Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Shelby County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population40,30743,38044,37944,34344,871
Change Since 1990 3,0734,0724,0364,564
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.6%10.1%10.0%11.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration51
International Migration37
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,6255.9%
School Age (5 to 17)7,48116.7%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4297.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,70423.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,66128.3%
Older (65 plus)7,82917.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1530.3%
Asian Alone3710.8%
Black Alone6361.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone610.1%
White Alone42,92695.9%
Two or More Race Groups5821.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,78295.6%
Hispanic or Latino1,9474.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,823100.0%
  Family Households11,94567.0%
    Married with Children3,41219.1%
    Married without Children5,92633.2%
    Single Parents1,4998.4%
  Non-family Households5,87833.0%
    Living Alone4,72026.5%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.75
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200043,3803,0737.6%
April 201044,3799992.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections44,43644,87945,18345,36745,326
Change Since 2010 443747931890
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.0%1.7%2.1%2.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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