Shelby, Nebraska

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Population in 2019: 701 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 330  (47.2%)
Females: 371  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 68662.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,613 (it was $36,071 in 2000)
Shelby:

$75,613
NE:

$63,229

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,760 (it was $15,900 in 2000)

Shelby village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,196 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Shelby:

$104,196
NE:

$172,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $144,938; detached houses: $146,780; townhouses or other attached units: $104,305; mobile homes: $60,727

Median gross rent in 2019: $614.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shelby: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.1%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shelby, NE (2019)
    • 54371.5%White alone
    • 20026.4%Hispanic
    • 182.4%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Shelby, Nebraska as of December 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shelby is 359 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (31.4%), American (5.2%), Polish (4.4%), English (3.7%), European (3.5%), Czech (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1637 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,289 people per square mile   (low).

Shelby, Nebraska map

91 residents are foreign born (12.0% Latin America).

This village:

12.0%
Nebraska:

7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,635 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,206 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (47.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (506.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Osceola, NE (2.5 miles ),
Rising City, NE (2.6 miles ),
Surprise, NE (3.0 miles),
Stromsburg, NE (3.2 miles ),
Gresham, NE (3.4 miles ),
Garrison, NE (3.7 miles),
Duncan, NE (3.7 miles ),
Bellwood, NE (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.19 N, Longitude: 97.43 W

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Shelby, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shelby, NE in 2019
Shelby satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $165,100
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $184,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $168,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Shelby, NE residents
Average permit cost in Shelby, NE
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.8%
Nebraska:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in Shelby, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.4%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Rail transportation (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Shelby, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Shelby, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shelby-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Shelby village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 356% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 331.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 393.3 miles away from Shelby center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 231.9 miles away from Shelby center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelby topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelby:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 46 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 48 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 50 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Central Community College (about 54 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Northeast Community College (about 60 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 74 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Wayne State College (about 76 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public high school in Shelby:

  • SHELBY - RISING CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 650 N WALNUT, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Shelby:

  • SHELBY - RISING CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 650 N WALNUT, Grades: PK-5)

Library in Shelby:

  • SHELBY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,355; Location: 255 N. WALNUT; 7,432 books; 485 audio materials; 1,473 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shelby: Farmers Co-op Business Association Elevator (A), Shelby (B), Shelby Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C), Shelby Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby include: United Methodist Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Graceland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John R. Dunning - Physicist.

Polk 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:

SHELBY, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 690, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-08-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

66.6%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Shelby (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Shelby Branch at 215 North Walnut, branch established on 1999/09/27. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Shelby:

Marital status in Shelby, NE
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Shelby:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Nebraska average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shelby
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelby, NE (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,5267
Catholic8063
Evangelical Protestant7198
None2,355-
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
This county:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Polk County:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

9.6%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.3%
Nebraska:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shelby:

41.6%
Nebraska:

45.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Nebraska:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shelby:

24.3%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shelby:

10.9%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shelby:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Shelby:

51.6%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Shelby:

74.4%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shelby, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,579$46,3163$1,973
Sewerage 1$4,245$50,9400$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,973
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,014
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$25
Totals for Government 4$15,823$47,46912$4,985

Shelby government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($57.06)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $96,000 ($136.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $89,000 ($126.96)
    Water Utilities: $83,000 ($118.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($106.99)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($105.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000 ($101.28)
    Financial Administration: $57,000 ($81.31)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($41.37)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($34.24)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($31.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($25.68)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($15.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($31.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($15.69)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($5.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $305,000 ($435.09)

Shelby government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($79.89)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($52.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($22.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($19.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($64.19)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($14.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($176.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $87,000 ($124.11)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($38.52)
  • Tax - Property: $158,000 ($225.39)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.43)

Shelby government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $589,000 ($840.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $550,000 ($784.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($179.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000 ($125.53)

Shelby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $512,000 ($730.39)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby:

  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KZKX (96.9 FM; SEWARD, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Shelby:

  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K57HV (Channel 57; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS, A CA LIMITED P/SHIP)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K53GH (Channel 53; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K40FH (Channel 46; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K28EN (Channel 28; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K28FS (Channel 28; FREMONT & OMAHA, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K47FK (Channel 39; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K49FP (Channel 49; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)

Shelby fatal accident list:

Feb 10, 1978 05:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • 4,680Total average daily traffic
  • 512Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,658Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Shelby)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2 Mi W 4 3/4 Mi N (Lat: 41.261694 Lon: -97.465056), Call Sign: KNBA340, Licensee ID: L00054332,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Registrant: Gary L Glatter, Rfd 1 Box 35, Shelby, NE 68662
  • Jct 69 & 81 3 1/2 Blks E On N Side (Lat: 41.192250 Lon: -97.420333), Call Sign: WYJ832, Licensee ID: L00071969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2014, Registrant: Dickson, R:peterson, R:peterson Jr, S, Box 275, Shelby, NE 68662
  • SHELBY-RISING SCHOOL, 650 N Walnut Street (Lat: 41.198222 Lon: -97.424306), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRCG678,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2018, Expiration Date: 09/26/2028, Certifier: Chip Kay, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0GMO, Licensee ID: L01466675, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 02/13/2029, Certifier: Duane D Jones, Registrant: Duane D Jones, 13554 T Road, Shelby, NE 68662

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 23 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shelby, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.1%), and Structure Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shelby, NE
    • 7456.1%Outside Fires
    • 3728.0%Structure Fires
    • 1712.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shelby, NE
Most common first names in Shelby, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1480.8 years
John1277.0 years
William1176.6 years
Robert874.6 years
Mary887.6 years
Frank779.0 years
Edward783.0 years
Marie680.3 years
Albert676.5 years
Margaret688.7 years
Most common last names in Shelby, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Scow1283.4 years
Smith1179.8 years
Alt1077.6 years
Lux981.4 years
Brigham987.0 years
Krumbach883.9 years
Augustin879.4 years
Abbott774.2 years
Bernt778.9 years
Thelen770.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shelby, NE
  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 44.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shelby, NE
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 46.7%Electricity


Shelby compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
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