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Shelby is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Black or African American

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 20,270 45th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 21.1 36th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 964.3 108th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 85th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.5% 86th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 17.7% 35th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.5% 88th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.8% 81st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 54.7% 110th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 41.3% 20th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 93rd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 114th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 73rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 100th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.1% 122nd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 53.1% 104th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 53.7% 37th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.2% 115th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 9,919 39th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.1% 44th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 8,159 41st 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.9% 116th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $113,400 115th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 79th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $19,821 113th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $33,408 115th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.8% 21st 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Shelby Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,170 41st 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $576,008 36th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $27,095 38th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $66,480 37th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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