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Shelbyville, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Shelbyville had a population of 4,368 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shelbyville is located at latitude 39.4094 and longitude -88.7989 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelbyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Shelbyville (GNIS ID: 2395865) 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 Township of Shelbyville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelbyville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shelbyville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,368
Daytime Population: Workers 4,159
Daytime Population: Residents 2,346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 4,230
Population in Familes 3,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,451
Average Household Income $56,153
Per Capita Income $25,086


Total Housing Units 2,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,331 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 610 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $85,152
Average Home Value $102,235


Total Households 1,942
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,149
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -1.03%
Households -1.03% -1.07%
Families -1.01% -1.21%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Shelbyville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelbyville to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 365 73rd
Population Density # 674 51st
Diversity Index # 1003 27th
Median Household Income # 1105 19th
Per Capita Income # 845 38th

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