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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 (2017 population: 19,070)

Population per Square Mile: 107.99

Square Miles: 411.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)44,406330.7%6,484,192
Today (2017)44,395330.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*45,183330.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.0%34 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration11516 -976
Net International Migration1046 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)47450.2%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,532385.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,6083517.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,416417.7%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,6133223.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,7883228.8%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,4383216.8%15.4%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone152400.3%0.4%
Asian Alone401310.9%2.4%
Black Alone549361.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone60210.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups533371.2%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 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 2017 (estimate)19,29234100.0%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, 2016492380.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201633390.6%5,294
Deaths, 2015436340.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force23,016320.7%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.35794.3%3.5
August 2018 Unemployment Rate3.46091.9%3.7

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed197100.0%100.0%$20,773$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family12060.9%23.4%$5,855$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
St. Paul4351.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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