Shelby, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Shelby had a population of 624 as of July 1, 2016. Shelby ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 41.1942 and longitude -97.4263 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shelby (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,640 feet.

The Village of Shelby (GNIS ID: 2399796) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Shelby is located within South Canada Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Arcade.

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Shelby, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 624
Population in Households 624
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,110
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $177,660


Median Household Income $56,799
Average Household Income $74,287
Per Capita Income $29,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.13% -1.35%
Households -1.98% -1.2%
Families -0.76% -1.23%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shelby, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 172 71st
Population Density1 # 196 66th
Diversity Index2 # 79 87th
Median Household Income # 128 78th
Per Capita Income # 144 75th

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