Latest Data (2013)
Population 20,325
Nationwide Rank 1749

Quick Facts

Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,749th largest city in the United States as of 2013.

Shelby, North Carolina is a city.

Shelby, North Carolina is currently 2.5% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Shelby, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Shelby, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2013
1743 Marina, California 7.6%
1744 Trussville, Alabama 42.4%
1745 Mountain Brook, Alabama -2.0%
1746 Gardner, Massachusetts -2.3%
1747 Ashland, Ohio -4.2%
1748 Hammond, Louisiana 15.0%
1749 Shelby, North Carolina -2.5%
1750 Converse, Texas 75.0%
1751 Easley, South Carolina 12.0%
1752 Arvin, California 56.1%
1753 Palisades Park, New Jersey 18.2%
1754 Ferndale, Michigan -8.2%
1755 Murrysville, Pennsylvania 7.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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