Shelbyville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,13415391
Median age34.838.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%41%43%
Speak English77%93%79%
Speak Spanish21%4%13%
Shelbyville, TN has a population of 20,916 and is the 2,071st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,134 per sq mi which is 641% higher than the Tennessee average and 1152% higher than the national average. The median age in Shelbyville is 35 which is approximately 10% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Shelbyville, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 77% speak English and 21% speak Spanish. 60% of Shelbyville residents were born in Tennessee, 26% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Shelbyville is 641% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Shelbyville is 10% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Shelbyville 71.69% of the population is White.
  • In Shelbyville 14.20% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shelbyville 0.23% of the population is Asian.

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Shelbyville population breakdown by race

Black or African American14.20%16.81%12.63%
American Indian1.24%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.05%2.03%3.06%
Other race8.58%1.38%4.75%
In Shelbyville, 21.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Shelbyville, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).