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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%6,484,061
Today (2018)44,593330.7%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*45,183330.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.4%33 3.3%

*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 4,044
Net International Migration2726 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)42390.2%18,568

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%
White42,8143396.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups567371.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic42,6423195.6%92.9%
Hispanic1,951334.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)17,72532100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,1763517.9%18.6%
Married Without Children6,0923234.4%29.9%
Single Parents1,539348.7%9.5%
Living Alone4,6323026.1%28.5%

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 2018 (includes vacant units)19,27134100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,9893267.4%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$130,10031  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7363024.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$62618  

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
Public7,540300.7%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)30,745330.7%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88%58 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree19.4%32 25.9%

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 2018$43,8543293.0%47,149
Median Household Income in 201857,19332102.6%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201811.6%4689.2%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.6%4494.9%17.5%
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
Employed22,476320.7%3,265,580
Unemployed719320.6%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16291.2%3.4
December 2019 Unemployment Rate2.66886.7%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work24,495100.0%$1,207,457100.0%$49,294
Wage and Salary19,45379.4%$881,56873.0%$45,318
Farm Proprietors4812.0%$15,8571.3%$32,967
Nonfarm Proprietors4,56118.6%$102,7528.5%$22,528
Farm6372.6%$22,6691.9%$35,587
Nonfarm23,85897.4%$1,184,78898.1%$49,660
Private20,97985.6%$1,020,67584.5%$48,652
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,3565.5%$25,8082.1%$19,032
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,1154.6%$40,4223.3%$36,253
  Construction1,5906.5%$90,0917.5%$56,661
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5446.3%$75,9736.3%$49,205
  Information880.4%$3,3410.3%$37,966
  Manufacturing5,42622.2%$399,75833.1%$73,675
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5492.2%$31,9452.6%$58,188
  Retail Trade2,0698.4%$58,5234.8%$28,286
  Trans., Warehousing1,6616.8%$93,9217.8%$56,545
  Wholesale Trade5962.4%$38,1123.2%$63,946
  Other Private (not above)4,98520.4%$162,78113.5%$32,654
Government2,87911.8%$164,11313.6%$57,003

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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
Single-Family83100.0%76.4%$17,392$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
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

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Edinburgh1050.2%*
Fairland5791.3%
Morristown1,3433.0%
St. Paul4361.0%*
Shelbyville19,32643.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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