Shelby County, Kentucky Population 2020

Shelby County, Kentucky's estimated population is 50,564 with a growth rate of 2.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Kentucky is the 20th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202050,5641,0232.06%
201949,5411,0232.11%
201848,5181,0232.15%
201747,4957331.57%
201646,7628211.79%
201545,9417261.61%
201445,2156371.43%
201344,5788021.83%
201243,7768301.93%
201142,9466791.61%
201042,26717,44370.27%
199024,8241,4966.41%
198023,3284,32922.79%
197018,9995062.74%
196018,4935813.24%
195017,9121530.86%
194017,759800.45%
193017,679-853-4.60%
192018,5324912.72%
191018,041-299-1.63%
190018,3401,81911.01%
189016,521-292-1.74%
188016,8131,0806.86%
187015,733-700-4.26%
186016,433-662-3.87%
185017,095-673-3.79%
184017,768-1,262-6.63%
183019,030-2,017-9.58%
182021,0476,17041.47%
181014,8776,68681.63%
18008,1910.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.06%
County Website
Founded
1792
County Seat
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Shelby County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,98787.61%
Black or African American2,9496.30%
Two or More Races1,4463.09%
Some Other Race9512.03%
Asian4160.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.08%
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Shelby County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Shelby County, Kentucky Median Age

39.1


Total

37.4


Male

41


Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Adults

There are 35,666 adults, (6,949 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Shelby County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

24,173

51.67%

Male

22,613

48.33%

Shelby County, Kentucky Households and Families

Shelby County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All69.7%30.3%
Non Family61.6%38.4%
Male53.6%46.4%
Female36.1%63.9%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5692.7369.7
Married9,2573.3281.7
Non Family4,8961.2161.6
Female1,8153.4936.1
Male6013.653.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shelby County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0206.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,6638.37%
High School Graduate9,87331.03%
Some College7,08522.27%
Associates Degree2,4597.73%
Bachelors Degree4,52514.22%
Graduate Degree3,18910.02%
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Shelby County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,77423,6486,839
Hispanic2,2531,129219
Black2,2281,795464
Other Race40915923
Multiple Races33533548
Asian285275144

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.53%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,275$44,796$31,087
Less Than High School$16,659$19,200$14,000
High School Grad$31,348$37,423$24,527
Some College$37,026$45,839$31,463
Bachelors Degree$51,566$64,986$42,312
Graduate Degree$62,909$82,500$55,668

$37,275

Average Earnings

$44,796

Average Male

$31,087

Average Female

Shelby County, Kentucky Language

Shelby County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Shelby County, Kentucky Language

90.37% of Shelby County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 9.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.85% of the population.

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty

Shelby County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,4233,2809.01%
Hispanic4,4681,32929.74%
Black2,85977227.00%
Other95137539.43%
Multiple1,44622915.84%
Asian41614534.86%

12.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.06%

Male Poverty Rate

13.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is Other, with 39.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Kentucky is White, with 9.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.07%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.71%
High School8.21%
Some College5.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.06%
Female Unemployed28.19%
Female Employed6.37%
Male Employed6.34%

Shelby County, Kentucky Income

Shelby County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,240$84,096
Families$75,504$97,257
Married Families$88,220-
Non Families$29,640$47,705
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Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelby County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans

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2,518

Number of Veterans

2,227

Male Veterans

291

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam991
Second Gulf War502
First Gulf War433
Korea196
World War II90
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74745
75+496
55 to 64494
35 to 54464
18 to 34319
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2787.20%
Black1827.06%
2 or More5310.11%
Hispanic90.33%
Asian51.64%

Shelby County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Kentucky Employment Status

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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70.42%

Born in Kentucky

93.64%

Native Born

6.36%

Foreign Born

4.88%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.64% of Shelby County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 70.42% having been born in Kentucky. 4.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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