Shelbyville, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Shelbyville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Shelbyville had a population of 22,262 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Shelbyville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,262
Population in Households 21,861
Population in Familes 17,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density2 1,197
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $38,306
Average Household Income $49,973
Per Capita Income $18,263


Total Housing Units 8,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,241 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,674 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $107,616
Average Home Value $135,281


Total Households 7,914
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 5,265
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 1.1% 1.15%
Households 1.03% 1.13%
Families 0.97% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 47 89th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 264 38th
Per Capita Income # 379 11th

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