Shelby County, Iowa Population 2021

Shelby County, Iowa's estimated population is 11,244 with a growth rate of -0.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Iowa is the 66th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 12,174 and has seen a growth of -7.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,244-105-0.93%
202011,349-105-0.92%
201911,454-105-0.91%
201811,559-15-0.13%
201711,574-81-0.69%
201611,655-134-1.14%
201511,789-89-0.75%
201411,878-21-0.18%
201311,899-125-1.04%
201212,024320.27%
201111,992-182-1.49%
201012,174-1,056-7.98%
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%
194016,720-411-2.40%
193017,1311,0666.64%
192016,065-487-2.94%
191016,552-1,380-7.70%
190017,9323211.82%
189017,6114,91538.71%
188012,69610,156399.84%
18702,5401,722210.51%
18608180.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.93% (-105)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
12,174
Growth Since 2010
-7.64% (-930)
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Shelby County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,24796.91%
Two or More Races1571.35%
Black or African American880.76%
Some Other Race560.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.31%
Asian220.19%
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Shelby County, Iowa Population by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Iowa Median Age

46.4


Total

44.7


Male

47.5


Female

Shelby County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,019 adults, (2,632 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Iowa.

Shelby County, Iowa Age Dependency

81.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

5,924

51.04%

Male

5,682

48.96%

Shelby County, Iowa Population by Age

Shelby County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female58.8%41.2%
Non Family61.5%38.5%
All77.5%22.5%
Male80.1%19.9%
Married90.9%9.1%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0302.2777.5
Married2,6352.9990.9
Non Family1,8541.1661.5
Female3452.3558.8
Male1962.7680.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2332.83%
9th to 12th Grade3914.75%
High School Graduate2,91035.33%
Some College1,76321.41%
Associates Degree1,11413.53%
Bachelors Degree1,37916.74%
Graduate Degree4465.42%
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Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8077,2031,736
Hispanic22321456
Black887714
2+ Races78783
Native American343412
Other Race2822
Asian222210

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 asian people with a rate of 45.45%.

Shelby County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,721$44,879$31,449
Less Than 9th Grade$23,170$24,152$16,071
High School Graduate$32,733$42,524$25,377
Some College$36,491$46,964$26,731
Bachelors Degree$44,231$53,292$41,715
Graduate Degree$72,670$96,037$61,250

$37,721

Average Earnings

$44,879

Average Male

$31,449

Average Female

Shelby County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Iowa Language by Age

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Shelby County, Iowa Language

97.09% of Shelby County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Shelby County, Iowa Language

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,7527967.40%
Hispanic34310731.20%
Multiple157127.64%
Asian2229.09%
Native3612.78%

7.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.75%

Male Poverty Rate

9.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 31.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Iowa is Native, with 2.78% 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 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.59%.

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.11%
High School7.92%
Some College6.10%
Bachelors or Greater2.05%

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Unemployed8.57%
Female Employed7.86%
Male Employed2.95%

Shelby County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,000$75,375
Families$75,923$90,036
Married Families$82,591-
Non Families$33,515$47,320
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Iowa 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 35-44.

Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Iowa Marital Status

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821

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam345
Korea108
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War80
World War II26

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74283
75+281
35 to 54123
55 to 6486
18 to 3448

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7989.10%
Native American1647.06%
2+ Races67.32%
Hispanic10.44%
Black11.14%

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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3.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Iowa 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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71.03%

Born in Shelby County, Iowa

98.11%

Native Born

1.89%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.11% of Shelby County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 71.03% having been born in Iowa. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shelby County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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