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Shelby County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 45,221 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 33,337 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,148
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,790
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,805
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,383 (it was 3,299 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 384 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 118 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shelby County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (15.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Shelby County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Males: 21,793  (48.2%)
Females: 23,428  (51.8%)
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Shelby County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shelby County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,283 ($45,534 in 1999)

This county:

$64,283
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $663 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $808)
This county:

$663
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $190,120 (it was $122,600 in 2000)
Shelby:

$190,120
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,915 - $313,243

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $255,306
Here:

$255,306
State:

$185,270

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,536
Here:

$145,536
State:

$180,051

In 2-unit structures: $217,983
Here:

$217,983
State:

$185,308

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,371
Here:

$235,371
State:

$194,195

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $87,660
Here:

$87,660
State:

$156,371

Mobile homes: $99,692
Here:

$99,692
State:

$53,080
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,282
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $413

Institutionalized population: 1,294

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 276
  • Auto thefts: 41

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 106
  • Thefts: 194
  • Auto thefts: 43
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 316 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 307 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2002: 393 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2003: 401 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2004: 457 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2005: 479 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2006: 319 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2007: 235 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2008: 152 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2009: 106 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2010: 105 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2011: 73 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2012: 132 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2013: 149 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2014: 191 buildings, average cost: $208,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,885 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,377 (0.7%)

Shelby County household income distribution in 2009 Shelby County home values distribution Shelby County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.6%
Shelby County:

12.6%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 38.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.6 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 39.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 35.8 years old, American Indian residents: 51.6 years old, Asian residents: 27.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 23.5 years old)

Area name: Louisville, KY-IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shelby County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $785 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shelbyville, Harrisonville, Christianburg, Simpsonville, Pleasureville.

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Fremont County, Colorado , Greeley County, Kansas , Hamilton County, Kansas , Hodgeman County, Kansas , Rush County, Kansas , Waynesboro city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 820
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,006 (17.4% naturalized citizens)

Shelby County:

6.6%
Whole state:

3.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 825
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,314
  • 1990 to 1999: 553
  • 1980 to 1989: 118
  • 1970 to 1979: 108
  • Before 1970: 49
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.6%

Shelby County marital status for males Shelby County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,496
  • One, attached: 441
  • Two: 428
  • 3 or 4: 1,072
  • 5 to 9: 498
  • 10 to 19: 256
  • 20 to 49: 191
  • 50 or more: 62
  • Mobile homes: 745

Housing units in Shelby County with a mortgage: 7,204 (168 second mortgage, 976 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,811

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shelby County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,88048
Mainline Protestant3,29214
Catholic2,3501
Other5982
Black Protestant1981
None18,756-
Shelby County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Shelby County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Shelby County:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

9.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

30.9%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.3%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Shelby County:

Average size of farms: 130 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,311
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $292.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.94%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,687
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,231
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.75%
Corn for grain: 9668 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5108 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26119 harvested acres
Vegetables: 440 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 37 acres

Earthquake activity:

Shelby County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from Shelby County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 150.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from Shelby County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1925: July 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1925, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1802: October 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1802, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1746: February 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 1746, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Record Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1578: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1578, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1537: August 06, 2004, FEMA Id: 1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1454: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Guatemala (19%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • South Africa (2%)
  • England (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shelby County (%):

  • American (29%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Shelby County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,626 (77.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,213 (12.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 112 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 126 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 432 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 995 (5.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Shelby County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 659 people in state prisons
  • 358 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Shelby County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 719 people in state prisons
  • 390 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 323 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 252 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,317.

7.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.10% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($28,449 average AGI)
2.06% relocated from other states ($13,146 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.06%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, KY  2.14% ($46,602 average AGI)
from Henry County, KY  0.51% ($22,325)
from Franklin County, KY  0.45% ($30,044)
from Fayette County, KY  0.30% ($45,304)
from Oldham County, KY  0.30% ($53,600)
from Spencer County, KY  0.29% ($29,864)
from Anderson County, KY  0.12% ($23,111)


7.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.00% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($26,912 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($12,404 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.03%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, KY  2.19% ($39,442 average AGI)
to Henry County, KY  0.54% ($29,695)
to Franklin County, KY  0.39% ($28,746)
to Fayette County, KY  0.30% ($32,667)
to Spencer County, KY  0.27% ($39,450)
to Anderson County, KY  0.19% ($38,286)
to Oldham County, KY  0.17% ($62,269)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Shelby County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Shelby County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shelby County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,266 (4,329 aged, 937 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,159 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Shelby County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (457)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (392)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (352)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (350)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (298)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (198)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (116)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (106)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (86)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (81)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,571
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,739

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 696
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,221
  • In family households: 38,120 (6,487 male householders, 5,217 female householders)
    8,927 spouses, 13,354 children (12,126 natural, 351 adopted, 876 stepchildren), 913 grandchildren, 485 brothers or sisters, 372 parents, 960 other relatives, 1,340 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,230 (1,837 male householders (1,472 living alone)), 2,488 female householders (2,164 living alone)), 891 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,784

Size of family households: 5,303 2-persons, 2,354 3-persons, 2,395 4-persons, 1,029 5-persons, 400 6-persons, 254 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,641 1-person, 589 2-persons, 102 3-persons.

6,979 married couples with children.
2,690 single-parent households (706 men, 1,984 women).

90.5% of residents of Shelby speak English at home.
7.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,252,000 ($3,500 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,437,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,954,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,920,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,424,000
Federal grants: $34,143,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,063,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,749,000 ($397,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,040,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,588,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,658
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,476
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +711
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,037
Here:

+79 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shelby County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.16 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 285
  • 2010 to 2013: 407
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,431
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,476
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,075
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,019
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,353
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,128
  • 1940 to 1949: 561
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,497
Note: State values scaled to Shelby population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 438
  • 5 rooms: 1,678
  • 6 rooms: 2,869
  • 7 rooms: 1,883
  • 8 rooms: 1,502
  • 9+ rooms: 2,537
  • 1 room: 79
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 759
  • 4 rooms: 1,351
  • 5 rooms: 1,395
  • 6 rooms: 685
  • 7 rooms: 464
  • 8 rooms: 194
  • 9+ rooms: 87
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 237
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,009
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,225
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,684
  • 5+ bedrooms: 901
  • no bedroom: 78
  • 1 bedroom: 736
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,970
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,757
  • 4 bedrooms: 512
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 1,832
  • 2 vehicles: 4,946
  • 3 vehicles: 2,785
  • 4 vehicles: 939
  • 5+ vehicles: 450
  • no vehicle: 332
  • 1 vehicle: 2,657
  • 2 vehicles: 1,619
  • 3 vehicles: 377
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

84% of Shelby County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Kentucky.

Shelby County:

83.8%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,406
  • Other state: 10,502
  • Northeast: 1,568
  • Midwest: 4,435
  • South: 3,108
  • West: 1,392

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shelby County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.6%)
  • Utility gas (36.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (55.2%)
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 551
Here:

11.5%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 450
Here:

14.9%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 308
Here:

19.3%
Kentucky:

17.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Shelby County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $387,000
    Health - Other: $369,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,554,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,598,000
    Health - Other: $1,485,000
    Regular Highways: $1,301,000
    Police Protection: $1,117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $940,000
    Central Staff Services: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $651,000
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $252,000
    Local Fire Protection: $248,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $133,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $108,000
    Sewerage: $82,000
    Water Utilities: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $64,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,681,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $208,000
    Health - Other: $178,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
    General - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,564,000

Shelby County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,994,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $548,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $183,000
    Highways: $54,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,606,000
    Interest Earnings: $261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,629,000
    Highways: $1,046,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,963,000
    Property: $2,931,000
    NEC: $421,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $150,000

Shelby County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,135,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,002,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,497,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,200,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000

Shelby County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,176,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,938,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,497,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 742
  • Number of aged recipients: 67
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 675
  • Number of recipients under 18: 169
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 420
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 153
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 308
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 315
Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED209$141,397258$155,2131,023$175,00548$47,3135$362,400129$125,73617$78,353
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$121,85711$145,36461$160,27910$43,2000$01$44,0001$43,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$145,58335$139,286437$195,65932$63,4060$025$130,64014$88,571
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$143,55621$158,143221$182,2625$138,8000$08$142,7502$102,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$165,5004$91,50053$178,6792$56,0000$02$70,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$196,52434$181,029
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$153,28613$217,692
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$179,2009$190,222
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$06$192,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$104,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Shelby County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James26273.0 years
William25474.9 years
Mary24478.3 years
John19877.6 years
Charles15274.1 years
Robert12174.3 years
George9574.8 years
Anna7378.4 years
Elizabeth7279.3 years
Margaret7077.3 years
Most common last names in Shelby County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9775.9 years
Jones7674.9 years
Roberts6778.1 years
Brown6775.3 years
Wilson6579.8 years
Davis6377.2 years
Clark5475.7 years
Stivers5175.9 years
Moore5176.7 years
Johnson5173.4 years
Businesses in Shelby County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC2
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Big O Tires1Nike1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack1
Curves1Ramada1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Subway5
Decora Cabinetry2T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx5U-Haul3
Ford1UPS6
GameStop1Waffle House2
Goodwill1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1Wendy's2
Holiday Inn1White Castle1