Latest Data (2015)
Population 20,189
Nationwide Rank 1781

Quick Facts

Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,781st largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Shelby, North Carolina is a city.

Shelby, North Carolina is currently 3.2% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Shelby, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Shelby, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
1775 Ashland, Ohio -4.3%
1776 Elko, Nevada 19.4%
1777 Elmwood Park, New Jersey 7.1%
1778 Nogales, Arizona -3.1%
1779 Parma Heights, Ohio -6.4%
1780 Mustang, Oklahoma 52.7%
1781 Shelby, North Carolina -3.1%
1782 Sulphur, Louisiana -1.3%
1783 Ferndale, Michigan -8.6%
1784 Lynn Haven, Florida 61.1%
1785 Lexington, South Carolina 88.7%
1786 Murrysville, Pennsylvania 6.9%
1787 Cumberland, Maryland -6.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 20,189 1,781
2014 20,276 1,765
2013 20,325 1,749
2012 20,270 1,736
2011 20,232 1,723
2010 20,323 1,699
2009 21,366 1,622
2008 21,340 1,618
2007 21,259 1,611
2006 21,210 1,602
2005 21,051 1,591
2004 21,150 1,568
2003 21,177 1,544
2002 20,884 1,551
2001 20,863 1,543
2000 20,851 1,524
1990 19,783 1,384