Shelby County, Missouri

Shelby County: County in Missouri, United States of America


Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,373 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 5,919 inhabitants. Its county seat is Shelbyville. The county was created 188 years ago in 1834.

Shelby County locator map
Location of Shelby County on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Shelby County

Population : 5,919 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County, Shelby County
Area : 1301 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Isaac Shelby
Capital : Shelbyville
Establishment : January 01, 1835
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:26:44 (22nd September 2023)
Density : 5 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.67% (2010-2020)
Weather : 78℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
Shelby County MO courthouse-20151003-007 image
Shelby County MO courthouse-20151003-007
Shelby County MO courthouse-20151003-007 image


Shelby County is located at 39°47'52"N 92°4'36"W (39.7977800, -92.0766200). It has 5 neighbors: Macon County, Marion County, Monroe County, Knox County and Lewis County.

Shelby County map

The largest city of Shelby County is Shelbina with a population of 1,582. Other cities include, Clarence population 752, Hunnewell population 172, Bethel population 112 and Enterprise population 74. See all Shelby County cities & populated places.

Shelby County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Shelby County.

City Name Population Title
Shelbina 1,582 City in Shelby County, Missouri
Clarence 752 City in Shelby County, Missouri
Shelbyville 512 Township in Shelby County, Illinois
Hunnewell 172 City in Shelby County, Missouri
Bethel 112 Human settlement in Shelby County, Missouri, United States of America
Enterprise 74 Unincorporated community in Missouri
Leonard 56 Village in Missouri, United States


Shelby County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. more

Shelby County has 5 neighbours.

  • Shelbyville


According to census records, the population of Shelby County decreased by 7.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,373 - census
2011 6,235 -2.21% estimation process
2012 6,216 -0.31% estimation process
2013 6,152 -1.04% estimation process
2014 6,092 -0.98% estimation process
2015 6,101 0.15% estimation process
2016 6,044 -0.94% estimation process
2017 5,995 -0.82% estimation process
2018 5,997 0.03% estimation process
2019 5,930 -1.13% estimation process
2020 5,919 -0.19% estimation process

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People born in Shelby County (2)

People born in Shelby County, including clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South Edward McKendree Bounds, politician Frank L. Pitts, .


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