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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 food service (11.11%), sales jobs (10.80%), and office and administrative support (10.75%).

The percentage of adults in Shelbyville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.76% of the adults in Shelbyville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shelbyville in 2010 was $20,397, 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 $81,588 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 15.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelbyville include German, English, Italian, and European.

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