Shelby County, KY Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Shelby County?

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There are 91,083 residents in Shelby County, with a median age of 39.9. Of this, 49.22% are males and 50.78% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.91% of the resident pool in Shelby County, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.9%. Additionally, 4.19% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 79,024 people in Shelby County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 91,083 2.8%
Male Population 44,829 3.4%
Female Population 46,254 2.1%
Male population 49.22%
Female population 50.78%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.9 0.2%
Citizen US Born 83,715 2.0%
Citizen not US Born 3,551 4.1%
Not Citizen 3,817 21.5%
Citizen US Born 91.91%
Citizen not US Born 3.9%
Not Citizen 4.19%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 438 0.2%
Moved from Same County 5,974 -0.3%
Moved from Same State 2,753 -13.8%
Moved from Different State 1,967 16.8%
Same House as Last Year 79,024 3.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.49%
Moved from Same County 6.63%
Moved from Same State 3.05%
Moved from Different State 2.18%
Same House as Last Year 87.65%

What are the employment statistics in Shelby County?

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White-collar workers make up 76.5% of the working population in Shelby County, while blue-collar employees account for 23.5%. There are also 4,812 entrepreneurs in Shelby County (10.68% of the workforce); 31,708 workers employed in private companies (70.37%); and 5,052 people working in governmental institutions (11.21%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 34,468 5.3%
Blue Collar 10,588 -0.8%
White Collar 76.5%
Blue Collar 23.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,812 -0.4%
Private Companies 31,708 4.7%
Governmental Workers 5,052 1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 3,484 4.7%
Self Employees 10.68%
Private Companies 70.37%
Governmental Workers 11.21%
Not for Profit Companies 7.73%

How many households are there in Shelby County?

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There are a total of 33,466 households in Shelby County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 72.55% of these Shelby County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 27.45%. Additionally, 34.73% of households have children and 65.27% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 33,466 5.2%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 24,278 3.5%
Non-family Households 9,188 9.6%
Family Households 72.55%
Non-family Households 27.45%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 11,624 3.0%
Households without Children 21,842 6.3%
Households with Children 34.73%
Households without Children 65.27%

What are the median and average incomes in Shelby County?

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The average annual household income in Shelby County is $100,892, while the median household income sits at $74,167 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $83,968, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $97,679. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $34,427 and $49,444, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $100,892 6.4%
Median Household Income $74,167 -0.6%
People below Poverty Level 7,832 -1.9%
People above Poverty Level 80,998 3.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Shelby County?

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There are 35,951 housing units in Shelby County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1991. Of the 33,466 occupied housing units in Shelby County, 74.05% are owner-occupied, while 25.95% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.04% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $217,600. In general, housing costs reach $977 per month in Shelby County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 35,951 5.8%
Median Year Built 1991 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,608 10.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 881 9.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,259 -0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,828 8.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,713 -5.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,551 5.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 7,356 -0.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 9,403 1.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 5,305 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 47 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 33,466 5.2%
Owner Occupied 24,781 4.6%
Renter Occupied 8,685 6.8%
Owner Occupied 74.05%
Renter Occupied 25.95%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 17,357 5.8%
Without Mortgage 7,424 1.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $217,600 7.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $192,200 1.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $977 3.3%
With Mortgage 70.04%
Without Mortgage 29.96%

What is the level of education in Shelby County?

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Approximately 29.56% of the population in Shelby County holds a high school degree (that's 21,380 residents), while 23.78% have attained a college certificate (17,202 locals) and 22.92% have a bachelor's degree (16,580 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,169 -11.0%
Some High School 21,380 1.5%
Some College 17,202 0.0%
Associate Degree 5,251 11.9%
Bachelor's Degree 16,580 7.4%
Graduate Degree 9,754 9.3%
No High School 3%
Some High School 29.56%
Some College 23.78%
Associate Degree 7.26%
Bachelor's Degree 22.92%
Graduate Degree 13.48%

What is the marital status of Shelby County residents?

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A total of 18,582 people in Shelby County have never been married (which represents 24.76% of the total population), while 43,580 of them are wedded (58.07%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,510 (2.01%) and 7,916 (10.55%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 18,582 5.6%
Married 43,580 2.2%
Separated 1,510 -9.4%
Widowed 3,454 -3.2%
Divorced 7,916 6.8%
Never Married 24.76%
Married 58.07%
Separated 2.01%
Widowed 4.6%
Divorced 10.55%

What are the most common means of transportation in Shelby County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Shelby County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 38,249 residents commute by car, 419 prefer going to work by walking and 135 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 38,249 -0.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 135 -52.8%
Bicycle 22 37.5%
TaxiCab 50 72.4%
Walk 419 -10.8%

What is the median and average household income in Shelby County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
40003 1,971 699 $59,811.00 $77,177.00
40019 3,935 1,411 $43,029.00 $83,663.00
40022 876 291 $81,250.00 $119,213.00
40057 3,894 1,575 $52,229.00 $77,857.00
40065 30,682 11,420 $70,330.00 $86,941.00
40067 6,287 2,260 $93,942.00 $116,040.00
40068 2,665 964 $74,167.00 $114,442.00
40076 3,270 1,128 $80,208.00 $85,598.00
40245 37,503 13,718 $111,250.00 $147,097.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 40003 40019 40022 40057 40065 40067 40068 40076 40245