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Shelley, Idaho

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Welcome to Shelley ...

The city of Shelley is located in Bingham County.

The location of Shelley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shelley has a population of 4,413 people<2> (see below for details).

Shelley is 4,620 feet [1,408 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Shelley is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Shelley lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shelley is located in the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Shelley: 83274<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelley had a population of 4,409 people (or 9.67% of the total population of Bingham County). This makes Shelley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Shelley represents 0.28% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,409 people, the population of Shelley increased 15.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,813 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shelley had an population of 4,413 people. This is an increase of 0.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.74% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelley.

Communities near Shelley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shelley and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Ammon   [Map]   15,540   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Basalt   [Map]   399   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Blackfoot   [Map]   11,922   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bone   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Firth   [Map]   482   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Garfield   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Shelley.

Communities Also Named Shelley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Shelley - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia and Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shelley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shelley:

Websites for Shelley ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelley ...

Looking for more information about Shelley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shelley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelley.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shelley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shelley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3796, Longitude: -112.1260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shelley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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