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Shelby is a township in Tippecanoe County, in the Lafayette metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Shelby. For links to other places called Shelby, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shelby is 40.480N. The longitude is -87.05W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,078.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shelby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tippecanoe 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 47970 ZIP code.
27% of Shelby residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $27,325, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Shelby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shelby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $573. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,140.
Tippecanoe 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 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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