Shelbyville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelbyville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Shelbyville had a population of 21,572 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelbyville is located at latitude 35.4991 and longitude -86.4518 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelbyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Shelbyville (GNIS ID: 2405456) 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.

The City of Shelbyville is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bedford 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, 2016.

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Shelbyville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,572
Population in Households 21,171
Population in Familes 16,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density1 1,160
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 7,634
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 5,101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,954 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,681 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,016 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $96,812
Average Home Value $126,972


Median Household Income $35,884
Average Household Income $46,884
Per Capita Income $17,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.03%
Households 0.78% 0.94%
Families 0.77% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shelbyville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelbyville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 31 93rd
Population Density1 # 48 89th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 258 40th
Per Capita Income # 363 15th

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