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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Shelbyville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 15,660. Shelbyville is in Shelby County. Living in Shelbyville offers residents a sparse 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
15,660

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    49.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    31
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,220.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    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
$54,002
National
$55,322

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Shelbyville is a very small town in shelby county. It is a town that doesnt have alot of activities to do. It doesn't have a lot of job opportunities or a lot of business around. The police aren't out a lot from what I see. I think in shelbyville for where it could be a better place is if we open up more buildings and sell property and have more events for the community to do. I think the schools should be more engaged and host events for students. I think if we have more opportunities it will attract more people.
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Safe small town, I'm glad I was raised here. Diverse population, long history, and good community. Education is average, and most people work in larger cities, such as Louisville.
It's a smaller town than you would think. It has a bunch of nice people and we host a fun Christmas get together, we have a tree lighting and everything. At one point we were voted for the most Hallmark-like town in America.