Census Bureau: 1.4% of people in Shelbyville identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 19,034 citizens living in Shelbyville in 2017, 98.6% said they were only one race while 1.4% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Indiana Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in Shelbyville
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
17,072
89.7%
African American
395
2.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
52
0.3%
Asian
254
1.3%
Some Other Race
990
5.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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