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Overview

Introduction to Shelbyville, Kentucky

Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby county, is 29 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 10,085.

Shelbyville History

Shelbyville was founded in the year 1792. The population gradually grew to more than 260 by 1800. The early economy of the city was largely depended upon agriculture. The courthouse was attacked on August 24, 1864 by the confederate soldiers, who were fought off by the residents. After the Civil War, agriculture became very profitable. In the late nineteenth century a public water system, electric facilities and several libraries were also set up. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1870.

Shelbyville and nearby Attractions

  • Old State Capitol
  • Governor's Mansion
  • Liberty Hall
  • Cathedral Gardens
  • Louisville Zoo

Things To Do In Shelbyville

Tourists to Shelbyville can visit Yew Dell Gardens and Cathedral Gardens. If you are interested in wild life, you may plan a trip to the Louisville Zoo. One can also enjoy the facilities offered by the Falls of the Ohio State Park, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and Taylorsville Lake State Park. One can also spend leisure at the Bluegrass Bowling Center.

Shelbyville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Louisville Internatiobnal Airport - Standiford Field.

Shelbyville Higher Education

University of Louisville, Sullivan University, and Bellarmine University offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 14,782
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,720
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,555
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,549
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,269

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,601
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $776
Median House Value $153,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shelbyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky
County Shelby
Standard Zip Codes 40065
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40066
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.211
Longitude -85.223

Shelbyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station BARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crestwood 4,705 $96,840
Eminence 2,515 $45,426
Pleasureville 883 $39,861
Simpsonville 2,618 $66,509
Smithfield 79 $31,667
Taylorsville 1,126 $27,140

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shelbyville Public Libraries

Library
Shelby County Library District
309 EIGHTH STREET
Shelbyville, Kentucky
(502) 633-3803
Library Web Site

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Shelbyville Hospitals

JEWISH HOSPITAL - SHELBYVILLE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
727 HOSPITAL DR
(502) 647-4300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Shelbyville High Schools

SHELBY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1701 FRANKFORT RD
502-633-2344
Serves 1,467 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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