The City of Shelby had a population of 20,627 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
|Population in Households||20,168|
|Population in Familes||15,784|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||459|
|Median Household Income||$35,083|
|Average Household Income||$51,862|
|Per Capita Income||$22,316|
|Total Housing Units||10,141 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,367 (43.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,320 (42.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,454 (14.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$124,115|
|Average Home Value||$156,888|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.99%|
|Per Capita Income||1.51%|
The table below compares Shelby to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 45||94th|
|Population Density||# 230||69th|
|Diversity Index||# 231||69th|
|Median Household Income||# 583||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 432||42nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.