- Shelby, Ohio
official_name = Shelby, Ohio
image_caption = West Main Street in downtown Shelby in 2008.
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Shelby, Ohio
James E. Henkel
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 13.2
area_land_km2 = 13.0
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 5.1
area_land_sq_mi = 5.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 9821
population_density_km2 = 752.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1949.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 336
elevation_ft = 1102
latd = 40 |latm = 53 |lats = 5 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 39 |longs = 34 |longEW = W
postal_code = 44875
area_code = 419
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-72102GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1065313GR|3
website = http://www.shelbyohio.org/
Shelby is a city in Richland County in the
U.S. stateof Ohio, northwest of the city of Mansfield. It is part of the Mansfield, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,821 at the 2000 census.
Shelby is located at coor dms|40|53|5|N|82|39|34|W|city (40.884645, -82.659529)GR|1, along the Black Fork of the Mohican River. [
DeLorme(1991). "Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer". Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.37%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,821 people, 4,073 households, and 2,667 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,949.3 people per square mile (752.4/km²). There were 4,330 housing units at an average density of 859.4/sq mi (331.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.14% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 4,073 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $43,373. Males had a median income of $32,551 versus $21,573 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,096. About 7.4% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
Charles Follis, The First Pro Black Football Player, played for the Shelby Blues Football Team.
Larry Siegfried, played for World Champion Boston Celtics, and NCAA Champion Ohio State Buckeyes. Lived in Shelby.
Centennial Lightbulb, of Livermore, California, the world's longest-lasting light bulb, was made in Shelby.
* [http://www.shelbyohio.org/ Shelby's official website]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohrichla/Hist-ShelbyTragedy1898.htm The Story of the Fourth of July Bridge collapse in 1898 that killed 6 and injured 200]
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