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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Shelby is a town in Montana with a population of 3,160. Shelby is in Toole County. Living in Shelby offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shelby there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Shelby and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelby are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$533
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Shelby 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
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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Shelby

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,205
National
$55,322

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Shelby Reviews

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Lots of great shopping in mom and pop businesses, lots of churches, family friendly community events, parks, old-fashioned carousel, pool, community gardens, ballfields, fairgrounds, Amtrak and best of all friendly people!
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It's Alright. There isn't much there to do, but the people are friendly. Everyone there always rallies together for town events, and you know everyone. If there is something you need, you can always go to your neighbor and they will help you if they can. The school system is average, and the people there are very conservative. Living here is not too expensive, and it is easy to make friends with your neighbors.
The community of Shelby is very welcoming and friendly and offers a great small town feel. The town is very supportive of their school and sports teams and supports them like no other town I've ever seen.