Shelby, Nebraska

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Shelby, Nebraska

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Shelby strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 11% Shelby Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Shelby, Nebraska

Comparing Shelby to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 5
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 4
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2

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Shelby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 68662
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.192
Longitude -97.425

Shelby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Station GENOA 2 W
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28 inches
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Shelby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 690 100%
Male 328 47.5%
Female 362 52.5%
Under 18 174 25.2%
18+ 516 74.8%
65+ 143 20.7%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.88
White 680 98.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.6%

Estimated Shelby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 648
Growth -42
Growth % -6.1%

Shelby Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.4%
Polish 10.6%
Irish 8.2%
Swedish 6.8%
English 4.8%
Czech 4.7%
US/American 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Norwegian 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Swiss 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Croatian 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
African 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shelby 690 $42,434
Bellwood 446 $39,286
Duncan 359 $42,031
Gresham 270 $36,563
Osceola 921 $46,354
Rising City 386 $38,750
Stromsburg 1,232 $45,250

Shelby Public Libraries

Shelby Public Library
Shelby, Nebraska
(402) 527-5181

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Shelby High Schools (2004)

Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Shelby Colleges

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