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Shelbyville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Shelbyville had a population of 15,359 as of July 1, 2017. Shelbyville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelbyville is located at latitude 38.2072 and longitude -85.2285 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelbyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Shelbyville (GNIS ID: 2405455) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Shelbyville is located within Shelbyville Division 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.

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


Total Population 15,359
Daytime Population: Workers 5,585
Daytime Population: Residents 7,790
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 15,048
Population in Familes 12,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density2 1,872
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $45,771
Average Household Income $64,799
Per Capita Income $23,965


Total Housing Units 6,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,792 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,853 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $166,567
Average Home Value $221,053


Total Households 5,646
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,800
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 1.24% 1.29%
Households 1.05% 1.19%
Families 0.9% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Shelbyville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelbyville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 30 95th
Population Density # 124 77th
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 213 61st
Per Capita Income # 207 62nd

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