Shelby County, IN

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2022 Population
44,940
0.257% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.746% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
38.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,449
3.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,000
18.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelby County, IN had a population of 44.9k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $66,449. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelby County, IN grew from 44,825 to 44,940, a 0.257% increase and its median household income grew from $64,070 to $66,449, a 3.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.99%), Other (Hispanic) (1.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Shelby County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Shelby County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Shelby County, IN was $170,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Shelby County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelby County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelby County, IN is home to a population of 44.9k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.38% of Shelby County, IN residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

In 2022, there were 45.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41k people) in Shelby County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 896 White (Hispanic) and 815 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Shelby County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelby County, IN was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41k ± 76
  2. White (Hispanic)
    896 ± 296
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    815 ± 340
4.86%
Hispanic Population
2.19k people

In 2022, there were 45.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41k people) in Shelby County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 896 White (Hispanic) and 815 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.86% of the people in Shelby County, IN are hispanic (2.19k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shelby County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people
2.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people

As of 2022, 3.38% of Shelby County, IN residents (1.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelby County, IN was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    745 ± 162
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    706 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    320 ± 122

Shelby County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelby County, IN employs 22k people. The largest industries in Shelby County, IN are Manufacturing (5,064 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,816 people), and Retail Trade (2,031 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($76,450), Construction ($56,915), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,938).

Occupations

22k
2022 Value
± 1,079
−1.96%
1 Year decline
± 6.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, IN declined at a rate of −1.96%, from 22.5k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelby County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,355 people), and Management Occupations (2,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelby County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22k
2022 Value
± 1,079
−1.96%
1 Year decline
± 6.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, IN declined at a rate of −1.96%, from 22.5k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelby County, IN, are Manufacturing (5,064 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,816 people), and Retail Trade (2,031 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelby County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Shelby County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,139
Median earning men ± $2,641
$32,852
Median earning women ± $2,289

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,118), Public Administration ($60,515), and Construction ($57,394).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,875), Wholesale Trade ($46,364), and Manufacturing ($42,781).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 352
    Manufacturing
  2. 280
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 223
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shelby County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 72.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelby County, IN was $170,000 in 2022, which is 0.603 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,300 to $170,000, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelby County, IN is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelby County, IN have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelby County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shelby County, IN is $66,449. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shelby County, IN was Census Tract 7103 with a value of $81,818, followed by Census Tract 7102 and Census Tract 7108, with respective values of $80,754 and $78,309.

Property

$170,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,328
$13,097
Median Property Taxes
±$793

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelby County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shelby County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Shelby County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7103
  2. Census Tract 7102
  3. Census Tract 7108

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelby County, IN was Census Tract 7103 with a value of $81,818, followed by Census Tract 7102 and Census Tract 7108, with respective values of $80,754 and $78,309.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Shelby County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,449
Median Household Income
± $3,018
18k
Number of Households
± 933

In 2022, the median household income of the 18k households in Shelby County, IN grew to $66,449 from the previous year's value of $64,070.

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelby County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.71%)
  3. Carpooled (7.56%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Shelby County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.71%) and those who carpooled to work (7.56%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelby County, IN have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Shelby County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shelby County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelby County, IN (5.7k out of 44k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shelby County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Shelby County, IN has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, IN see 2796 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.95% decrease from the previous year (2973 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2639 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 955 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,796 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shelby County, IN

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, IN see an average of 2,796 patients per year. This represents a 5.95% decrease from the previous year (2,973 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Shelby County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.92%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelby County, IN grew by 3.98% from 5.69% to 5.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.1 in Shelby County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.3% in Shelby County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.05% in Shelby County, IN.

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