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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Shelley is a town in Idaho with a population of 4,346. Shelley is in Bingham County. Living in Shelley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Shelley and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelley are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Shelley 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
    46.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    277.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,108.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    462
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    21%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Shelley

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,563
National
$55,322
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Shelley Reviews

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It is a safe and friendly place to live. It is a good place for families. The school is small and centered around community. There aren't many job opportunities because the town is so small. I wish they were better at taking care of the roads. The potholes are ridiculously bad and they don't keep the roads cleared in the winter. Overall, I like living here and it's very affordable.
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Shelley is famous for their Spud Day. We are a small town close to Idaho Falls. We are slowly getting bigger. We have excellent schools that help the students reach their dreams.
The most crime that is really seen is usually people speeding. There aren't many break ins or robberies, but there are some drug and alcohol issues in the area. I know a few people who typically don't lock their doors at night and haven't ever had a problem. It's pretty safe to allow windows to remain open at night for fresh, cool air.