Shelburn, IN 47879 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 47879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shelburn, IN 47879

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sullivan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.181, Longitude -87.394
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 60
  • PO Box Addresses: 13
  • Residential Addresses: 1,313
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,313

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Shelburn, IN 47879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,188
Daytime Population: Workers 401
Daytime Population: Residents 1,859
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,187
Population in Familes 2,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 51
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,542
Average Household Income $52,371
Per Capita Income $20,264


Total Housing Units 1,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 952 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $77,644
Average Home Value $93,304


Total Households 1,233
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 880
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 0.27% 0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.03%
Families -0.03% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Shelburn, IN 47879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47879 to the other 785 ZIP Codes 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 # 391 50th
Population Density # 555 29th
Diversity Index # 598 24th
Median Household Income # 693 12th
Per Capita Income # 692 12th

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