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 50.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Shelby is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelby who work in office and administrative support (10.59%), farm management occupations (10.59%), and management occupations (6.84%).

You will also find that a lot of people in Shelby work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.69 minutes getting to work every day.

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.

In Shelby, just 12.41% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shelby in 2010 was $16,315, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,260 for a family of four. However, Shelby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shelby is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. 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 39.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelby include English, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish.

In addition, Shelby has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.98%).

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

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