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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Shelby is a town in Alabama with a population of 1,305. Shelby is in Shelby County. Living in Shelby offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Shelby and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelby are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$534
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Shelby

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,523
National
$55,322
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There aren't many stores around. Its hard to get what you need.
The only food and drink near is at a gas station.