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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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 is a town in Ohio with a population of 8,878. Shelby is in Richland County. Living in Shelby offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Shelby and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelby are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Shelby Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    400.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,936.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Shelby

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,224
National
$55,322

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Shelby Reviews

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Growing up in Shelby was nice. My parents moved her when I was very young so its always been home. The people are nice. And I have some great friends! They have a lot of activities and events. My favorite being the Polar Express, just before Christmas the whole town is decorated. The train arrives with Santa, downtown businesses have activities for the kids. There is food and of course hot chocolate! And then there is a storyteller where eveyone gathers to hear a favorite Christmas story in central park.
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There is great atmosphere in the city of Shelby. It has a small town, homey feeling, but it is not far from the more metropolitan town of Mansfield where you have your choice of restaurants and shopping. The city pool, complete with curly slide, is a great place to go in the summer and can be rented out for parties and gatherings. Seltzer Park is a great place to take the kids with a wooden playscape that was built by the community. Additional parks all over town have other playgrounds for children to play on. Some iconic restaurants around town include Paul's Drive-In which is open February to November and has your choice of fried foods and the best ice cream around. Napoli's pizza offers a great pizzeria style pizza for a decent price. The Vault Wine Bar is a one-of-a-kind restaurant which is a remodeled bank. The wine is stored in the banks old vault, so the look of this concept is stunning.
Shelby has a small town feel without being too far from major amenities. Great area, great people, and great character!