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Shelbyville, Missouri
Location of Shelbyville, Missouri
Location of Shelbyville, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°48′26″N 92°2′28″W / 39.80722°N 92.04111°W / 39.80722; -92.04111Coordinates: 39°48′26″N 92°2′28″W / 39.80722°N 92.04111°W / 39.80722; -92.04111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shelby
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.01 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
768 ft (234 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 552
 • Estimate 
(2019)
513
 • Density 661.08/sq mi (255.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63469
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-67196
GNIS feature ID 0726308

Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Missouri, United States. The population was 552 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shelby County.

History

Shelbyville was platted in 1836. Like the county in which it is located, Shelbyville was named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. A post office has been in operation at Shelbyville since 1836.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), of which, 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 359
1860 440 22.6%
1870 530 20.5%
1880 619 16.8%
1890 486 −21.5%
1900 777 59.9%
1910 685 −11.8%
1920 690 0.7%
1930 704 2.0%
1940 756 7.4%
1950 635 −16.0%
1960 657 3.5%
1970 601 −8.5%
1980 645 7.3%
1990 582 −9.8%
2000 682 17.2%
2010 552 −19.1%
2019 (est.) 513 −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 552 people, 240 households, and 151 families living in the city. The population density was 707.7 inhabitants per square mile (273.2/km2). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 357.7 per square mile (138.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 240 households, of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Notable people

  • Edward McKendree Bounds, attorney, author and prominent clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
  • Norm Stewart, former University of Missouri basketball coach.
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