Shelby County KY Information


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  1. Shelby County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forShelby County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Shelby County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 47,273
Population in Households 45,441
Population in Familes 38,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,832
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $61,922
Average Household Income $83,594
Per Capita Income $30,983


Total Housing Units 18,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,402 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,692 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,251 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $212,334
Average Home Value $287,531


Total Households 17,094
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 12,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.42% 1.54%
Households 1.34% 1.53%
Families 1.17% 1.43%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


Shelby County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 21 83rd
Population Density # 22 83rd
Diversity Index # 6 96th
Median Household Income # 5 97th
Per Capita Income # 9 93rd

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