Shelby, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 20,018 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 
Males: 9,042  (45.2%)
Females: 10,976  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28150.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,593 (it was $29,345 in 2000)
Shelby:

$31,593
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,853 (it was $18,708 in 2000)

Shelby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,118 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Shelby:

$119,118
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $673.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shelby: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 61.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shelby, NC (2017)
    • 10,82052.8%White alone
    • 8,19340.0%Black alone
    • 1,0385.1%Hispanic
    • 2071.0%Two or more races
    • 1640.8%Asian alone
    • 170.08%Other race alone
    • 70.03%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 172 registered sex offenders living in Shelby, North Carolina as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shelby is 120 to 1.


Crime rates in Shelby by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(23.1)
5
(23.1)
2
(9.3)
3
(13.9)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(19.6)
1
(4.9)
4
(19.7)
2
(9.9)
5
(24.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(46.2)
14
(64.6)
20
(93.3)
8
(37.2)
11
(51.3)
9
(43.7)
14
(68.6)
10
(49.4)
4
(19.7)
12
(59.2)
6
(29.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
69
(319.0)
67
(308.9)
69
(321.9)
41
(190.6)
47
(219.3)
36
(174.9)
36
(176.5)
33
(162.9)
32
(157.4)
41
(202.3)
30
(148.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
114
(527.1)
94
(433.4)
86
(401.2)
89
(413.7)
86
(401.3)
63
(306.1)
102
(500.0)
81
(399.8)
106
(521.4)
121
(597.0)
82
(406.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
465
(2,150)
373
(1,720)
324
(1,511)
339
(1,576)
337
(1,573)
295
(1,433)
304
(1,490)
193
(952.6)
217
(1,067)
221
(1,090)
203
(1,007)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,086
(5,021)
855
(3,942)
815
(3,802)
717
(3,333)
654
(3,052)
516
(2,507)
546
(2,676)
454
(2,241)
466
(2,292)
516
(2,546)
475
(2,355)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(457.7)
91
(419.6)
51
(237.9)
22
(102.3)
42
(196.0)
36
(174.9)
37
(181.4)
31
(153.0)
33
(162.3)
27
(133.2)
50
(247.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(74.0)
5
(23.1)
9
(42.0)
6
(27.9)
7
(32.7)
8
(38.9)
2
(9.8)
3
(14.8)
1
(4.9)
7
(34.5)
6
(29.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)672.3588.8547.0449.3444.3363.3472.9346.7386.0436.0383.8

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City-data.com crime index in Shelby, NC

Crime rate in Shelby detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 88 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.75
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Shelby, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (26.8%), English (4.8%), German (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Irish (1.7%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 853 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,104 people per square mile   (low).

Shelby, North Carolina map

710 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

3.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,338 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,315 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (20.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (40.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (478.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Light Oak, NC (1.9 miles ),
Patterson Springs, NC (2.0 miles ),
Earl, NC (2.5 miles ),
Kingstown, NC (2.6 miles ),
Lattimore, NC (2.6 miles ),
Boiling Springs, NC (2.8 miles ),
Waco, NC (2.8 miles ),
Lawndale, NC (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.29 N, Longitude: 81.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,995 (+49.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,087 (53.7%)

Area code: 704

Distribution of median household income in Shelby, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shelby, NC in 2017
Shelby satellite photo by USGS

Shelby tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $259,900
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $159,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Shelby, NC residents
Average permit cost in Shelby, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Shelby, NC
Historical housing units in Shelby, NC
Most common industries in Shelby, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Shelby, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Shelby, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shelby, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.86
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Shelby-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Shelby city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 140.9 miles away from Shelby center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from Shelby center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cleveland County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelby topographic map

Hospitals in Shelby:

  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 201 E GROVER ST)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CLEVELAND COUNTY (951 WENDOVER HEIGHTS DR)
  • VOCA-YOUNG GROUP HOME (211 YOUNG STREET)

Nursing Homes in Shelby:

  • CLEVELAND PINES NURSING CENTER (1404 N LAFAYETTE ST)
  • PEAK RESOURCES - SHELBY (1101 NORTH MORGAN STREET BOX 2287)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - SHELBY (401 N MORGAN ST BOX 790)

Dialysis Facilities in Shelby:

  • DCI SHELBY INC (1016 N LAFAYETTE STREET)
  • DCI SOUTH SHELBY (1530 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC, INC (108 CREEKSIDE DR)

Home Health Centers in Shelby:

  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (425 CHERRYVILLE ROAD SUITE A)
  • HEALTHY AT HOME - CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYST (105 T R HARRIS DR)

Airports located in Shelby:

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College/University in Shelby:

  • Cleveland Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,541; Location: 137 S Post Rd; Public; Website: www.clevelandcc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Shelby:

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 8 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,241)
  • Limestone College (about 18 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Gaston College (about 20 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 22 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 32 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 32 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)

Public high schools in Shelby:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Shelby:

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Library in Shelby:

  • CLEVELAND COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $974,308; Location: 104 HOWIE DRIVE; 122,878 books; 659 e-books; 4,950 audio materials; 3,528 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shelby: Cleveland Country Club (A), Shelby Farmers Market (B), River Hills Plaza (C), North Lake Country Club (D), Shelby Waterworks (E), Cleveland County Technical Institute (F), Royster Memorial Golf Course (G), Life Enrichment Center (H), Post 42 Amvets Club (I), Kings Mountain Baptist Association (J), Elks Club (K), Masonic Lodge (L), North Carolina State Highway Department (M), Cleveland County Historical Museum (N), Cleveland County Courthouse (O), Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home (P), Cleveland County Memorial Library (Q), Shelby Community Center (R), Cleveland County Health Department (S), Grover Street Fire Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sky City Shopping Center (1), Shelby Plaza Shopping Center (2), Huxley Village Shopping Center (3), Hickory Creek Shopping Center (4), Cleveland Mall (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby include: Elizabeth Church (A), LaFayette Street Church (B), Shelby Presbyterian Church (C), Zoar Baptist Church (D), Sharon United Methodist Church (E), Putnam Memorial Baptist Church (F), Davidson Memorial Church (G), Mount Sinai Church (H), Bethel Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Side Cemetery (1), Webb Memorial Lawns (2), Sharon Cemetery (3), Elizabeth Cemetery (4), Royster Memorial Park (5), Sunset Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: North Club Lake (A), Beams Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Brushy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Shelby include: George Blanton Memorial Stadium (1), Jefferson Park (2), Ezra Bridge Park (3), Holly Oak Park (4), Junior Women Club Park (5), Plaster Park (6), Moose Park (7), Optimist Park (8), Hickory Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Two Bees Flowers And Herbs (Botanical Gardens; 640 Mcbrayer Homestead Rd) (1), Challenger 3 Amusement Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 180 North) (2), Amf Shelby Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1320 East Dixon Boulevard) (3), Challenger Three Golf Course (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 180 North) (4), Highway 18 Family Arcade (1820 South Lafayette Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Affordable Suites of America (920 Grove Street) (1), Econo Lodge Shelby (825 West Dixon Boulevard) (2), Hampton Inn Shelby (2012 East Marion Street) (3), Governor's Inn Restaurant (825 West Dixon Boulevard) (4), Americinn Regional Office (344 Hunting Ridge Lane) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Cleveland County - County Automated Directory Services- Courts Clerk of C (100 Justice Place) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Kay Hagan - Politician, David Thompson (basketball) - Basketball player, Thomas Dixon, Jr. - Novelist, Brandon Spikes - College football player, Earl Scruggs - Bluegrass musician, Keith E. Haynes - Politician, Bobby Bell - Football player, Cliff Washburn - Football player, Clyde R. Hoey - Politician, Duane Ross - Athletics competitor.

Cleveland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shelby that have no violations reported:

  • DUNCANS CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRACE COVENANT CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OWL`S EYE VINEYARD & WINERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Shelby in 2010:

  • 191 people in state prisons
  • 124 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 75 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Shelby in 2000:

  • 420 people in nursing homes
  • 139 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Shelby (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Shelby: 1238 E Dixon Blvd Branch, The First National Bank Of Shelby, Highland Branch, South Branch, North Branch, South Cleveland Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Shelby Branch at 316 South Lafayette Street, branch established on 1991/04/05; Boiling Springs Branch at 128 North Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • HomeTrust Bank: 224 East Warren Street Branch at 224 East Warren Street, branch established on 1905/01/01; Cleveland Mall Branch at 2007 East Dixon Boulevard, branch established on 1998/02/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Market Place Branch at 1774 East Dixon Boulevard, branch established on 1977/09/15; Shelby Main Branch at 400 South Lafayette Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Shelby Wal-Mart Branch at 705 East Dixon Blvd., branch established on 2005/04/01. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cleveland Federal Branch at 131 North Lafayette Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Fidelity Bank: Shelby Branch at 331 South Lafayette Street, branch established on 1968/12/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Alliance Bank & Trust Company: Shelby Branch at 412 S. Dekalb St., branch established on 2004/09/08. Info updated 2008/10/07: Bank assets: $225.4 mil, Deposits: $186.8 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ab&T Financial Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Cleveland Mall Branch at 2009 E Dixon Boulevard, branch established on 2002/03/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Shelby:

Marital status in Shelby, NC
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Shelby:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

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, NC (based on Cleveland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,997162
Mainline Protestant9,41148
Black Protestant5,29122
Catholic9912
Other9603
None37,627-
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: 18
Here:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cleveland County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
This county:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Cleveland County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Shelby:

51.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shelby:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Shelby:

56.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Shelby:

79.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shelby, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 76$253,263$39,9894$4,652
Firefighters 52$133,163$30,7309$8,454
Other and Unallocable 42$138,811$39,66010$8,230
Parks and Recreation 21$56,422$32,24121$10,917
Financial Administration 20$71,530$42,9180$0
Solid Waste Management 16$37,497$28,1230$0
Sewerage 16$30,827$23,1200$0
Water Supply 14$40,524$34,7350$0
Police - Other 13$33,157$30,6068$7,998
Gas Supply 12$45,355$45,3550$0
Streets and Highways 12$30,019$30,0190$0
Other Government Administration 10$54,347$65,2167$3,211
Electric Power 8$32,975$49,4630$0
Fire - Other 4$22,504$67,5120$0
Airports 1$4,026$48,3122$281
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 317$984,420$37,26561$43,743

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $245,000 ($12.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $172,000 ($8.59)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $19,801,000 ($989.16)
    Gas Utilities: $10,077,000 ($503.40)
    Police Protection: $6,413,000 ($320.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,840,000 ($291.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,430,000 ($221.30)
    Sewerage: $3,032,000 ($151.46)
    Liquor Stores: $2,986,000 ($149.17)
    Water Utilities: $2,800,000 ($139.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,636,000 ($131.68)
    Regular Highways: $1,758,000 ($87.82)
    General - Other: $1,657,000 ($82.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,502,000 ($75.03)
    Financial Administration: $418,000 ($20.88)
    Parking Facilities: $414,000 ($20.68)
    Air Transportation: $414,000 ($20.68)
    Central Staff Services: $390,000 ($19.48)
    Transit Utilities: $356,000 ($17.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($0.60)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.45)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($5.35)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000 ($4.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $294,000 ($14.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $15,000 ($0.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $409,000 ($20.43)
    Police Protection: $234,000 ($11.69)
    Air Transportation: $54,000 ($2.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $777,000 ($38.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $414,000 ($20.68)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,213,000 ($260.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $989,000 ($49.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $272,000 ($13.59)
    Air Transportation: $245,000 ($12.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $153,000 ($7.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $455,000 ($22.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $315,000 ($15.74)
    General Local Government Support: $125,000 ($6.24)
    Other: $12,000 ($0.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,874,000 ($143.57)
    Rents: $1,385,000 ($69.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $590,000 ($29.47)
    Interest Earnings: $166,000 ($8.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $53,000 ($2.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,962,000 ($1097.11)
    Gas Utilities: $14,140,000 ($706.36)
    Water Utilities: $4,654,000 ($232.49)
    Liquor Stores: $3,246,000 ($162.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,121,000 ($105.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $860,000 ($42.96)
    Highways: $629,000 ($31.42)
    Other: $316,000 ($15.79)
  • Tax - Property: $8,326,000 ($415.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,054,000 ($152.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $327,000 ($16.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $224,000 ($11.19)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,434,000 ($1670.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,783,000 ($1238.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,857,000 ($592.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,205,000 ($160.11)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,533,000 ($376.31)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gaston County, NC  1.36% ($30,428 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.43% ($30,238)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.38% ($39,836)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Gaston County, NC  1.40% ($36,426 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.42% ($37,154)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.38% ($40,883)
Businesses in Shelby, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike7
CVS1Nissan1
Chevrolet1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
FedEx3Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Subway5
GNC2Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile4
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Tire Kingdom1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS8
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Waffle House1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA6

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby:

  • WOHS (730 AM; 1 kW; SHELBY, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WADA (1390 AM; 1 kW; SHELBY, NC; Owner: EDWIN KEITH JOHNSON)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Shelby:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Shelby fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 62Number of bridges
  • 738ft / 225mTotal length
  • 380,280Total average daily traffic
  • 37,895Total average daily truck traffic
  • 646,560Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shelby, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 161950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shelby, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shelby)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Shelby, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 314 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shelby)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Shelby)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 206. The highest number of fires - 313 took place in 2006, and the least - 32 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Shelby, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.0%), and Outside Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shelby, NC
    • 1,67848.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,18834.0%Outside Fires
    • 36610.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2627.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shelby, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelby, North Carolina:

  • Country Inn & Suites, 2001 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 480-0881
  • Comfort Inn, 2012 E Marion St, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 482-5666, Fax: (704) 482-1367
  • Days Inn, 1431 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 482-1800, Fax: (704) 484-1852
  • Affordable Suites Shelby, 920 Grove St, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 471-0441
  • Hampton Inn and Suites of Shelby, 2001-B E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 487-2800, Fax: (704) 487-2815
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 1715 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 487-8688, Fax: (704) 487-8689
  • Comfort Inn Shelby, 2012 E Marion St, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 , Phone: (704) 482-5666, Fax: (704) 482-1367
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelby, North Carolina
Most common first names in Shelby, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James40070.8 years
John38073.4 years
William35272.0 years
Mary32477.5 years
Robert23370.4 years
Charles18370.0 years
George14273.8 years
Margaret12378.8 years
Willie11972.3 years
Thomas11971.9 years
Most common last names in Shelby, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hamrick25377.9 years
Blanton17577.3 years
Wilson16776.2 years
Smith15375.8 years
Bridges14472.9 years
Jones14373.7 years
Davis14074.0 years
Mcswain13678.3 years
Wright13276.4 years
Greene12776.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shelby, NC
  • 47.7%Electricity
  • 45.3%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shelby, NC
  • 73.8%Electricity
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Shelby compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 43 pilots and 38 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • James Carl Peters (6)
  • Paul A. Westbrook (4)
  • Dale Lee Handlin, Jr. (3)
  • Robert A. Montague (3)
  • David B. Stokes (3)
  • Matthew Albinger (3)
  • James W. Scheffel (3)
  • Steven John Morris (2)
  • Dale L. Handlin, Jr. (2)
  • James C. Hamrick (2)

Total of 49 patent applications in 2008-2020.