For population 25 years and over in Shelby:
For population 15 years and over in Shelby town:
156 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amherst, NY (23.2 miles , pop. 116,510).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (30.5 miles , pop. 292,648).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (277.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Medina, NY (1.4 miles ), Ridgeway, NY (1.8 miles ), Middleport, NY (2.1 miles ), Alabama, NY (2.7 miles ), Royalton, NY (2.8 miles ), Hartland, NY (2.9 miles ), Lyndonville, NY (3.0 miles ), Gasport, NY (3.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.19 N, Longitude: 78.39 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 716
Unemployment in August 2012:
Work and jobs in Shelby: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Shelby, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shelby-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.1 miles away from the Shelby town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/23/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Shelby-area historical earthquake activity is above New York state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from Shelby center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from Shelby center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Orleans County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Balcomb Greene - Painter.
Hospitals/medical centers near Shelby:
Airports located in Shelby:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelby:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 12.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
193 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
171 people in nursing homes
Shelby compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Shelby (based on Orleans County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,343 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,701 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($177 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby:
Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby:
TV broadcast stations around Shelby:
Shelby, New York:
See more detailed statistics of Shelby fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $5,779,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,984
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,228
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 29,343