Shelby County, Indiana Population 2021

Shelby County, Indiana's estimated population is 45,143 with a growth rate of 0.46% 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 44,297 and has seen a growth of 1.91% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202145,1432070.46%
202044,9362070.46%
201944,7292070.46%
201844,5221550.35%
201744,3671380.31%
201644,229-112-0.25%
201544,341-17-0.04%
201444,358250.06%
201344,333760.17%
201244,257-23-0.05%
201144,280-17-0.04%
201044,2973,9909.90%
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%
18306,2950.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.46%
County Website
State
Founded
1821
County Seat
2010 Population
44,297
Growth Since 2010
1.91%
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Shelby County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,11094.76%
Some Other Race7961.79%
Two or More Races7141.61%
Black or African American5191.17%
Asian2500.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.02%
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Shelby County, Indiana Population by Race

Shelby County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Indiana Median Age

40.8


Total

40.1


Male

41.7


Female

Shelby County, Indiana Adults

There are 34,304 adults, (7,400 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Indiana.

Shelby County, Indiana Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

22,564

50.78%

Male

21,874

49.22%

Shelby County, Indiana Population by Age

Shelby County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All73.3%26.7%
Male71.7%28.3%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Female54.1%45.9%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,8232.4573.3
Married9,3383.0585.3
Non Family5,8781.2260.2
Female1,7283.1754.1
Male8792.9471.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0913.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,8209.13%
High School Graduate13,10142.42%
Some College5,65718.32%
Associates Degree2,4507.93%
Bachelors Degree3,91012.66%
Graduate Degree1,8556.01%
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Shelby County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,01725,5965,284
Hispanic947569148
Other Race40423557
Black34328870
2+ Races31126764
Asian235222166
Native American383821

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 70.64%.

Shelby County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,223$46,433$31,466
Less Than 9th Grade$26,688$30,661$24,620
High School Graduate$35,292$42,706$24,109
Some College$39,883$51,689$31,211
Bachelors Degree$50,572$61,000$44,673
Graduate Degree$64,544$82,404$58,667

$40,223

Average Earnings

$46,433

Average Male

$31,466

Average Female

Shelby County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Indiana Language by Age

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Shelby County, Indiana Language

95.77% of Shelby County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 4.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Shelby County, Indiana Language

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3164,26210.57%
Hispanic1,79251128.52%
Other75722129.19%
Black4129021.84%
Multiple714405.60%
Native38923.68%

11.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.49%

Male Poverty Rate

12.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Indiana is Other, with 29.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Indiana is Multiple, with 5.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.56%.

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.84%
High School9.70%
Some College5.80%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.65%
Male Unemployed31.94%
Female Employed5.77%
Male Employed4.05%

Shelby County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,404$73,073
Families$74,165$87,053
Married Families$83,094$97,184
Non Families$34,561$40,668
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Indiana 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 55-64.

Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Indiana Marital Status

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2,936

Number of Veterans

2,783

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,167
First Gulf War448
Second Gulf War443
Korea189
World War II67

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74824
75+682
35 to 54651
55 to 64550
18 to 34229

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8168.61%
Black10226.22%
Hispanic343.08%
2+ Races184.44%

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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4.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Indiana 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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79.61%

Born in Shelby County, Indiana

97.48%

Native Born

2.52%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.48% of Shelby County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.61% having been born in Indiana. 1.92% 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

  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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