Shelby, Montana

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Population in 2017: 3,128 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 1,861  (59.5%)
Females: 1,267  (40.5%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59474.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,235 (it was $29,219 in 2000)
Shelby:

$47,235
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,859 (it was $15,071 in 2000)

Shelby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,659 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Shelby:

$150,659
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,472; detached houses: $163,175; mobile homes: $25,138

Median gross rent in 2017: $574.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shelby: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Shelby, MT (2017)
    • 2,71683.7%White alone
    • 2066.4%American Indian alone
    • 1534.7%Hispanic
    • 892.7%Asian alone
    • 652.0%Two or more races
    • 30.09%Black alone

Races in Shelby detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Shelby, Montana as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shelby is 460 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (7.5%), American (7.0%), Norwegian (7.0%), English (3.4%), Finnish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3286 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 991 people per square mile   (low).

Shelby, Montana map

107 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.3%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,358 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,437 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (74.3 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (480.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1036.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

South Toole, MT (2.7 miles ),
Kevin, MT (4.2 miles),
Valier, MT (4.8 miles ),
Cut Bank, MT (4.8 miles ),
Conrad, MT (4.8 miles ),
Little Browning, MT (4.9 miles ),
Santa Rita, MT (5.0 miles),
Sunburst, MT (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 48.51 N, Longitude: 111.86 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Shelby, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shelby, MT in 2017
Shelby satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Montana:

4.2%
Historical population in Shelby, MT
Historical housing units in Shelby, MT

Population change in the 1990s: +429 (+15.4%).
Most common industries in Shelby, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Shelby, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)

Average climate in Shelby, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shelby, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Shelby-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from Shelby center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 320.1 miles away from Shelby center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 270.5 miles away from Shelby center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from Shelby center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 500.8 miles away from Shelby center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 295.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Toole County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelby topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Shelby:

  • MARIAS MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 640 PARK DR)
  • MARIAS CARE CENTER (640 PARK DR)

Airports located in Shelby:

  • Shelby Airport (SBX) (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 100, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 7,050, Military Ops: 250)

Amtrak station:

SHELBY (198 1/2 ST. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelby:

  • The University of Montana (about 151 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 201 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • North Idaho College (about 236 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 245 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Spokane Community College (about 261 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 262 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 263 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Public high school in Shelby:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shelby:

  • SHELBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 101, Location: 901 VALLEY STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • CAM ROSE SCHOOL (Students: 23, Location: 253 UNION SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
  • SHELBY 7-8 (Location: 1001 VALLEY STREET, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Shelby

Library in Shelby:

  • TOOLE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $138,375; Location: 229 2ND AVE S; 22,932 books; 666 audio materials; 1,060 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shelby: Marias Fairground (A), Shelby (B), Peavey Company Elevator (C), Harvest States Cooperatives Elevator (D), Westermark Grain Corporation Elevator (E), Lake Shel-oole Campground (F), Horizon Trailer Park (G), Glacier RV Park (H), Moench Trailer Park (I), Montana Highway Patrol District VIII Shelby Detachment (J), Toole County Courthouse (K), Toole County Sheriff's Department (L), Marias Museum of History and Art (M), Toole County Library (N), Shelby Volunteer Fire Department (O), Toole County Ambulance (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby include: Community United Methodist Church (A), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Baptist Church (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Saint Williams Catholic Church (F), Shelby Four Square Church (G), Sunrise Assembly of God Church (H), Jehovah's Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Toole County Cemetery (1), Shelby Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Shel-oole (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Shelby include: Johnson Memorial Park (1), Mary Allison Blue Sky Park (2), Cleveland Park (3), Andy Anderson Park (4), Aronow Park (5), Shelby City Park (6), Roosevelt Park (7), Oily Boid Gets the Woim Historical Marker (8), Lake Shel-oole Baseball Complex (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Toole County - Marias Museum (1129 1st Street South), Northern Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 300 Main Street), Shelby Visitor Information Center (100 Montana Avenue).

Hotels: Totem Motel (730 Oilfield Avenue), Shelby Motel (701 Oilfield Avenue), Sherlock Motel Inc (133 5th Avenue South), Comfort Inn Shelby (455 McKinley), Comfort Inn of Shelby (50 Frontage Road), Crossroads Inn (Po Box 926), O'Haire Manor Motel of Shelby (204 2nd Street South), Glacier Motel (744 West Roosevelt Highway).

Courts: Toole County - Clerk of Court (Court House), Toole County - Court Reporter- District Judge (Court House), Toole County - Justice Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: John R. Horner - Paleontologist.

Toole County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shelby and their reported violations in the past:

DEVON WATER INC (Population served: 75, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2012), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2012), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2011), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2011), St Other (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-13-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2011)
  • 136 regular monitoring violations
  • 18 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.6%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Shelby in 2010:

  • 619 people in state prisons
  • 37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Shelby in 2000:

  • 325 people in state prisons
  • 78 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Shelby (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Shelby Mb Branch at 131 Main Street, branch established on 1969/08/08; Shelby Branch at 131 Main Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First State Bank of Shelby: The First State Bank Of Shelby at 320 Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2008/12/05: Bank assets: $131.5 mil, Deposits: $110.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Prairie Bancshares Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Shelby Branch at 301 Main Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Shelby:

Marital status in Shelby, MT
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Shelby:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Shelby
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelby, MT (based on Toole County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1566
Catholic6502
Evangelical Protestant4109
Other2821
None2,826-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Toole County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

13.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shelby:

13.2%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shelby:

35.2%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.5%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.9%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shelby, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$13,849$55,3967$4,291
Streets and Highways 3$8,581$34,3240$0
Water Supply 3$9,545$38,1800$0
Financial Administration 3$9,429$37,7160$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,516$39,0960$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,456$38,7362$1,796
Sewerage 1$4,851$58,2120$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,860$22,3201$489
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 1$2,345
Health 0$0 1$1,911
Totals for Government 18$61,087$40,72512$10,832

Shelby government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,298,000 ($414.96)
    Water Utilities: $654,000 ($209.08)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($44.12)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $726,000 ($232.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $722,000 ($230.82)
    Police Protection: $565,000 ($180.63)
    Sewerage: $519,000 ($165.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $459,000 ($146.74)
    Regular Highways: $358,000 ($114.45)
    Central Staff Services: $144,000 ($46.04)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($20.46)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($11.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($7.35)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($1.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $123,000 ($39.32)
    Benefit Payments: $14,000 ($4.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000 ($79.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $205,000 ($65.54)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($5.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,000 ($23.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $336,000 ($107.42)

Shelby government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $895,000 ($286.13)
    Sewerage: $544,000 ($173.91)
    Other: $87,000 ($27.81)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $5,000 ($1.60)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $534,000 ($170.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $157,000 ($50.19)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($7.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,086,000 ($347.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $762,000 ($243.61)
    Other: $162,000 ($51.79)
    Highways: $95,000 ($30.37)
  • Tax - Property: $595,000 ($190.22)
    Other License: $58,000 ($18.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($1.60)

Shelby government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,018,000 ($3522.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,475,000 ($3348.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $543,000 ($173.59)

Shelby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,289,000 ($731.78)

4.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

6.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cascade County, MT  1.60% ($45,710 average AGI)
Businesses in Shelby, MT
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Nike3UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby:

  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby:

  • K201CO (88.1 FM; SHELBY, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K212BC (90.3 FM; SHELBY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KZIN-FM (96.7 FM; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Shelby:

  • K08DQ (Channel 8; SHELBY, MT; Owner: SHELBY TV CLUB INC.)
  • K10EC (Channel 10; SHELBY, MT; Owner: SHELBY TV CLUB INC.)
  • K12DI (Channel 12; SHELBY, MT; Owner: SHELBY TV CLUB, INC.)
Shelby fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Shelby fatal accident list:

Aug 17, 2005 09:33 AM, Us-2, Marias Valley Road, Lat: 48.512170, Lon: -111.869570, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 28, 1997 05:00 PM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Aug 4, 1976 11:19 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 4, 1975 11:19 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • $2,544,000Total costs
  • 30,312Total average daily traffic
  • 2,962Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Shelby, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 81960-1969
  • 121970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shelby, MT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shelby)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Shelby, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shelby)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shelby)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 48 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Shelby, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.4%), and Structure Fires (16.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shelby, MT
    • 19165.4%Outside Fires
    • 4716.1%Structure Fires
    • 3813.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 165.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shelby, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelby, Montana:

  • Crossroads Inn, 1200 W US Hwy 2, Shelby, Montana 59474 , Phone: (406) 434-5134
  • Comfort Inn Of Shelby, 455 Mckinley Ave, Shelby, Montana 59474 , Phone: (406) 434-2212, Fax: (406) 434-2493
  • Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites, 1948 W Roosevelt Hwy, Shelby, Montana 59474 , Phone: (406) 424-4560, Fax: (406) 424-4561
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelby, Montana
Most common first names in Shelby, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3176.7 years
Mary2580.0 years
Robert2372.3 years
James2273.0 years
William1877.0 years
Harold1474.2 years
George1478.4 years
Donald1376.9 years
Charles1279.7 years
Margaret1181.2 years
Most common last names in Shelby, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1478.1 years
Nelson1174.9 years
Porter1076.0 years
Jones979.9 years
Robinson978.0 years
Anderson971.8 years
Martin977.5 years
Clark884.0 years
Smith879.5 years
Johnson872.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shelby, MT
  • 72.0%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 8.9%Wood
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shelby, MT
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 29.1%Utility gas
  • 3.0%No fuel used


Shelby compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 18 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Frank Middlemiss (1)
  • Samuel Ray Stewart (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.