Historic Shelby County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:25,448
Census 2000:25,224
Census 1990:22,034
Census 1980:23,084
Census 1970:19,672
Census 1960:20,479
Census 1950:23,479
Census 1940:29,235
Census 1930:28,627
Census 1920:27,464
Census 1910:26,423
Census 1900:20,452
Census 1890:14,365
Census 1880:9,523
Census 1870:5,732
Census 1860:5,362
Census 1850:4,239
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
4239 people in 1850 5362 people in 1860 5732 people in 1870 9523 people in 1880 14365 people in 1890 20452 people in 1900 26423 people in 1910 27464 people in 1920 28627 people in 1930 29235 people in 1940 23479 people in 1950 20479 people in 1960 19672 people in 1970 23084 people in 1980 22034 people in 1990 25224 people in 2000 25448 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer0.9   0.9
1990 - 2000:spacer14.5   14.5
1980 - 1990:spacer-4.5   -4.5
1970 - 1980:spacer17.3   17.3
1960 - 1970:spacer-3.9   -3.9
1950 - 1960:spacer-12.8   -12.8
1940 - 1950:spacer-19.7   -19.7
1930 - 1940:spacer2.1   2.1
1920 - 1930:spacer4.2   4.2
1910 - 1920:spacer3.9   3.9
1900 - 1910:spacer29.2   29.2
1890 - 1900:spacer42.4   42.4
1880 - 1890:spacer50.8   50.8
1870 - 1880:spacer66.1   66.1
1860 - 1870:spacer6.9   6.9
1850 - 1860:spacer26.5   26.5