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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.

People

Total Population 19,250
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 8,805
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,725
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,414
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,957

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,253
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $708
Median House Value $93,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 12%

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

Shelbyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 26 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Shelby
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46176
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.521
Longitude -85.776

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 SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station GREENFIELD
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station RUSHVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 24,090 $59,659
Hope 2,306 $52,344
Morristown 1,264 $55,588
New Palestine 2,169 $75,563
St. Paul 1,112 $46,406

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

Shelbyville Public Libraries

Library
Shelbyville-shelby County Pl
57 WEST BROADWAY
Shelbyville, Indiana
(317) 398-7121
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Shelbyville Hospitals

MAJOR HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
150 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
(317) 392-3211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Shelbyville High Schools

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SHELBYVILLE SR HIGH SCH
2003 S MILLER ST
317-398-9731
Serves 1,107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

SOUTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
3406 W 600 S
317-729-5122
Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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