Shelby County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:24,008More data
Estimate 2021:23,962 
Census 2020:24,022More data
Census 2010:25,448More data
Census 2000:25,224More data
Population of the County Seat (Center)
Census 2020:5,221 
Census 2010:5,193 
Census 2000:5,678 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN SHELBY COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Center city:5,147More data
Huxley city:362More data
Joaquin city:730More data
Tenaha town:1,001More data
Timpson city:996More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:795.6More data
Water Area:39.0More data
Total Area:834.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:30.19More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:20.57More data
Percent Rural:79.43More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:77.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:60.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:17.1%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.1%More data
65 and Older:17.9%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:38.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$54,640More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,308,023,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$43,244More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:19.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,000More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$41,915 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,288 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$37,926 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$35,772 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.802200More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,593,006,441More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,464,540,860More data
Total Actual Levy:$11,748,547More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:61.364More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:87.658More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:234.456More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:383.478More data
City Streets:93.039More data
Certified County Roads:740.951More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:113.697More data
Off-System Subtotal:947.687More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,331.165More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:187.751More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:220.089More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:468.912More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:876.752More data
City Streets:186.078More data
Certified County Roads:1,481.902More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:227.394More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,895.374More data
County Total:2,772.126More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Shelby County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Shelby County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Shelby County»

Special Districts in Shelby County.
School Districts in Shelby County.
History of City Tax Rates in Shelby County.

Airports in Shelby County.
Hospitals in Shelby County.
Prisons in Shelby County.