What is the current population of Shelby?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Shelby is 20,026. Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,847th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Shelby?

The peak population of Shelby was in 2000, when its population was 20,851. In 2000, Shelby was the 1,524th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,847th largest city in the US. Shelby is currently 4.0% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Shelby shrinking?

Shelby has shrunk 3.9% since the year 2000. Shelby, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Shelby, North Carolina Border Map

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 20,026 1,847
2018 20,038 1,832
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1837 Snellville, Georgia 20,077 16.5%
1838 Sulphur, Louisiana 20,065 -1.9%
1839 Harrison, New Jersey 20,061 39.0%
1840 South St. Paul, Minnesota 20,060 -0.5%
1841 Oregon, Ohio 20,055 3.9%
1842 Pittsburg, Kansas 20,050 4.1%
1843 Kinston, North Carolina 20,041 -15.8%
1844 Middleton, Wisconsin 20,034 26.7%
1845 Ferndale, Michigan 20,033 -9.2%
1846 West Chester, Pennsylvania 20,029 12.0%
1847 Shelby, North Carolina 20,026 -3.9%
1848 Forest Park, Georgia 20,020 -6.6%
1849 La CaƱada Flintridge, California 20,009
1850 Rocky River, Ohio 19,986 -3.4%
1851 Elmwood Park, New Jersey 19,966 5.5%
1852 El Reno, Oklahoma 19,965 23.2%
1853 Saco, Maine 19,964 17.8%
1854 West St. Paul, Minnesota 19,961 2.2%
1855 Seymour, Indiana 19,959 9.7%
1856 Orinda, California 19,926 12.9%
1857 Helena, Alabama 19,925 83.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1000 Mooresville 39,132 100.7%
1030 Holly Springs 37,812 273.5%
1097 Monroe 35,540 29.7%
1135 Goldsboro 34,186 -14.8%
1146 Salisbury 33,988 11.1%
1176 Matthews 33,138 43.5%
1227 Garner 31,407 66.7%
1266 Fuquay-Varina 30,324 269.8%
1270 Cornelius 30,257 113.5%
1279 Sanford 30,085 28.2%
1283 New Bern 29,994 28.8%
1326 Morrisville 28,846 418.0%
1377 Mint Hill 27,617 59.8%
1378 Statesville 27,528 16.9%
1434 Thomasville 26,649 8.7%
1472 Asheboro 25,940 16.8%
1527 Clayton 24,887 189.5%
1547 Kernersville 24,660 30.8%
1624 Leland 23,544 471.0%
1760 Carrboro 21,190 19.6%
1779 Clemmons 20,867 31.8%
1800 Lumberton 20,484 -3.0%
1843 Kinston 20,041 -15.8%
1847 Shelby 20,026 -3.9%
1864 Havelock 19,854 -11.6%
1873 Boone 19,667 45.3%
1921 Lexington 18,933 -4.9%
2006 Lenoir 17,913 -1.2%
2013 Knightdale 17,843 182.6%
2019 Elizabeth City 17,751 2.9%
2082 Waxhaw 17,147 455.9%
2129 Pinehurst 16,620 69.4%
2136 Morganton 16,577 -4.8%
2137 Harrisburg 16,576 252.9%
2168 Mebane 16,262 112.8%
2169 Mount Holly 16,257 67.9%
2172 Albemarle 16,246 1.3%
2182 Stallings 16,145 124.0%
2223 Hope Mills 15,849 30.0%
2239 Graham 15,646 18.2%
2295 Laurinburg 15,002 -6.0%
2303 Henderson 14,911 -8.7%
2309 Eden 14,886 -6.0%
2328 Southern Pines 14,657 31.9%
2359 Roanoke Rapids 14,320 -15.7%
2365 Lewisville 14,228 21.3%
2380 Hendersonville 14,157 23.7%
2409 Reidsville 13,987 -4.5%
2522 Newton 13,177 3.6%
2547 Davidson 13,054 79.8%
2556 Smithfield 12,985 17.6%
2617 Belmont 12,558 41.1%
2674 Elon 12,232 79.4%
2716 Spring Lake 12,005 -3.9%
2791 Archdale 11,513 26.5%
2822 Summerfield 11,376 65.4%
2841 Lincolnton 11,200 10.8%
2844 Weddington 11,182 65.0%
2886 Kings Mountain 10,982 6.7%
2936 Tarboro 10,715 -4.5%
3041 Mount Airy 10,208 -6.1%
3057 Waynesville 10,141 5.8%

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