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The City of Shelby had a population of 2,182 as of July 1, 2021. 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 33.9509 and longitude -90.7679 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby 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 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 Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Bellevue, Bellevue Plantation.

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Shelby, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,182 (100%)
Population in Households 2,161 (99.0%)
Population in Families 1,792 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 799
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $23,318
Average Household Income $43,850
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $16,090
Wealth Index5 32


Total HU (Housing Units) 888 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $82,031
Average Home Value $102,407
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 814
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 559
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.19% -0.78%
Households 0.01% -0.52%
Families -0.27% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%

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, 2021 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 # 113 69th
Population Density # 93 75th
Median Household Income # 340 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 68 19th
Per Capita Income # 290 20th
Diversity Index # 330 9th

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