Shelby County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Shelbyville and the largest city is Shelbyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.shelbycountykentucky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 44,875 and the 2010 census population was 42,074. The land area is 379.64 square miles and there are 110.8 persons per square mile.
88.7% of the population is White, 7.8% is Black or African American, 9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 85% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $165,000, there are 15,469 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,039, the median household income is $57,298, and 12.4% of the persons in Shelby County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,314. Retail sales (in $1000) were $498,709, and sales per capita were $12,279. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24%.
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