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Shelby County, Indiana

Named after the first governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby, and organized in 1822

County Seat: Shelbyville

Largest City: Shelbyville (2018 population: 19,326)

Population per Square Mile: 108.47

Square Miles: 411.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)44,396330.7%6,484,192
Today (2018)44,593330.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*45,183330.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.4%33 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration12317 3,555
Net International Migration2726 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)42390.2%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,567375.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,6033517.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,431407.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,6803223.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,6683228.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)7,6443217.1%15.8%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone158400.4%0.4%
Asian Alone383310.9%2.5%
Black Alone608361.4%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone63190.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups567371.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)17,60332100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,0663617.4%18.8%
Married Without Children6,0643134.4%30.0%
Single Parents1,551318.8%9.6%
Living Alone4,7102926.8%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)19,45434100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)19,19734100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$125,30031  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$60321  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 7,671320.7%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)30,587330.7%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.1%48 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18%40 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$42,2222993.5%45,150
Median Household Income in 201761,32715113.3%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20178.4%8563.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.5%7275.8%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201843290.7%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,567300.6%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20193,579310.7%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017499360.6%82,170
Births to Teens, 201727470.5%5,152
Deaths, 2017501320.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,195320.7%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16291.2%3.4
August 2019 Unemployment Rate2.96190.6%3.2

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work24,254100.0%$1,174,247100.0%$48,415
Wage and Salary19,30979.6%$844,64271.9%$43,743
Farm Proprietors4862.0%$17,2251.5%$35,442
Nonfarm Proprietors4,45918.4%$103,9578.9%$23,314
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4666.0%$25,6642.2%$17,506
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,1364.7%$40,0053.4%$35,216
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5286.3%$79,4926.8%$52,024
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5472.3%$34,4812.9%$63,037
  Retail Trade2,0378.4%$56,0164.8%$27,499
  Trans., Warehousing1,4666.0%$86,7887.4%$59,201
  Wholesale Trade6042.5%$37,0253.2%$61,300
  Other Private (not above)4,775*19.7%*$148,999*12.7%*$31,204*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed83100.0%100.0%$17,392$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Shelby County

in 2018
Percent of County
St. Paul4361.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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