Shelton, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelton, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Shelton had a population of 1,212 as of July 1, 2017. Shelton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Shelton is located at latitude 40.7788 and longitude -98.7306 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shelton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,018 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Shelton are located in Buffalo County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hall County.

The Village of Shelton (GNIS ID: 2399798) 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 Shelton is located within Township of Shelton (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Buffalo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shelton, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,212
Daytime Population: Workers 243
Daytime Population: Residents 599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,212
Population in Familes 1,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,654
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $52,957
Average Household Income $58,179
Per Capita Income $21,664


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $109,593
Average Home Value $120,575


Total Households 448
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.88% 1.69%
Households 1.89% 1.68%
Families 1.75% 1.51%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Shelton, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 84th
Population Density # 78 87th
Diversity Index # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 243 58th
Per Capita Income # 554 5th

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