The City of Shelby had a population of 20,631 as of July 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
|Population in Households||20,186|
|Population in Familes||15,741|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||445|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||10,146 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,555 (44.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,173 (41.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,418 (14.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$116,002|
|Average Home Value||$148,606|
|Median Household Income||$32,690|
|Average Household Income||$48,034|
|Per Capita Income||$20,781|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.24%|
|Per Capita Income||1.62%|
The table below compares Shelby to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 Density1||# 231||69th|
|Diversity Index2||# 237||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 577||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 424||43rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.