Shelbyville, KY
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Shelbyville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 15,253 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Shelbyville is the 30th largest community in Kentucky.

Shelbyville real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Shelbyville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shelbyville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shelbyville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelbyville who work in sales jobs (11.32%), office and administrative support (10.95%), and food service (9.61%).

The education level of Shelbyville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.78% of adults 25 and older in Shelbyville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Shelbyville in 2010 was $19,865, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,460 for a family of four. However, Shelbyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shelbyville is a very 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. Shelbyville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelbyville include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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