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Shelby is a city in Toole County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Peter B. Shelby, railroad official

The latitude of Shelby is 48.505N. The longitude is -111.856W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,297 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,306.


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Median household income
Local
$29,219
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shelby demographic reports
Oil was discovered here in 1922
Shelby received national attention for 1923 Dempsey-Gibbons World Championship prizefight
Local festivals include:
  • Marias 4 County Fair - July 19-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shelby web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Maria's Museum of History and Art
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shelby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Toole 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 59474 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Shelby residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelby ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shelby was $15,071, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Shelby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Shelby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $751.


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Libraries in Shelby include Toole County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shelby include Shelby Promoter

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Politics

Toole County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelby political report.

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The average commute time for Shelby workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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