Shelby County, Texas Population 2024

24,100

Shelby County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 24,100 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Texas is the 104th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 25,460 and has seen a growth of -5.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,330460.19%
202824,284460.19%
202724,238460.19%
202624,192460.19%
202524,146460.19%
202424,100460.19%
202324,054460.19%
202224,008460.19%
202123,962350.15%
202023,927-1,370-5.42%
201925,297-3-0.01%
201825,300820.33%
201725,218-365-1.43%
201625,5832170.86%
201525,366-238-0.93%
201425,604-373-1.44%
201325,977-85-0.33%
201226,0623261.27%
201125,7362761.08%
201025,460
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%
191026,4235,97129.2%
190020,4526,08742.37%
189014,3654,84250.85%
18809,5233,79166.14%
18705,7323706.9%
18605,3621,12326.49%
18504,239-20,091-82.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.19% (46)
County Website
Shelby County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
25,460
Area
796 mi²
Density
30 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.34% (-1,360)
Founded
1837

Shelby County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,63168.85%
Black or African American3,90816.18%
Two or more races1,5556.44%
Other race1,5006.21%
Native American2911.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1630.67%
Asian1090.45%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Shelby County, Texas Population by Race

Shelby County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Shelby County, Texas Median Age

39.7

Total

38.8

Male

40.2

Female

Shelby County, Texas Adults

There are 17,877 adults, (4,307 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Texas.

Shelby County, Texas Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female12,06349.94%
Male12,09450.06%

Shelby County, Texas Population by Age

Shelby County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9882.6775.224.8
Married4,4963.1387.312.7
Non Family2,4531.1679.220.8
Female1,1403.8342.857.2
Male8992.9844.655.4
showing: 5 rows

3.12

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.96%.

Shelby County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,009

Average Earnings

$50,423

Average Male

$26,392

Average Female

Shelby County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelby County, Texas Language

84.5% of Shelby County, Texas residents speak only English, while 15.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.11% of the population.

Shelby County, Texas Language

Shelby County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,5372,13314.67%
Hispanic4,5481,73838.21%
Black3,8871,35834.94%
Other1,50041927.93%
Multiple1,51828718.91%
Islander163163100%
Native2916522.34%
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23.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.5%

Male Poverty Rate

24.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Texas is White, with 14.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Shelby County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.95%
High School19.69%
Some College14.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%
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Shelby County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.18%
Male Unemployed21.43%
Male Employed14.24%
Female Employed13.35%
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Shelby County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelby County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,101

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

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Shelby County, Texas Veterans by War

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Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelby County, Texas 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

76.23%

Born in Shelby County, Texas

92.18%

Native Born

7.82%

Foreign Born

5.43%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.18% of Shelby County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 76.23% having been born in Texas. 5.43% 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

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