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Shelby County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Shelby County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1821
Seat Shelbyville
Largest City Shelbyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

412.76 sq mi (1,069 km²)
411.15 sq mi (1,065 km²)
1.61 sq mi (4 km²), 0.39%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

44,436
108/sq mi (41.58/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.shelby.in.us
Named for: Isaac Shelby
Indiana county number 73

Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 44,436. The county seat is Shelbyville.

History

Shelby County was organized in 1821. It was named for Gen. Isaac Shelby, who defeated the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War. Shelby then became the first Governor of Kentucky. During the War of 1812, he led the army of Kentucky into Canada, and defeated the British at the decisive Battle of the Thames in 1813.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 412.76 square miles (1,069.0 km2), of which 411.15 square miles (1,064.9 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 1.61 square miles (4.2 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Townships

  • Addison
  • Brandywine
  • Hanover
  • Hendricks
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Marion
  • Moral
  • Noble
  • Shelby
  • Sugar Creek
  • Union
  • Van Buren
  • Washington

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • I-65.svg Interstate 65
  • I-74.svg Interstate 74
  • US 52.svg U.S. Route 52
  • Indiana 9.svg Indiana State Road 9
  • Indiana 44.svg Indiana State Road 44
  • Indiana 244.svg Indiana State Road 244
  • Indiana 252.svg Indiana State Road 252

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Shelbyville, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Shelbyville have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −25 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.38 inches (60 mm) in January to 4.47 inches (114 mm) in May.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 6,295
1840 12,005 90.7%
1850 15,502 29.1%
1860 19,569 26.2%
1870 21,892 11.9%
1880 25,257 15.4%
1890 25,454 0.8%
1900 26,491 4.1%
1910 26,802 1.2%
1920 25,982 −3.1%
1930 26,552 2.2%
1940 25,953 −2.3%
1950 28,026 8.0%
1960 34,093 21.6%
1970 37,797 10.9%
1980 39,887 5.5%
1990 40,307 1.1%
2000 43,445 7.8%
2010 44,436 2.3%
Est. 2015 44,478 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 44,436 people, 17,302 households, and 12,221 families residing in the county. The population density was 108.1 inhabitants per square mile (41.7/km2). There were 19,080 housing units at an average density of 46.4 per square mile (17.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.4% white, 1.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.5% were German, 13.1% were American, 12.2% were Irish, and 9.0% were English.

Of the 17,302 households, 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families, and 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 39.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $60,824. Males had a median income of $46,325 versus $32,416 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,398. About 7.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


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