Shelly, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.1%
Males: 90  (48.9%)
Females: 96  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56581.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,825 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Shelly:

$31,825
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,523 (it was $15,338 in 2000)

Shelly city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,246 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Shelly:

$43,246
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $53,827; Detached houses: $54,449; Townhouses or other attached units: $27,089

Median gross rent in 2012: $628.

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Shelly races chart
  • White alone - 163 (85.3%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (8.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shelly: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (39.4%), German (15.0%), Irish (5.7%), Polish (2.8%), English (1.2%), French Canadian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 889 people per square mile   (low).

Shelly,MN real estate house value index trend

Shelly, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Shelly:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shelly city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

16 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $773 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $479 (1.9%)

Shelly satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $22,700

Latitude: 47.46 N, Longitude: 96.82 W

Area code: 218

Shelly household income distribution Shelly home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (51%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Shelly: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Shelly 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 the city 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 11, 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Shelly compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Shelly travel time to work - commute Shelly mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelly city (based on Norman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 95.86%
Here: 95.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents70.0%13.2%12.4%2.7%1.7%
Congregations71.0%9.7%9.7%3.2%6.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Norman 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.
State:

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

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Norman County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,060
Electric Power 1$3,710$44,5200$0
Totals for Government 1$3,710$44,5201$2,060

Shelly government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($32.26)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $132,000 ($709.68)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($198.92)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($139.78)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($107.53)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($91.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($75.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($69.89)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($48.39)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($43.01)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($16.13)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($102.15)
    Electric Utilities: $10,000 ($53.76)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($198.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($26.88)

Shelly government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($102.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($75.27)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($32.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($26.88)
    All Other: $4,000 ($21.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($150.54)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($37.63)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $168,000 ($903.23)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($129.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $59,000 ($317.20)
    All Other: $15,000 ($80.65)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($112.90)

Shelly government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($510.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $92,000 ($494.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($16.13)

Shelly government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($456.99)

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MN  0.83% ($22,682 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.83% ($33,909)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  1.20% ($40,750 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  1.08% ($24,034)
to Polk County, MN  0.37% ($17,600)

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, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private 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

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
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