Shelby, OH
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Shelby is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 9,058 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shelby is the 184th largest community in Ohio.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shelby is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.97% of the Shelby workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shelby is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelby who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), sales jobs (9.75%), and management occupations (5.55%).

Being a small city, Shelby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Shelby rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.33% of adults 25 and older in Shelby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Shelby in 2010 was $22,572, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,288 for a family of four. However, Shelby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shelby include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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