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Shelby is a city in Shelby County. (The community straddles Shelby and Pottawattamie counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the county, which was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Isaac Shelby
The latitude of Shelby is 41.516N. The longitude is -95.45W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 677.
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38% of Shelby residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelby ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shelby was $14,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Shelby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shelby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $639.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelby political report.
The average commute time for Shelby workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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