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Shelby, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Shelby is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Shelby.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bolivar County at latitude 33.9509 and longitude -90.7679. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby (see map) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Bellevue, Bellevue Plantation.

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Shelby, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,218
Population in Households 2,193
Population in Familes 1,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 816
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 410 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $77,320
Average Home Value $100,610


Median Household Income $18,057
Average Household Income $32,506
Per Capita Income $11,764
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% -0.19%
Households 0.09% -0.07%
Families -0.25% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shelby, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 70th
Population Density1 # 93 75th
Diversity Index2 # 332 8th
Median Household Income # 351 3rd
Per Capita Income # 331 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.