|Nickname(s): The 'ville|
|Motto: "Pride in Progress"|
|• Mayor||Tom DeBaun(D)|
|• Total||11.84 sq mi (30.67 km2)|
|• Land||11.56 sq mi (29.94 km2)|
|• Water||0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2) 2.36%|
|Elevation||764 ft (233 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||19,159|
|• Density||1,660.1/sq mi (641.0/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0443347|
Shelbyville is a city in Addison Township, Shelby County, Indiana, United States. The population was 19,191 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Shelby County. The current mayor is Democrat Tom DeBaun.
Shelbyville was incorporated January 21, 1850, by a special act of the Legislature, according to county histories.
The city charter received at that time was destroyed in the City Hall fire on January 1, 1928.
The 1901 coming-of-age historical fiction novel "The Bears of Blue River" by Indianapolis's Charles Major is set in pioneer-day Shelby County and according to Major's descriptions in the text occurred near the now-aptly named Bear Chase Golf Club.
Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 crashed on Sept. 9, 1969 near Fairland, IN. Nearly half of the 82 passengers killed were never identified and were buried in a mass grave in Shelbyville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.84 square miles (30.67 km2), of which, 11.56 square miles (29.94 km2) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) is water.
Annual precipitation: 40.14 inches Average temperature: 54.14 degrees
Shelbyville Central Schools consists of Shelbyville Senior High School, Shelbyville Middle School, Coulston Elementary, Loper Elementary, and Hendricks Elementary. The high school and middle school's mascot is Golden Bears. Coulston is the Comets, Hendricks is the Hurricanes and Loper is the Bulldogs.
St. Joseph Elementary School is a private school, associated with St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Shelbyville.
|Source: US Census Bureau|
As of the census of 2010, there were 19,191 people, 7,682 households, and 4,848 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,660.1 inhabitants per square mile (641.0 /km2). There were 8,658 housing units at an average density of 749.0 per square mile (289.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 1.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 3.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.
There were 7,682 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 35.9 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,951 people, 7,307 households, and 4,654 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,023.0 people per square mile (781.4/km²). There were 7,930 housing units at an average density of 893.7 per square mile (345.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.28% White, 1.58% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.
There were 7,307 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,824, and the median income for a family was $46,379. Males had a median income of $34,550 versus $24,331 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,670. About 6.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Sandy Allen, listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on August 13, 2008
- William Garrett, Indiana Mr. Basketball of 1947 and first African-American basketball player in the Big Ten Conference
- Thomas Hendricks, the 21st Vice President of the United States, under Grover Cleveland
- Charles Major, author
- Edna Parker, the oldest living person from August 13, 2007 until her death on November 26, 2008
- Mike Phipps NFL Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears 1970-81 and member of the College Football Hall of Fame
- James Pierce, son-in-law of Edgar Rice Burroughs and one of the first actors to play Tarzan on film
- Wilbur Shaw, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner
- James Buchanan Barnes, the former Winter Soldier and current Captain America.
- Rebecca Brown (Christian author), born on May 21, 1948.
Say It Isn't So
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- City of Shelbyville, Indiana website
- The Shelbyville News
- Shelby Central Schools
- Shelbyville Police Department