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Shelby is a city in Cleveland County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Col. Isaac Shelby, Revolutionary War officer.
The latitude of Shelby is 35.292N. The longitude is -81.535W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,215.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shelby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cleveland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28086 ZIP code.
11% of Shelby residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelby ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shelby was $18,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Shelby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Shelby include Central Shelby Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Shelby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $817.
Libraries in Shelby include Cleveland County Memorial ... View libraries
Newspapers in Shelby include Shelby Star
Cleveland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelby political report.
The average commute time for Shelby workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shelby between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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