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 Population43,38044,37944,37845,05244,991
Change Since 2000 9999981,6721,611
Pct. Change Since 2000 2.3%2.3%3.9%3.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration100
International Migration51
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-157
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,5095.6%
School Age (5 to 17)7,63116.9%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4807.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,81624.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,47827.7%
Older (65 plus)8,12518.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1530.3%
Asian Alone3780.8%
Black Alone6881.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone640.1%
White Alone43,12895.8%
Two or More Race Groups6281.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,70194.8%
Hispanic or Latino2,3385.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,818100.0%
  Family Households11,66165.4%
    Married with Children3,47219.5%
    Married without Children5,95533.4%
    Single Parents1,2757.2%
  Non-family Households6,15734.6%
    Living Alone4,95727.8%
Average Household Size2.53
Average Family Household Size3.86
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 Projections44,43644,44244,60044,95345,039
Change Since 2010 6164517603
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.0%0.4%1.2%1.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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