Shellman is located at (31.758473, -84.612731).
There were 407 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 27.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,950, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $27,875 versus $18,462 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,267. About 30.1% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 29.5% of those age 65 or over.
Current NFL defensive player, Thomas Davis, grew up in Shellman as did former NBA athlete Donnell Harvey. Gertrude Baines, one of the oldest people currently living, was born in Shellman though she currently lives in Los Angeles. Carrie Bell Thomas was born in shellman who still alive to tell the story of her time as a slave she lives in Brevard county in Florida.