Shelby, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Shelby had a population of 2,245 as of July 1, 2015. Shelby ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 33.9505 and longitude -90.7651 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Shelby (GNIS ID: 2405453) 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Bellevue, Bellevue Plantation.

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Shelby, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,245
Population in Households 2,220
Population in Familes 1,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 822
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 832
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 581
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $76,768
Average Home Value $109,102


Median Household Income $20,391
Average Household Income $31,360
Per Capita Income $11,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.22%
Households 0.44% 0.29%
Families 0.16% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 330 9th
Median Household Income # 339 7th
Per Capita Income # 334 8th

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