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People

Total Population 1,154
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 625
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,587
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $521
Median House Value $92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station CLAY CENTER
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Alda 607 $54,375
Cairo 888 $68,523
Doniphan 1,020 $62,222
Gibbon 1,904 $50,917
Kenesaw 1,014 $69,702

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shelton Public Libraries

Library
Shelton Township Library
313 C STREET
Shelton, Nebraska
(308) 647-5182
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Shelton High Schools

SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL
308-647-5459
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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