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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 (2016 population: 19,048)

Population per Square Mile: 107.82

Square Miles: 411.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)44,393330.7%6,484,136
Today (2016)44,324330.7%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*45,183330.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.2%37 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18559 -10,480
Net International Migration1940 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)80360.4%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,526375.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,6763517.3%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,478397.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,5543223.8%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,8403229.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)7,2503316.4%14.9%
Median Age41.3  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone139410.3%0.4%
Asian Alone375300.8%2.2%
Black Alone539361.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone62170.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups496401.1%2.0%
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 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)17,30932100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,9923917.3%19.0%
Married Without Children5,7023432.9%30.0%
Single Parents1,571329.1%9.7%
Living Alone4,6613026.9%28.2%

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 2016 (estimate)19,15434100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)19,11734100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$124,80029  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$56724  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 7,561320.7%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)30,570330.7%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher87.7%47 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree16.6%50 24.6%

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 2016$40,3483693.6%43,097
Median Household Income in 201653,01934101.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.3%5087.9%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.4%5685.9%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201746300.7%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,804310.6%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,078330.6%495,330

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, 2015495380.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201536380.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015436340.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,208320.7%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
November 2017 Unemployment Rate3.06288.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,838100.0%$1,147,712100.0%$48,146
Wage and Salary19,10680.1%$825,44671.9%$43,203
Farm Proprietors4922.1%$34,6033.0%$70,331
Nonfarm Proprietors4,24017.8%$84,2597.3%$19,872
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,4806.2%$75,5066.6%$51,018
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5162.2%$26,9682.3%$52,264
  Retail Trade2,0658.7%$58,6475.1%$28,400
  Trans., Warehousing1,6256.8%$90,6697.9%$55,796
  Wholesale Trade6742.8%$38,2543.3%$56,757
  Other Private (not above)4,69119.7%$136,03211.9%$28,999

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed72100.0%100.0%$13,682$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
St. Paul4160.9%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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