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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Shelby is a town in Mississippi with a population of 2,102. Shelby is in Bolivar County. Living in Shelby offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Shelby tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$469
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Shelby

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,112
National
$55,322
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Shelby Reviews

3 reviews
I love Shelby, MS. It's a small country town. It's very friendly. I love the people and small businesses. Every year we have a homecoming event where people from everywhere come to town and have a big celebration. The schools are great. My town is relatively safe. I like that we have banks and rivers to fish. I've met a lot of people. Most are supportive of my dessert business. I love that everything is close by. I can pay my bills, shop, go to the bank and hair salon, the doctor's office and pharmacy in one trip.
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This is the town I currently live in. It is a small Village in Oceana County. It is a good town to raise a family in, but like any other town or city, it has it's positives and negatives to raising a family here. I love the small community feeling and not having to drive to far to get where you need to go.
I grew up in Shelby MS. The people are friendly, the weathers always sunny and warm, and on top of all that it has some of the best food places you can ever eat at.