Shelby County is located in central Indiana. The County Seat is Shelbyville and the largest city is Shelbyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.shelby.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 44,579 and the 2010 census population was 44,393. The land area is 411.15 square miles and there are 108.1 persons per square mile.
96.5% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 85.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $125,000, there are 17,171 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,459, the median household income is $51,440, and 12.9% of the persons in Shelby County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,706. Retail sales (in $1000) were $487,648, and sales per capita were $11,094. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.5%.
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