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Overview

Introduction to Shelby, Ohio

Shelby, Ohio, in Richland county, is 44 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 66 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. It's part of the surrounding Mansfield metro area.

Shelby History

The Shawnee, Wyandot, Delaware and Mohican tribes of Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. White settlers arrived in 1818, and among the early settlers was Revolutionary War veteran James Gamble, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Whitney, Stephen & Sarah Marvin and Mrs. Deborah Moyer. Gamble's Mill, a horse-powered grist mill, operated in the area, and the post office, which was named Gamble's Mill Post Office, was established in 1826. James Gamble planned the community in 1834 and named it "Shelby" in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and the first governor of Kentucky, Gen. Isaac Shelby. The village of Shelby was incorporated in 1853, and in 1921, it was reincorporated as a city.

Shelby and Nearby Attractions

  • Tiffin Glass Museum
  • Cooke House
  • Milan Historical Museum
  • Malabar Farm State Park
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Things To Do In Shelby

Shelby offers easy access to several museums and places of historical interest including the Tiffin Glass Museum, Milan Historical Museum, Edison B irthplace Museum, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Cooke House and Harding Home. Malabar Farm State Park offers facilities to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking and camping. African Safari Wildlife Park is another popular destination. Among other attractions near Shelby are the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Goodtimes Amusement Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Six Flags Wyandot Lake and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

Shelby Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Shelby Higher Education

North Central State College, Ohio State University - Mansfield and Ashland University are some of the colleges close to Shelby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,751
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+3,920
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,837
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,890
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.7%
Median Gross Rent$638
Median House Value$90,100

Ancestry

Irish14.8%
English14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Italian5.2%
Dutch3.6%
French Except Basque3.3%
German1.3%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Greek0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Shelby Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County
Standard Zip Codes44875
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-82.66

Shelby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMANSFIELD 5 W
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationBUCYRUS
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationASHLAND 2 SW
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crestline4,463$48,229
Mansfield46,902$44,530
New Washington940$60,625
Ontario6,117$63,354
Plymouth1,814$62,557
Tiro197$41,875

Shelby Public Libraries

Marvin Memorial Library
29 W. WHITNEY
Shelby, Ohio
(419) 347-5576

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Shelby Hospitals

Medcentral Health System Shelby Hospital
(Non-profit)
199 West Main Street
(419) 342-5015

Shelby Public Schools

Auburn Elementary School
109 Auburn Ave
ZIP: 44875
(419) 342-5456
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Dowds Elementary School
18 Seneca Dr
ZIP: 44875
(419) 342-4641
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Pioneer Career & Technology
27 Ryan Rd
ZIP: 44875
(419) 347-7744
Other
Shelby High School
1 Whippet Way
ZIP: 44875
(419) 342-5065
High
Total Enrollment 539
Shelby Middle School
109 W Smiley Ave
ZIP: 44875
(419) 347-5451
Middle
Total Enrollment 552

Shelby Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
5754 State Route 61 S
ZIP: 44875
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
St Mary's School
26 West St
ZIP: 44875
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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