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Shelby, Montana - Basic Facts

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The City of Shelby had a population of 3,330 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Shelby is located within Shelby Division of Toole 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Shelby Junction.

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Shelby, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,330
Daytime Population: Workers 1,545
Daytime Population: Residents 1,376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 2,656
Population in Familes 1,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $50,447
Average Household Income $62,902
Per Capita Income $24,472


Total Housing Units 1,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 740 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 490 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $161,261
Average Home Value $169,291


Total Households 1,229
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 694
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 -0.19% -0.55%
Households -0.18% -0.64%
Families -0.45% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 34 91st
Population Density # 119 68th
Diversity Index # 56 85th
Median Household Income # 142 61st
Per Capita Income # 248 32nd

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