The City of Shelby had a population of 20,345 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 35.2879 and longitude -81.5411 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.
The City of Shelby (GNIS ID: 2405454) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Shelby is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
|Daytime Population: Workers||19,696|
|Daytime Population: Residents||11,967|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||31,663|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.56|
|Population in Households||19,885|
|Population in Familes||15,464|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||460|
|Median Household Income||$34,077|
|Average Household Income||$51,043|
|Per Capita Income||$21,959|
|Total Housing Units||10,090 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,414 (43.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,146 (41.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,530 (15.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$118,486|
|Average Home Value||$149,870|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.63%|
|Per Capita Income||3.09%|
The table below compares Shelby to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 46||94th|
|Population Density||# 236||68th|
|Diversity Index||# 232||69th|
|Median Household Income||# 572||23rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 400||46th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.