Shelly, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -30.8%
Males: 101  (55.2%)
Females: 83  (44.8%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56581.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,735 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Shelly:

$41,735
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,906 (it was $15,338 in 2000)

Shelly city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,401 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Shelly:

$51,401
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $63,323; detached houses: $63,045

Median gross rent in 2017: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shelly: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
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  • Races in Shelly, MN (2010)
    • 16385.3%White alone
    • 178.9%Hispanic
    • 63.1%American Indian alone
    • 42.1%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Shelly, Minnesota as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shelly is 164 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (28.2%), German (9.1%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.3%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile   (low).

Shelly, Minnesota map

13 residents are foreign born (7.3% Latin America).

This city:

7.9%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,198 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $580 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (40.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (242.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (593.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Caledonia, ND (1.8 miles),
Nielsville, MN (2.2 miles),
Halstad, MN (2.7 miles ),
Climax, MN (3.2 miles ),
Hillsboro, ND (3.4 miles ),
Hendrum, MN (3.7 miles ),
Beltrami, MN (3.8 miles),
Buxton, ND (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 47.46 N, Longitude: 96.82 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Shelly, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shelly, MN in 2017
Shelly satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $22,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Shelly, MN residents
Average permit cost in Shelly, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in Shelly, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.5%)
  • Truck transportation (12.4%)
  • Food (9.3%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Private households (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Truck transportation (19.2%)
  • Food (17.3%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.7%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Private households (11.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
Most common occupations in Shelly, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Woodworkers (5.8%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (11.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (11.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)

Average climate in Shelly, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shelly-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.0 miles away from the Shelly city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelly-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 693.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 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 256.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from Shelly center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from Shelly center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norman County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelly topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shelly:

  • HILLSBORO MEDICAL CENTER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HILLSBORO, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelly:

  • University of North Dakota (about 35 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 39 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 41 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 83 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 88 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shelly: Shelly (A), Shelly Fire Department (B), Shelly City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Shelly: Shelly Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Institute of Universal Law (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 103 East McKinley).

Norman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Shelly:

Marital status in Shelly, MN
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Shelly:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelly, MN (based on Norman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,57119
Evangelical Protestant8497
Catholic7005
None1,732-
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:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Norman County:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Norman County:

8.2%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.1%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shelly:

41.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Shelly:

28.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.3%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shelly:

11.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shelly:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Shelly:

74.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shelly, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 1$3,710$44,5200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,060
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,710$44,5201$2,060

Shelly government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $166,000 ($902.17)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($369.57)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($179.35)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($114.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($97.83)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($70.65)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($70.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($27.17)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($76.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $9,000 ($48.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,000 ($369.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($16.30)

Shelly government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $79,000 ($429.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($125.00)
    Other: $11,000 ($59.78)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($32.61)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $247,000 ($1342.39)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($217.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($369.57)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($27.17)
    Other: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($97.83)

Shelly government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,000 ($2663.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $468,000 ($2543.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($119.57)

Shelly government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,000 ($532.61)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelly:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelly:

  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRJB (106.3 FM; ADA, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KYCK (97.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: SS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAV-FM (105.5 FM; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Shelly:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Shelly fatal accident list:

May 8, 1978 11:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.3mTotal length
  • $616,000,000Total costs
  • 3,743Total average daily traffic
  • 272Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,839Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Se Quarter Sect Twp 146n Range 49w (Lat: 47.457194 Lon: -96.820083), Call Sign: KNFX965,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/1997, Expiration Date: 08/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2002, Registrant: City Of Shelly, Shelly, MN 56581, Phone: (218) 886-6325

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0JRN, Licensee ID: L00318388, Grant Date: 02/07/2001, Expiration Date: 02/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2013, Certifier: Fred J Swenson, Registrant: Fred J Swenson, Shelly, MN 56581

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8475X , Serial Number: 17248975, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 10/03/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald O Dba Cakebread, 105 E Mauritson Ave, Shelly, MN 56581, Other Owners: Automation Consulting Roc

Most common first names in Shelly, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John682.2 years
Carl473.0 years
Henry492.0 years
Joseph480.7 years
Clara485.3 years
Selma488.0 years
Alice385.6 years
Emma388.0 years
Lillian382.6 years
Lloyd379.3 years
Most common last names in Shelly, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Swenson982.1 years
Anderson873.1 years
Hetland787.3 years
Larson673.8 years
Oien686.5 years
Dybing674.5 years
Orvik578.4 years
Malme578.0 years
Johnson584.4 years
Nelson578.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shelly, MN
  • 35.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.7%Electricity
  • 10.2%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shelly, MN
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Shelly compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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