Shelbyville, KY Profile: Facts & Data

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Shelbyville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Shelbyville had a population of 16,469 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.212 and longitude -85.2236 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelbyville 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.


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Shelbyville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shelbyville, KY Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
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

Shelbyville, KY Wealth Index is 69
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
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 16,469
Population in Households 16,162
Population in Familes 12,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density 1,944
Diversity Index1 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,587
Average Household Income $68,826
Per Capita Income $25,040
Wealth Index3 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,971 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,070 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $184,832
Housing Affordability Index2 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,041
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,065
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 1.74% 1.45%
Households 1.56% 1.37%
Families 1.44% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

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, 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 # 28 95th
Population Density # 117 79th
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 210 61st
Per Capita Income # 214 61st

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