Shelby County IN Information


Shelby County Subdivisions

Shelby County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,953
Population in Households 44,270
Population in Familes 36,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 683
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 17,510
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 12,264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,260 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,250 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,894 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $141,333
Average Home Value $170,559


Median Household Income $53,455
Average Household Income $68,163
Per Capita Income $26,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.17%
Households 0.19% 0.18%
Families 0.06% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shelby County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 65th
Population Density1 # 35 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 40 58th
Median Household Income # 14 86th
Per Capita Income # 13 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.