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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Shelby County is located in Ohio with a population of 48,902. In Shelby County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Shelby County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelby County are above average.
Population
48,902

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Shelby County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    117.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    791.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,132
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Shelby County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,673
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Shelby County

Shelby County Reviews

1 review
This is my hometown. Growing up here was fun and very safe! The schools are outstanding! Nightlife in Shelby is Friday night football games and bomb fires in your backyard! Great place to raise your children in. Family friendly small town USA! Good selection of churches, restaurants and stores.
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