Shelby, MI
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Shelby is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,018 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shelby is the 348th largest community in Michigan.

Shelby is a blue-collar town, with 56.75% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Shelby is a village of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelby who work in farm management occupations (10.92%), office and administrative support (9.63%), and management occupations (7.04%).

Another important characteristic of Shelby is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Shelby spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

Shelby is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Shelby are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.68% of adults in Shelby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Shelby in 2010 was $16,138, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,552 for a family of four.

The people who call Shelby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shelby residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Shelby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 47.80% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelby include English, Dutch, Irish, and Polish.

Shelby also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.09%.

The most common language spoken in Shelby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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