Shelby County, Texas Population 2021

Shelby County, Texas's estimated population is 25,208 with a growth rate of -0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Texas is the 103rd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 25,458 and has seen a growth of -0.98% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202125,208-33-0.13%
202025,241-33-0.13%
201925,274-33-0.13%
201825,307820.33%
201725,225-341-1.33%
201625,5661930.76%
201525,373-234-0.91%
201425,607-370-1.42%
201325,977-85-0.33%
201226,0623291.28%
201125,7332751.08%
201025,4583,42415.54%
199022,034-1,050-4.55%
198023,0843,41217.34%
197019,672-807-3.94%
196020,479-3,000-12.78%
195023,479-5,756-19.69%
194029,2356082.12%
193028,6271,1634.23%
192027,4641,0413.94%
191026,4235,97129.20%
190020,4526,08742.37%
189014,3654,84250.85%
18809,5233,79166.14%
18705,7323706.90%
18605,3621,12326.49%
18504,2390.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.13%
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
25,458
Growth Since 2010
-0.98%
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Shelby County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,73277.84%
Black or African American4,84719.12%
Some Other Race2811.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native2420.95%
Two or More Races1330.52%
Asian1140.45%
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Shelby County, Texas Population by Race

Shelby County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Texas Median Age

38


Total

36.6


Male

39.6


Female

Shelby County, Texas Adults

There are 18,696 adults, (4,405 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Texas.

Shelby County, Texas Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

12,764

50.35%

Male

12,585

49.65%

Shelby County, Texas Population by Age

Shelby County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All73.6%26.4%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
Male59.7%40.3%
Female51.7%48.3%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2932.7173.6
Married4,7633.1985.7
Non Family2,5371.0666.5
Female1,4223.5551.7
Male5713.8359.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5509.55%
9th to 12th Grade2,27614.02%
High School Graduate5,69035.05%
Some College3,54821.85%
Associates Degree9305.73%
Bachelors Degree1,62810.03%
Graduate Degree6133.78%
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Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,2369,2821,808
Black2,7072,200229
Hispanic2,135838197
Other Race21871
Native American13755
Asian91333
2+ Races1444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.57%.

Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,138$39,204$22,380
Less Than 9th Grade$26,366$30,510$13,157
High School Graduate$31,386$44,282$20,381
Some College$33,043$43,400$24,306
Bachelors Degree$44,190$65,549$43,470
Graduate Degree$31,087$$37,344

$32,138

Average Earnings

$39,204

Average Male

$22,380

Average Female

Shelby County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Texas Language by Age

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Shelby County, Texas Language

81.82% of Shelby County, Texas residents speak only English, while 18.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.81% of the population.

Shelby County, Texas Language

Shelby County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4572,20014.23%
Black4,7991,74736.40%
Hispanic4,6081,69336.74%
Other2744315.69%
Multiple1333123.31%
Asian1141412.28%

22.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.78%

Male Poverty Rate

24.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is Hispanic, with 36.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is Asian, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.56%.

Shelby County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.58%
High School17.53%
Some College14.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Shelby County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.31%
Male Employed13.43%
Female Employed13.27%
Male Unemployed10.06%

Shelby County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,522$57,887
Families$49,894$65,621
Married Families$59,415-
Non Families$20,618$32,745
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Texas 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 45-54.

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

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1,143

Number of Veterans

1,118

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam656
Korea121
First Gulf War96
Second Gulf War70
World War II29

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74552
75+362
35 to 54105
55 to 6494
18 to 3430

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0066.86%
Black1243.55%
Native American138.55%
Hispanic90.33%

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Education

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Texas Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Texas Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Texas 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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73.83%

Born in Shelby County, Texas

91.75%

Native Born

8.25%

Foreign Born

6.61%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.75% of Shelby County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 73.83% having been born in Texas. 6.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby County, Texas 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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