Shelby County, Missouri Population 2021

Shelby County, Missouri's estimated population is 5,796 with a growth rate of -1.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Missouri is the 108th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 6,365 and has seen a growth of -8.94% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,796-67-1.14%
20205,863-67-1.13%
20195,930-67-1.12%
20185,99720.03%
20175,995-49-0.81%
20166,044-57-0.93%
20156,10190.15%
20146,092-60-0.98%
20136,152-64-1.03%
20126,216-19-0.30%
20116,235-130-2.04%
20106,365-577-8.31%
19906,942-884-11.30%
19807,826-80-1.01%
19707,906-1,157-12.77%
19609,063-667-6.86%
19509,730-1,494-13.31%
194011,224-759-6.33%
193011,983-1,634-12.00%
192013,617-1,247-8.39%
191014,864-1,303-8.06%
190016,1675253.36%
189015,6421,61811.54%
188014,0243,90538.59%
187010,1192,81838.60%
18607,3013,04871.67%
18504,2531,19739.17%
18403,0560.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.14% (-67)
Founded
January 2, 1835
County Seat
2010 Population
6,365
Growth Since 2010
-8.94% (-569)
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Shelby County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,76595.88%
Black or African American971.61%
Two or More Races831.38%
Some Other Race390.65%
Asian160.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.22%
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Shelby County, Missouri Population by Race

Shelby County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Missouri Median Age

42.3


Total

40.1


Male

44.5


Female

Shelby County, Missouri Adults

There are 4,558 adults, (1,236 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Missouri.

Shelby County, Missouri Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

2,988

49.69%

Male

3,025

50.31%

Shelby County, Missouri Population by Age

Shelby County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female59.5%40.5%
Non Family67.3%32.7%
Male70.3%29.7%
All73.8%26.2%
Married80.4%19.6%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4322.3673.8
Married1,3142.8880.4
Non Family8391.1567.3
Female2053.4359.5
Male743.8870.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1313.17%
9th to 12th Grade2536.12%
High School Graduate1,79143.36%
Some College95223.05%
Associates Degree2586.25%
Bachelors Degree50012.10%
Graduate Degree2465.95%
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Shelby County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,0113,631721
Hispanic72699
Other Race3939
2+ Races1818
Asian161616
Black1110
Native American33

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 100.00%.

Shelby County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,589$38,295$21,559
Less Than 9th Grade$28,000$36,250$15,500
High School Graduate$26,856$31,458$21,736
Some College$26,567$40,500$20,559
Bachelors Degree$37,981$46,750$27,969
Graduate Degree$42,813$44,600$35,313

$28,589

Average Earnings

$38,295

Average Male

$21,559

Average Female

Shelby County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Missouri Language by Age

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Shelby County, Missouri Language

96.40% of Shelby County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Shelby County, Missouri Language

Shelby County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,51483915.22%
Multiple834351.81%
Hispanic1034139.81%
Black221568.18%
Native1313100.00%

16.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.34%

Male Poverty Rate

17.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Missouri is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Missouri is White, with 15.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.12%.

Shelby County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.07%
High School15.53%
Some College12.69%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Shelby County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.50%
Female Employed11.32%
Male Employed7.02%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Shelby County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,083$57,889
Families$59,042$72,195
Married Families$67,014-
Non Families$21,074$28,234
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Missouri 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, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Missouri Marital Status

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405

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam174
First Gulf War58
Second Gulf War50
Korea47
World War II24

Shelby County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74139
75+130
35 to 5464
55 to 6458
18 to 3414

Shelby County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Shelby County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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12.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Missouri 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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75.45%

Born in Shelby County, Missouri

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Shelby County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 75.45% having been born in Missouri. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby County, Missouri 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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