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Shelby County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 11,948 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 13,173 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,215
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,733
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,986
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,137 (it was 1,187 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 591 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shelby County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.9%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Construction (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 65%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Shelby County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,835  (48.8%)
Females: 6,113  (51.2%)
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Shelby County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shelby County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,439 ($37,442 in 1999)

This county:

$52,439
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $572)
This county:

$483
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $114,611 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Shelby:

$114,611
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,026 - $172,712

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $141,832
Here:

$141,832
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,579
Here:

$117,579
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $126,321
Here:

$126,321
State:

$154,532

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,609
Here:

$86,609
State:

$128,443

Mobile homes: $144,314
Here:

$144,314
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,050
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Institutionalized population: 218
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $276,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $233,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,558 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,451 (1.3%)

Shelby County household income distribution in 2009 Shelby County home values distribution Shelby County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.2%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.9%
Shelby County:

10.9%
Iowa:

12.2%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 55 years old, Asian residents: 17 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shelby County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.

Cities in this county include: Harlan, Shelby, Elk Horn, Earling, Irwin, Defiance, Portsmouth, Panama, Westphalia, Kirkman.

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shelby County: Brough (A), Snyder (B), Ohio (C), Brenton Brothers Feedlot (D), Zook Spur (E), Hillcrest Country Club (F), South Raccoon River Access (G), Puckerbrush Access (H), Booneville Access (I), Highway Forty-Four Access (J), Snyder Access (K), Woodward Golf and Recreation (L), Spring Valley Public Access (M), Heartland Co-op Elevator (N), Beaver Lake Campground (O), KOA Kampgrounds (P), Earlham Bridge Access (Q), Church Camp (R), Booneville (S), Heartland Co-op Elevator (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby County include: Washington Chapel (A), Waukee Christian Church (B), Christs Church (C), Dunkard Brethren Church (D), Christ Lutheran Church (E), Peace Lutheran Church (F), Panther Creek Church (G), Speak the Word Church (H), Friends Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Odd Fellows Cemetery (2), Beaver Cemetery (3), Otterman Cemetery (4), Panther Creek Cemetery (5), Booneville Cemetery (6), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sugar Creek Lake (A), Dale Maffit Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Bucks Branch (B), Bulger Creek (C), Coal Creek (D), Hickory Creek (E), Sugar Creek (F), South Raccoon River (G), Panther Creek (H), Snake Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shelby County include: Dallas Lake State Wildlife Area (1), Pleasant Valley State Wildlife Area (2), Voas Nature Area (3), Crellin Wildlife Refuge (4), Trindle Park (5), Two Rivers Area (6), Kuehn Conservation Area (7), Hanging Rock Park (8), Sportsmens Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Audubon County , Boone County , Cass County , Dallas County , Lorain County, Ohio , Marshall County , Warren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 252
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 83 (66% naturalized citizens)

Shelby County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 10
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 29
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.1%

Shelby County marital status for males Shelby County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,668
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 73
  • 3 or 4: 168
  • 5 to 9: 100
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 or more: 130
  • Mobile homes: 237
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Shelby County with a mortgage: 1,504 (134 second mortgage, 111 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,499

Here:

50.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shelby County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
Shelby County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Shelby County:

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Shelby County:

Average size of farms: 401 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $142,761
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $248.36
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,400
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $157,948
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.31%
Corn for grain: 150820 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 135215 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Shelby County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1501724.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from Shelby County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from Shelby County center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Other Northern Europe (20%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • India (12%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • Thailand (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shelby County (%):

  • German (51%)
  • Danish (16%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Shelby County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,900 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 689 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 346 (5%)
  • Other means: 36 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 554 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Shelby County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 239 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Shelby County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 202 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,064.

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.10% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,547 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($12,233 average AGI)
Shelby County:

1.51%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)
from Cass County, IA  0.25% ($28,083)
from Harrison County, IA  0.21% ($43,700)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.85% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($22,297 average AGI)
2.43% relocated to other states ($10,526 average AGI)
Shelby County:

2.43%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)
to Audubon County, IA  0.28% ($40,286)
to Harrison County, IA  0.26% ($25,615)
to Cass County, IA  0.24% ($32,167)
to Polk County, IA  0.22% ($33,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Shelby County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Shelby County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shelby County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shelby County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,744 (2,460 aged, 284 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 109 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Shelby County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (173)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (155)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (128)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (103)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (92)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (85)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (77)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (43)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,170
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 313
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,243

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 887
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 942
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,947
  • In family households: 9,934 (2,713 male householders, 661 female householders)
    2,846 spouses, 3,258 children (3,020 natural, 86 adopted, 152 stepchildren), 106 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 51 other relatives, 209 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,013 (817 male householders (673 living alone)), 894 female householders (809 living alone)), 302 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 220 (218 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,819 2-persons, 607 3-persons, 502 4-persons, 287 5-persons, 111 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,482 1-person, 177 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

2,841 married couples with children.
520 single-parent households (100 men, 420 women).

97.0% of residents of Shelby County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 65% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,942,000 ($7,125 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $804,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,794,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,373,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,761,000
Federal grants: $17,029,000
Federal procurement contracts: $744,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,240,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,977,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,645,000
Federal Government insurance: $77,323,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 676
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 791
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -318
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shelby County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 121
  • 2000 to 2009: 272
  • 1990 to 1999: 253
  • 1980 to 1989: 284
  • 1970 to 1979: 832
  • 1960 to 1969: 684
  • 1950 to 1959: 531
  • 1940 to 1949: 287
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,309
Note: State values scaled to Shelby population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 255
  • 5 rooms: 741
  • 6 rooms: 784
  • 7 rooms: 776
  • 8 rooms: 660
  • 9+ rooms: 721
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 166
  • 4 rooms: 252
  • 5 rooms: 179
  • 6 rooms: 122
  • 7 rooms: 175
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9+ rooms: 109
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 814
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,769
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,001
  • 5+ bedrooms: 309
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 244
  • 2 bedrooms: 389
  • 3 bedrooms: 308
  • 4 bedrooms: 152
  • 5+ bedrooms: 86
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shelby County population
  • no vehicle: 91
  • 1 vehicle: 921
  • 2 vehicles: 1,778
  • 3 vehicles: 856
  • 4 vehicles: 267
  • 5+ vehicles: 73
  • no vehicle: 120
  • 1 vehicle: 447
  • 2 vehicles: 408
  • 3 vehicles: 155
  • 4 vehicles: 40
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

68% of Shelby County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

Shelby County:

68.0%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,418
  • Northeast: 51
  • Midwest: 1,980
  • South: 282
  • West: 327

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shelby County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.6%)
  • Electricity (16.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.2%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (37.4%)
  • Electricity (30.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 199
Here:

12.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

17.5%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Shelby County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $529,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Hospitals: $136,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $13,629,000
    Regular Highways: $4,080,000
    Health - Other: $2,078,000
    Financial Administration: $1,252,000
    Police Protection: $1,082,000
    Correctional Institutions: $244,000
    Central Staff Services: $237,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $235,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    General - Other: $127,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Libraries: $68,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $57,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,062,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    General - Other: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,072,000

Shelby County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,629,000
    All Other: $358,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $655,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $516,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,936,000
    Health and Hospitals: $905,000
    General Local Government Support: $361,000
    All Other: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,433,000
    Other License: $175,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $93,000

Shelby County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,650,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000

Shelby County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,791,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 166
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 146
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 107
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 34
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 76
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 66
Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Shelby County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13578.3 years
Mary9485.7 years
Anna8685.7 years
William8579.1 years
Robert5772.1 years
Joseph5677.4 years
Henry5681.2 years
George5378.6 years
Helen5381.9 years
Harold5276.2 years
Most common last names in Shelby County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Petersen12682.3 years
Hansen11381.5 years
Christensen10281.7 years
Jensen9882.0 years
Nelson8681.3 years
Andersen7380.5 years
Johnson5379.7 years
Nielsen5282.4 years
Peterson4480.6 years
Anderson3780.4 years
Businesses in Shelby County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS1