Shelton, Nebraska

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Shelton, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 7% Shelton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Shelton, Nebraska

Comparing Shelton 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 10
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 3 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 7 2
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Shelton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 108 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 68876
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.779
Longitude -98.73

Shelton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Station MINDEN
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Distance 40.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
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Shelton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,140 100%
Male 550 48.2%
Female 590 51.8%
Under 18 358 31.4%
18+ 782 68.6%
65+ 169 14.8%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.18
White 1,003 88%
African-American 9 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 116 10.2%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 190 16.7%

Estimated Shelton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,125
Growth -15
Growth % -1.3%

Shelton 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 42.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
Irish 8%
English 6.9%
US/American 5.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Italian 2%
Polish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Czech 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Danish 0.5%
Belgian 0.3%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shelton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sharon (68876)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shelton 1,140 $42,381
Alda 652 $39,219
Cairo 790 $43,854
Doniphan 763 $42,917
Gibbon 1,759 $42,688
Kenesaw 873 $45,500
Wood River 1,204 $44,453

Shelton Public Libraries

Shelton Township Library
Shelton, Nebraska
(308) 647-5182
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Shelton High Schools (2004)

Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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