Shelbyville, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelbyville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Shelbyville had a population of 19,359 as of July 1, 2016. Shelbyville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelbyville is located at latitude 39.5386 and longitude -85.7704 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelbyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of Shelbyville (GNIS ID: 2395864) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Shelbyville is located within Township of Addison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelbyville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelbyville: Shelby, Shelly.

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


Total Population 19,359
Population in Households 18,905
Population in Familes 14,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 454
Population Density1 1,674
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 7,722
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,874
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,740 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,356 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,365 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $105,448
Average Home Value $129,231


Median Household Income $41,375
Average Household Income $56,763
Per Capita Income $23,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.12%
Households 0.08% 0.1%
Families 0.09% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Shelbyville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelbyville to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 46 93rd
Population Density1 # 219 68th
Diversity Index2 # 103 85th
Median Household Income # 506 26th
Per Capita Income # 333 51st

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