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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Shelbyville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 15,318. Shelbyville is in Shelby County. Living in Shelbyville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Shelbyville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shelbyville are above average.
About Shelbyville...
Population
15,318

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Shelbyville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    114.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    374.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,345.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Shelbyville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,703
National
$55,322
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I've lived here from 2014 to 2018 and the life here is alright. Schools are decent, mainly with sports. The food options are nice, but a lot of overweight citizens. The entertainment is small but nice with a movie cinema and theatre shows at both high schools and local theatre. Living here is nice if you know people here, if not then it's mostly boring.
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Awesome small town. Loved growing up there and still love visiting. Nice community and located in between Louisville and Lexington so its close to big cities, without big city traffic or prices.
Shelbyville is centrally located between 2 big cities, Louisville and Lexington, and 30 miles from the capital city, Frankfort, yet it still has a small hometown feeling to it. Free street concerts on certain Saturdays during the summer, horse shows, car shows and a great 2 times a week farmers market.