Shelby, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Shelby Census Designated Place had a population of 527 as of July 1, 2017. Shelby ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 41.1934 and longitude -87.3427 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Shelby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Shelby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631625) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shelby Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cedar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shelby, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 527
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 295
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 527
Population in Familes 449
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 409
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $72,389
Average Household Income $84,571
Per Capita Income $31,504


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $187,143
Average Home Value $198,596


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.42%
Households -0.25% -0.37%
Families 1.1% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Shelby, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 469 31st
Population Density # 596 13th
Diversity Index # 215 69th
Median Household Income # 43 94th
Per Capita Income # 78 89th

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