of -1.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Iowa is the 65th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 12,179 and has seen a growth of -6.49% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,749-128-1.18%
202810,877-128-1.16%
202711,005-128-1.15%
202611,133-128-1.14%
202511,261-128-1.12%
202411,389-128-1.11%
202311,517-128-1.1%
202211,645-128-1.09%
202111,773500.43%
202011,7232442.13%
201911,479-85-0.74%
201811,564-20-0.17%
201711,584-78-0.67%
201611,662-137-1.16%
201511,799-87-0.73%
201411,886-19-0.16%
201311,905-127-1.06%
201212,032350.29%
201111,997-182-1.49%
201012,179
199013,230-1,813-12.05%
198015,043-485-3.12%
197015,528-297-1.88%
196015,825-117-0.73%
195015,942-778-4.65%
194016,720-411-2.4%
193017,1311,0666.64%
192016,065-487-2.94%
191016,552-1,380-7.7%
190017,9323211.82%
189017,6114,91538.71%
188012,69610,156399.84%
18702,5401,722210.51%
1860818-9,931-92.39%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.11% (-128)
County Website
Shelby County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2020 Population
11,723
Area
591 mi²
Density
19 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.85% (-334)
Founded
1851

Shelby County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,08094.4%
Two or more races3613.08%
Other race1741.48%
Black or African American1080.92%
Native American140.12%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shelby County, Iowa Population by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Shelby County, Iowa Median Age

45.5

Total

44

Male

46.8

Female

Shelby County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,171 adults, (2,701 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Iowa.

Shelby County, Iowa Age Dependency

81.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female6,03351.4%
Male5,70448.6%

Shelby County, Iowa Population by Age

Shelby County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,9332.337624
Married2,7052.9987.712.3
Non Family1,7851.1761.238.8
Female2842.761.338.7
Male1593.5769.230.8
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelby County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.64%.

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,524

Average Earnings

$52,570

Average Male

$36,297

Average Female

Shelby County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelby County, Iowa Language

97.67% of Shelby County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Shelby County, Iowa Language

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,6718918.35%
Hispanic38111530.18%
Multiple361184.99%
Other174105.75%
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8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.84%

Male Poverty Rate

10.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 30.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is Multiple, with 4.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.61%.

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.62%
Some College10.39%
High School8.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.41%
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Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25%
Female Employed5.65%
Male Unemployed5.45%
Male Employed2.2%
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Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shelby County, Iowa 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 45-54.

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

776

Number of Veterans

746

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.57%

Born in Shelby County, Iowa

98.13%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

1.28%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.13% of Shelby County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 69.57% having been born in Iowa. 1.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby County, Iowa Place of Birth

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