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Shelby, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Shelby Census Designated Place had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.1953 and longitude -87.3478 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Shelby Census Designated Place 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.


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Shelby, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shelby, IN Housing Affordability Index is 185
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Shelby, IN Wealth Index is 114
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 522 (100%)
Population in Households 522 (100.0%)
Population in Families 444 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 406
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $69,057
Average Household Income $89,075
Per Capita Income $33,655
Wealth Index4 114

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $195,714
Housing Affordability Index3 185
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.35% -0.31%
Households -0.2% -0.28%
Families 0.79% -0.51%
Median Household Income   4.6%
Per Capita Income   4.46%

Shelby, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 594 13th
Diversity Index # 218 68th
Median Household Income # 106 85th
Per Capita Income # 86 87th

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