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Overview

Introduction to Shelbyville, Kentucky

Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby county, is 29 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,039
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+6,838
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,785
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,960

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,000
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$780
Median House Value$154,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.7%
Irish13.1%
German11.9%
English8.4%
Italian2.6%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish0.7%
Polish0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Shelbyville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes40065
P.O. Box Zip Codes40066
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.21
Approximate Longitude-85.23

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 1 E
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crestwood4,768$104,917
Eminence2,515$47,257
Pleasureville908$50,000
Simpsonville2,657$66,920
Smithfield90$35,000
Taylorsville1,337$41,875

Shelbyville Public Libraries

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

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Shelbyville Hospitals

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
(Non-profit)
727 Hospital Drive
(502) 647-4300

Shelbyville Public Schools

Shelby County East Middle School
600 Rocket Lane
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-1478
Middle
Total Enrollment 713
Southside Elementary
728 Ginkgo Dr
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-4460
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Shelby County West Middle School
100 Warriors Way
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-4869
Middle
Total Enrollment 873
Shelby County Headstart
1155 W Main St
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-2375
Primary
Total Enrollment 62
Wright Elementary
500 Rocket Lane
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-5222
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Providence Elementary
279 Chapel Hill Rd
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-3452
Martha Layne Collins High School
801 Discovery Blvd
ZIP: 40065
(502) 647-1160
High
Total Enrollment 1014
Painted Stone Elementary
150 Warriors Way
ZIP: 40065
(502) 647-4505
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Northside Early Childhood Center
150 Warriors Way
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-5123
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Shelby County Area Technology Center
230 Rocket Lane
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-6554
Clear Creek Elementary
279 Chapel Hill Rd
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-3452
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Shelby County High School
1701 Frankfort Rd
ZIP: 40065
(502) 633-2344
High
Total Enrollment 1026
Shelby County Diploma Recovery
1701 Frankfort Rd
ZIP: 40066
(502) 633-2375
Shelby County Summer School
1155 West Main Street
ZIP: 40066
(502) 633-2375
Other

Shelbyville Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
3850 Frankfort Rd
ZIP: 40065
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 162
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