Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan

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Shelby is a village in Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,914 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Shelby Township.



Shelby Public Schools operate within the Village boundaries. They have 4 schools in the village.

  • Shelby High School
  • Shelby Middle School
  • Thomas Read Elementary
  • Shelby Early Childhood Center


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,914 people, 698 households, and 504 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,098.8 per square mile (424.7/km²). There were 749 housing units at an average density of 430.0/sq mi (166.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 81.35% White, 0.10% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 15.41% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.27% of the population.

There were 698 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,710, and the median income for a family was $36,607. Males had a median income of $28,875 versus $21,300 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,468. About 13.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.



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