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Shelby, Iowa

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Shelby is a city in Pottawattamie and Shelby counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 641 at the 2010 census.

History

Shelby had its start in the late 1860s by the building of the railroad through that territory.[1]

Shelby was platted in 1870 by Benjamin F. Allen and Thusie Allen, and was incorporated in 1877.[2]

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Stone Arch Viaduct, north-east of Shelby, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Shelby is located at
(41.514291, -95.450038).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.[4]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 641 people, 263 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 302 housing units at an average density of 173.6 per square mile (67.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 263 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 696 people, 268 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 425.2 people per square mile (163.9/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 174.7 per square mile (67.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.85% White, 0.43% Native American, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.

Age spread: 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $28,393 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,720. About 3.9% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Time capsule

Shelby has an unusual attraction — a time capsule. The "Centennial Time Capsule" will be opened on July 16, 2020. It is located in Shelby Park near the intersection of Center Street and West Street. The capsule was sealed on July 16, 1970 as part of Shelby's centennial celebration.

See also

  • List of timelines for time capsule install and open dates.

References

External links

  • A-H-S-T Community School District Official Web Site
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