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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 1,521,855 1,536,344 1,546,787 1,558,046 1,568,913  
  Shelby County 43,651 44,290 44,894 45,591 46,408  
 Shelbyville14,56214,78414,99815,24215,514 
 Simpsonville2,5782,6182,6582,7012,751 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Shelby County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,783 21.1 312,124 19.9  
  16-24 5,286 11.4 192,653 12.3  
  25-44 11,830 25.5 420,918 26.8  
  45-64 12,805 27.6 416,050 26.5  
  65-84 6,034 13.0 199,094 12.7  
  85 and older 670 1.4 28,074 1.8  
  Median Age 38.9   38.2    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Shelby County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 40,988 88.3 1,250,143 79.7  
  Black or African American 3,501 7.5 238,867 15.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 229 0.5 4,831 0.3  
  Asian 572 1.2 39,268 2.5  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 99 0.2 1,010 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 1,019 2.2 34,794 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 4,209 9.1 79,054 5.0  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Shelby County 49,988 54,637 59,415 64,209  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Shelby County $34,500 $39,613 14.8 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $28,388- $45,594 $33,644- $53,671    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Shelby County 15,888 2.67 $60,324  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.