Shelby, Montana Population 2020

2,945

Shelby is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 2,945, it is the 25th largest city in Montana and the 6299th largest city in the United States. Shelby is currently declining at a rate of -2.39% annually and its population has decreased by -12.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,376 in 2010. Shelby reached it's highest population of 4,017 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Shelby has a population density of 509 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelby is $60,803 with a poverty rate of 16.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $533 per month, and the median house value is $148,800. The median age in Shelby is 39.3 years, 39.4 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 136.9 males.

Shelby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelby was:

  • White: 88.39%
  • Native American: 5.85%
  • Asian: 3.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shelby, Montana is 2,945, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,089.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,376.

Shelby, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,79388.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1855.85%
Asian1193.77%
Two or More Races551.74%
Black or African American80.25%

Shelby Population Pyramid 2020

Shelby Median Age

39.3


Total

39.4


Male

38


Female

Shelby Adults

There are 2,478 adults, (482 of whom are seniors) in Shelby.

Shelby Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby Sex Ratio

Female

1,334

42.22%

Male

1,826

57.78%

Shelby Households and Families

Shelby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All55.2%44.8%
Male52.6%47.4%
Non Family29.2%70.8%
Female14.3%85.7%

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1242.2455.2
Married5093.1187.8
Non Family4791.1129.2
Female982.9814.3
Male383.0852.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1074.74%
9th to 12th Grade23010.20%
High School Graduate95842.46%
Some College48521.50%
Associates Degree1747.71%
Bachelors Degree26511.75%
Graduate Degree371.64%

Shelby Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9121,654282
Native American1691334
Hispanic8565
Multiple Races5555
Asian511616
Black88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,538$27,240$15,542
Less Than High School$12,171$17,656$9,194
High School Grad$25,307$24,948$25,568
Some College$26,346$34,896$16,771
Bachelors Degree$$$6,509
Graduate Degree$$$

$24,538

Average Earnings

$27,240

Average Male

$15,542

Average Female

Shelby Language

Shelby Language by Age

Shelby Language

93.63% of Shelby residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Shelby Poverty

Shelby Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,15024711.49%
Asian11910386.55%
Hispanic1244838.71%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.41%

Male Poverty Rate

14.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby is Asian, with 86.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby is White, with 11.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.83%
Bachelors or Greater21.11%
Some College12.96%
High School11.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed16.20%
Male Employed9.90%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Shelby Income

Shelby Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,205$60,803
Families$58,125$84,229
Married Families$65,020-
Non Families$18,393$23,747

Shelby Marital Status

Shelby Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby Married by Age and Sex

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

Shelby Veterans

287

Number of Veterans

284

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam142
Korea52
First Gulf War48
Second Gulf War39
World War II
Name Veterans % of Total
White25211.55%
2 or More3461.82%
Hispanic43.85%
Indian10.55%

$Shelby Veterans by Education

6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby Employment Status

47.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.70%

Born in Montana

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.71% of Shelby residents were born in the United States, with 55.70% having been born in Montana. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,945-72-2.39%
20193,017-72-2.33%
20183,089-37-1.18%
20173,126-72-2.25%
20163,198-72-2.20%
20153,270-11-0.34%
20143,281-1-0.03%
20133,282-46-1.38%
20123,328541.65%
20113,274-123-3.62%
20103,3971810.55%
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%