Shelby County, Indiana Population 2024

44,923

Shelby County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 44,923 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Indiana is the 34th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 population was 44,295 and has seen a growth of 1.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202944,753-34-0.08%
202844,787-34-0.08%
202744,821-34-0.08%
202644,855-34-0.08%
202544,889-34-0.08%
202444,923-34-0.08%
202344,957-34-0.08%
202244,991-34-0.08%
202145,025-33-0.07%
202045,0582870.64%
201944,7712360.53%
201844,5351570.35%
201744,3781370.31%
201644,241-102-0.23%
201544,343-16-0.04%
201444,359230.05%
201344,336780.18%
201244,258-19-0.04%
201144,277-18-0.04%
201044,295
199040,3074201.05%
198039,8872,0905.53%
197037,7973,70410.86%
196034,0936,06721.65%
195028,0262,0737.99%
194025,953-599-2.26%
193026,5525702.19%
192025,982-820-3.06%
191026,8023111.17%
190026,4911,0374.07%
189025,4541970.78%
188025,2573,36515.37%
187021,8922,32311.87%
186019,5694,06726.24%
185015,5023,49729.13%
184012,0055,71090.71%
18306,295-38,458-85.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.08% (-34)
County Website
Shelby County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2010 Population
44,295
Area
411 mi²
Density
109 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.42% (628)
Founded
1821

Shelby County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,90693.25%
Two or more races1,1302.51%
Other race8661.93%
Black or African American6241.39%
Asian4030.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.02%
Native American
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Shelby County, Indiana Population by Race

Shelby County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Shelby County, Indiana Median Age

40.5

Total

39.5

Male

41.4

Female

Shelby County, Indiana Adults

There are 34,834 adults, (7,901 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Indiana.

Shelby County, Indiana Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female22,67150.45%
Male22,26949.55%

Shelby County, Indiana Population by Age

Shelby County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,0342.4572.627.4
Married9,6133.1383.516.5
Non Family6,2011.1961.138.9
Female1,4493.0754.745.3
Male7712.9763.336.7
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Shelby County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.67%.

Shelby County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,366

Average Earnings

$54,063

Average Male

$34,800

Average Female

Shelby County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelby County, Indiana Language

94.74% of Shelby County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 5.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Shelby County, Indiana Language

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White40,3104,75311.79%
Hispanic2,10260128.59%
Other86139846.23%
Black51727252.61%
Multiple1,091716.51%
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12.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

14.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Indiana is Black, with 52.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Indiana is Multiple, with 6.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.53%.

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.7%
Some College10.64%
High School9.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.94%
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Shelby County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.91%
Female Unemployed12.78%
Female Employed7.55%
Male Employed4.45%
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Shelby County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shelby County, Indiana 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 55-64.

Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,477

Number of Veterans

2,320

Male Veterans

157

Female Veterans

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Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Indiana 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

78.43%

Born in Shelby County, Indiana

96.62%

Native Born

3.38%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.62% of Shelby County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 78.43% having been born in Indiana. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby County, Indiana Place of Birth

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