Shelby, Montana Population 2022

2,849
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Shelby is a city located in Toole County Montana. Shelby has a 2020 population of 2,849. It is also the county seat of Toole County. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -2.00% annually and its population has decreased by -16.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,406 in 2010.

The average household income in Shelby is $67,340 with a poverty rate of 10.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $532 per month, and the median house value is $148,300. The median age in Shelby is 44 years, 41 years for males, and 50.3 years for females.

Shelby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelbywas:

  • White: 86.35%
  • Native American: 10.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shelby, Montana is 2,849 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,849.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,406.

Shelby, Montana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,65886.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native32510.56%
Two or More Races521.69%
Black or African American230.75%
Asian200.65%
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Shelby Population by Race

Shelby Population Pyramid $2022

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Shelby Median Age

44


Total

41


Male

50.3


Female

Shelby Adults

There are 2,547 adults, (560 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female

1,350

43.86%

Male

1,728

56.14%

Shelby Population by Age

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.7%83.3%
Male28%72%
Non Family37.8%62.2%
All57%43%
Married80.9%19.1%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1232.1557
Married5502.980.9
Non Family4581.1737.8
Female902.1616.7
Male253.428

2.78

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Shelby Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade612.60%
9th to 12th Grade1958.32%
High School Graduate1,03644.20%
Some College53822.95%
Associates Degree1988.45%
Bachelors Degree24710.54%
Graduate Degree692.94%
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Shelby Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,9421,784307
Native American2381644
Hispanic158100
2+ Races25252
Black2318
Asian1593

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.00%.

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,838$28,380$15,786
Less Than 9th Grade$$10,962$2,500
High School Graduate$25,455$24,881$25,776
Some College$23,456$28,750$12,000
Bachelors Degree$$88,750$
Graduate Degree$100,694$137,634$

$23,838

Average Earnings

$28,380

Average Male

$15,786

Average Female

Shelby Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby Language by Age

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Shelby Language

94.25% of Shelby residents speak only English, while 5.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.83% of the population.

Shelby Language

Shelby Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,08924211.58%
Asian201155.00%
OtherNaN%

10.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.58%

Male Poverty Rate

10.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Asian, with 55.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.26%.

Shelby Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater16.61%
Some College14.52%
Less Than 9th Grade13.95%
High School10.69%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed7.30%
Male Employed4.58%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Shelby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,740$67,340
Families$62,468$92,135
Married Families$66,071-
Non Families$21,343$27,805
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Income by Household Type

Shelby Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelby Marital Status by Race

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Shelby Marital Status

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283

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam121
Second Gulf War56
Korea54
First Gulf War28
World War II

Shelby Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6493
65 to 7464
35 to 5459
75+55
18 to 3412

Shelby Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White27112.14%
2+ Races517.24%
Black521.74%
Hispanic42.47%
Native American20.81%

Shelby Veterans by Race

Shelby Veterans by Education

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4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Veterans by Education

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48%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby Employment by Age

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Shelby Employment by Race

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Shelby Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.45%

Born in Shelby

96.30%

Native Born

3.70%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

3.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.30% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 59.45% having been born in Montana. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelby Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20222,849-58-2.00%
20212,907-58-1.96%
20202,965-58-1.92%
20193,023-58-1.88%
20183,081-37-1.19%
20173,118-86-2.68%
20163,204-71-2.17%
20153,275-13-0.40%
20143,288-2-0.06%
20133,290-47-1.41%
20123,337521.58%
20113,285-121-3.55%
20103,4061900.58%
20003,2164531.53%
19902,763-379-1.28%
19803,142310.10%
19703,111-906-2.52%
19604,0179592.77%
19503,0585201.88%
19402,5380.00%

Shelby Population by Year