Shelby, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Shelby had a population of 3,310 as of July 1, 2015. Shelby ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 48.5033 and longitude -111.8605 in Toole County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Toole County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,297 feet.

The City of Shelby (GNIS ID: 2411880) 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Shelby Junction.

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Shelby, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,310
Population in Households 2,636
Population in Familes 1,971
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density1 549
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 707
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 744 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $151,433
Average Home Value $174,966


Median Household Income $41,433
Average Household Income $60,936
Per Capita Income $24,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.49%
Households -0.14% -0.64%
Families -0.27% -0.75%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

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Shelby, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 33 91st
Population Density1 # 125 66th
Diversity Index2 # 53 86th
Median Household Income # 217 41st
Per Capita Income # 199 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.