Latest Data (2014)
Population 20,276
Nationwide Rank 1765

Quick Facts

Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,765th largest city in the United States as of 2014.

Shelby, North Carolina is a city.

Shelby, North Carolina is currently 2.8% 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
2000-2014
1759 Johnston, Iowa 126.3%
1760 Northfield, Minnesota 18.0%
1761 Coralville, Iowa 33.7%
1762 Parma Heights, Ohio -6.0%
1763 Portsmouth, Ohio -2.5%
1764 Elko, Nevada 19.5%
1765 Shelby, North Carolina -2.7%
1766 Ferndale, Michigan -8.2%
1767 Cumberland, Maryland -6.5%
1768 Murphy, Texas 482.8%
1769 Ashland, Ohio -4.8%
1770 Sulphur, Louisiana -1.2%
1771 Golden, Colorado 17.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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