Shelby, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelby, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Shelby had a population of 8,917 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelby: Gambles Mills, Sharon, Shelby Junction.

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Shelby, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,917
Population in Households 8,821
Population in Familes 7,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 1,405
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,705
Average Household Income $56,667
Per Capita Income $23,837


Total Housing Units 4,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,386 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,398 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 579 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $93,613
Average Home Value $113,265


Total Households 3,784
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,452
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 -0.53% -0.38%
Households -0.4% -0.27%
Families -0.28% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

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, 2018 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 # 198 84th
Population Density # 517 58th
Diversity Index # 925 23rd
Median Household Income # 896 26th
Per Capita Income # 759 38th

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