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Overview

Introduction to Shelbyville, Tennessee

Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford county, is 24 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 49 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.

Shelbyville History

Shelbyville was named in honor of Governor Isaac Shelby, a war hero. It is considered to be the Pencil City, as it is historically significant for its wood case pencil manufacturing. The "Big Storm" in 1830, an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in 1833 and a flood in 1902 all led to the significant decrease of Shelbyville’s population.

Shelbyville and nearby Attractions

  • Big Springs Shopping Center
  • Old Stone Fort State Park
  • East Shelbyville Historic District
  • Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

Things To Do In Shelbyville

One can enjoy shopping at the Big Springs Shopping Center. The Henry Horton State Park, the Old Stone Fort State Park and the East Shelbyville Historic District offer recreational opportunities. Local churches include the First Christian Church, the Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church and the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is a popular event which takes place every August.

Shelbyville Transportation

Flights are available from Nashville International Airport.

Shelbyville Higher Education

Residents can attend Motlow State Community College, Columbia State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and David Lipscomb University.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,028
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+9,092
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,459
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,102

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,828
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.9%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$109,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.6%
Irish8.9%
English7.6%
German7.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2.3%
Scottish1.2%
African1%
Canadian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Somali0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Shelbyville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bedford County
Standard Zip Codes37160
P.O. Box Zip Codes37162
Company Zip Codes37161
Phone Area Codes931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.49
Approximate Longitude-86.44

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 WATER DEPT
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationLEWISBURG EXP STN
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationFAYETTEVILLE WATER PLANT
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bell Buckle430$80,000
Chapel Hill1,520$53,672
Normandy87$49,375
Petersburg722$45,000
Wartrace604$53,542

Shelbyville Public Libraries

Shelbyville-bedford County Public Library
220 S. JEFFERSON ST.
Shelbyville, Tennessee
(931) 684-7323

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Shelbyville Hospitals

Heritage Medical Center
(Government - Local)
2835 Us Hwy 231 N
(931) 685-5433
Bedford County Medical Center
(Government - Local)
845 Union Street
(931) 685-5433

Shelbyville Public Schools

Eakin Elementary
1100 Glenoaks Rd
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-7852
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
East Side Elementary
421 Elliott St
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-7112
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Harris Middle School
570 Eagle Bl
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-5195
Middle
Total Enrollment 986
Learning Way Elementary
200 Learning Way Dr
ZIP: 37160
(931) 685-1425
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Liberty Elementary
500 Snell Rd
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-7809
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Shelbyville Central High School
401 Eagle Bl
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-5672
High
Total Enrollment 1290
South Side Elementary
903 Cannon Bl
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-7545
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Thomas Magnet
515 Tate Avenue
ZIP: 37160
(931) 684-6818
Primary
Total Enrollment 410

Shelbyville Private Schools

Victory Baptist Academy
2000 N Main St
ZIP: 37160
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 85
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