Shelbyville, IN
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Shelbyville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 19,133 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Shelbyville is the 45th largest community in Indiana.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shelbyville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.70% of the Shelbyville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shelbyville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelbyville who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (7.85%), and management occupations (6.02%).

As is often the case in a small city, Shelbyville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Shelbyville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.05% of adults in Shelbyville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shelbyville in 2010 was $21,240, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,960 for a family of four. However, Shelbyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shelbyville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shelbyville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shelbyville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shelbyville include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Shelbyville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.