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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Shelbyville is a town in Indiana with a population of 18,898. Shelbyville is in Shelby County. Living in Shelbyville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shelbyville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Shelbyville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelbyville are above average.
About Shelbyville...
Population
18,898

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,079.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    351.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,322.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    277.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Shelbyville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,373
National
$55,322
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Shelbyville Reviews

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Shelbyville, Indiana is relatively safe, despite the occasional drug bust or the very rare violence, and generally walking around town or driving through will not terrify anyone. It is a pretty inexpensive town to live in compared to others in the state and in the United States - Indiana has low costs of living. The academic environments are improving with the integration of technology into the curriculum and the increasing number of available courses. The nightlife is particularly poor; the only available nightlife in the town consists of crummy bars. Mostly white Christians live in this area. Currently minimum wage employers are increasing their starting rate because they need employees so badly.
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I like how there's always fun activities or events to go to especially during the holidays because they really go out of their way to make it entertaining. What I would like to see changing is the diversity, there's not many people here who had different cultures, and when there is the Americans here tend to judge and not be very respectful, so I hope that in the near future people in this town will get along and realize that we are all humans and that we should learn how to love others rather than spreading unnecessary hate.
Shelbyville is a nice town, but I feel as if it has an abundance of wasted space. There are many locations in Shelby County that could be transformed into purposeful locations that give back to the community.