Latest Data (2017)
Population 20,018
Nationwide Rank 1818

Quick Facts

Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,818th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Shelby, North Carolina is a city.

Shelby, North Carolina is currently 4.0% 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 In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1808 Secaucus, New Jersey 20,215 26.9%
1809 Dixon, California 20,202 25.2%
1810 Bryant, Arkansas 20,194 68.5%
1811 Warrensburg, Missouri 20,168 22.9%
1812 Tukwila, Washington 20,144 17.3%
1813 Albany, California 20,143 22.0%
1814 Nogales, Arizona 20,076 -3.9%
1815 Ferndale, Michigan 20,070 -9.0%
1816 West Chester, Pennsylvania 20,060 12.2%
1817 Parma Heights, Ohio 20,053 -7.3%
1818 Shelby, North Carolina 20,018 -3.9%
1819 Glassboro, New Jersey 20,011 4.9%
1820 Havelock, North Carolina 20,008 -10.9%
1821 Miamisburg, Ohio 19,985 2.1%
1822 Germantown, Wisconsin 19,982 9.0%
1823 Leland, North Carolina 19,976 384.5%
1824 Oregon, Ohio 19,973 3.4%
1825 Sand Springs, Oklahoma 19,909 13.3%
1826 Ozark, Missouri 19,905 93.9%
1827 Lake Zurich, Illinois 19,903 7.2%
1828 Payson, Utah 19,892 51.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%
1546 Kernersville 24,386 29.3%
1709 Carrboro 21,544 21.6%
1717 Clayton 21,405 149.0%
1741 Lumberton 21,040 -0.3%
1782 Kinston 20,509 -13.8%
1792 Clemmons 20,420 29.0%
1818 Shelby 20,018 -3.9%
1820 Havelock 20,008 -10.9%
1823 Leland 19,976 384.5%
1884 Boone 19,205 41.9%
1919 Lexington 18,775 -5.7%
1988 Lenoir 17,943 -1.0%
2007 Elizabeth City 17,756 2.9%
2114 Morganton 16,519 -5.1%
2159 Hope Mills 16,135 32.3%
2171 Pinehurst 16,028 63.4%
2179 Albemarle 15,977 -0.2%
2187 Knightdale 15,849 151.0%
2197 Harrisburg 15,728 234.9%
2206 Stallings 15,647 117.1%
2210 Mount Holly 15,635 61.5%
2259 Laurinburg 15,156 -5.0%
2262 Waxhaw 15,147 391.1%
2271 Eden 15,041 -5.1%
2274 Mebane 14,973 95.9%
2290 Henderson 14,852 -9.1%
2292 Graham 14,814 11.9%
2294 Roanoke Rapids 14,787 -12.9%
2370 Southern Pines 14,029 26.2%
2386 Hendersonville 13,954 21.9%
2393 Lewisville 13,913 18.6%
2401 Reidsville 13,857 -5.4%
2509 Newton 13,098 3.0%
2580 Davidson 12,684 74.7%
2593 Spring Lake 12,580 0.6%
2636 Smithfield 12,309 11.5%
2677 Belmont 12,046 35.3%
2771 Archdale 11,518 26.5%
2831 Summerfield 11,198 62.9%
2880 Tarboro 10,856 -3.2%
2890 Kings Mountain 10,791 4.8%
2892 Lincolnton 10,776 6.6%
2893 Weddington 10,773 59.0%
3018 Mount Airy 10,232 -5.9%
3020 Elon 10,227 50.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 20,018 1,818
2016 20,260 1,792
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