|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Shelby is 21,947. Shelby, North Carolina is the 1,737th largest city in the US.
Shelby is located entirely in Cleveland County.
The current population of Shelby (21,947) is it's peak population.
Shelby has grown 5.2% since the 2000. Shelby, North Carolina's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Shelby has a population density of 964.3 people per square mile.
|1731||Klamath Falls, Oregon||22,062||12.8%|
|1734||Blue Island, Illinois||22,005||-6.2%|
|1735||Villa Park, Illinois||21,992||-1.5%|
|1736||East Ridge, Tennessee||21,961||6.9%|
|1737||Shelby, North Carolina||21,947||5.2%|
|1738||Golden Valley, Minnesota||21,942||7.8%|
|1743||Columbia Heights, Minnesota||21,835||17.8%|
The total voting age population of Shelby, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 15,455. The voting age population is 43.4% male and 56.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.1% of the residents of Shelby are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Shelby are 59.4% White, 37.3% Black, 1.6% Two or more races, 1.2% Other, 0.4% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Shelby, 25.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.0%. On a per-household basis, 20.6% of families are below the poverty line in Shelby.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.1% of Shelby residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.1% of Shelby residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.2% have a bachelor's degree and 9.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Shelby residents aged 5 and older, 4.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Shelby is 9.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Shelby, 12.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Shelby is $38,559.
In Shelby, 51.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 48.7% of housing units in Shelby.
Of all the housing units in Shelby, 6.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Shelby, 9.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 940 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Shelby is $707.
In Shelby, 61.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.