Shelby County IA Information


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  1. Shelby County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forShelby County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Iowa Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Shelby County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,929
Population in Households 11,724
Population in Familes 9,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $52,327
Average Household Income $67,267
Per Capita Income $28,613


Total Housing Units 5,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,036 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,006 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $127,372
Average Home Value $168,496


Total Households 5,042
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,302
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.24% -0.35%
Households -0.1% -0.2%
Families -0.26% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.75%


Shelby County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa 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 # 64 36th
Population Density # 71 28th
Diversity Index # 65 37th
Median Household Income # 52 48th
Per Capita Income # 46 55th

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