Shelby, MS Profile: Facts & Data

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Shelby, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Shelby had a population of 2,094 as of July 1, 2018. Shelby ranks in 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.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,094
Population in Households 2,068
Population in Familes 1,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 767
Diversity Index3 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $19,007
Average Household Income $33,741
Per Capita Income $12,366

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $66,608
Average Home Value $82,438
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.75% -1.01%
Households -0.58% -0.81%
Families -0.85% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 117 68th
Population Density # 95 74th
Diversity Index # 331 9th
Median Household Income # 352 3rd
Per Capita Income # 344 6th

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