In 2018, Shelby, NC had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $36,192. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Shelby, NC declined from 20,058 to 20,053, a -0.0249% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,968 to $36,192, a 6.55% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelby, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37%), White (Hispanic) (3.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.728%). 0% of the households in Shelby, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Shelby, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Shelby, NC are Cleveland Community College (907 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Shelby, NC was $116,100, and the homeownership rate was 51.3%. Most people in Shelby, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelby, NC was 2 cars per household.