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Overview

Introduction to Shelbyville, Indiana

Shelbyville, Indiana, in Shelby county, is 26 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Shelbyville History

Shelbyville was originally inhabited by the Delaware Native American tribe. It was first settled in in 1820. Francis Walker was one of the first settlers here. The first railroad of Shelbyville was built and put into operation on July 4, 1834. The area was incorporated on January 21, 1850. It was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, the governor of Kentucky.

Shelbyville and nearby Attractions

  • Grover Museum
  • Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area
  • New Albany - Floyd County Park
  • James Whitcomb Riley House
  • White River State Park

Things To Do In Shelbyville

Sunset Park, Kennedy Park, Blue River Park, Morrison Park, Sunrise Park, Clearwick Park, Pioneer Park, Sunset Park and Roger Shaw Memorial Park are all popular relaxation spots in and around Shelbyville. Shelbyville also includes several picnic areas and scenic trails. You can also plan a trip to the Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center. The Grover Museum and Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area are also worth visiting.

Shelbyville Transportation

Columbus Municipal Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Shelbyville Higher Education

The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College- Central Indiana are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,034
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+8,998
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$35,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,240
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,703

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,500
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$96,300

Ancestry

German24.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
Irish11%
English6.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.2%
African1.2%
Italian0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Serbian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Shelbyville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes46176
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.52
Approximate Longitude-85.77

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)

StationSHELBYVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationGREENFIELD
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationRUSHVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Franklin24,489$67,137
Hope2,400$58,819
Morristown1,228$56,625
New Palestine2,142$83,750
St. Paul1,139$50,741
Whiteland4,570$76,094

Shelbyville Public Libraries

Shelby County Public Library
57 WEST BROADWAY
Shelbyville, Indiana
(317) 398-7121

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Shelbyville Hospitals

Major Hospital
(Government - Local)
150 W Washington St
(317) 392-3211

Shelbyville Public Schools

Blue River Career Ctr
801 St Joseph St
ZIP: 46176
(317) 392-4191
High
Coulston Elementary School
121 Knightstown Rd
ZIP: 46176
(317) 398-3185
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Especially Kidz Health & Rehab Cnt
2325 S Miller St
ZIP: 46176
(317) 398-9731
Other
Total Enrollment 36
Shelbyville Middle School
1200 W Mckay Rd
ZIP: 46176
(317) 392-2551
Middle
Total Enrollment 926
Shelbyville Sr High Sch
2003 S Miller St
ZIP: 46176
(317) 398-9731
High
Total Enrollment 1134
Southwestern Elementary Sch
3406 W 600 S
ZIP: 46176
(317) 729-5320
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Southwestern High School
3406 W 600 S
ZIP: 46176
(317) 729-5122
High
Total Enrollment 317
Thomas A Hendricks Elem Sch
1111 St Joseph St
ZIP: 46176
(317) 398-7432
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
William F Loper Elem Sch
901 Loper Dr
ZIP: 46176
(317) 398-9725
Primary
Total Enrollment 668

Shelbyville Private Schools

Apostolic Christian School
1500 Miller Ave
ZIP: 46176
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
St Joseph School
127 E Broadway St
ZIP: 46176
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
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