Shelbyville, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelbyville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Shelbyville had a population of 19,382 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelbyville: Shelby, Shelly.

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


Total Population 19,382
Daytime Population: Workers 15,691
Daytime Population: Residents 9,656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 18,927
Population in Familes 14,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 455
Population Density2 1,676
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $42,820
Average Household Income $59,891
Per Capita Income $24,276


Total Housing Units 8,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,367 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,373 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,003 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $109,057
Average Home Value $132,439


Total Households 7,740
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,861
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 0.14% 0.16%
Households 0.1% 0.15%
Families 0.04% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 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 # 47 93rd
Population Density # 218 68th
Diversity Index # 101 85th
Median Household Income # 500 27th
Per Capita Income # 315 54th

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