Shelby, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Shelby had a population of 8,959 as of July 1, 2016. Shelby ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelby is located at latitude 40.8851 and longitude -82.6583 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelby (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Shelby (GNIS ID: 2395862) 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 City of Shelby is located within Township of Sharon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richland 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: Gambles Mills, Sharon, Shelby Junction.

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


Total Population 8,959
Population in Households 8,866
Population in Familes 7,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 3,823
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,485
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,391 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,433 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $90,549
Average Home Value $108,780


Median Household Income $42,760
Average Household Income $54,291
Per Capita Income $22,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.48%
Households -0.36% -0.31%
Families -0.16% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 197 84th
Population Density1 # 507 58th
Diversity Index2 # 927 23rd
Median Household Income # 817 33rd
Per Capita Income # 660 46th

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