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Welcome to Shelby ...

The city of Shelby is located in Toole County<1> and is the County Seat for Toole County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shelby has a population of 3,010 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shelby.

Shelby is 3,430 feet [1,045 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Shelby is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Shelby lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Shelby: 59474<4>

Websites for Shelby ...

Official Website: www.shelbymt.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 3,010 people. This is a decrease of 10.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelby had a population of 3,376 people (or 63.41% of the total population of Toole County). This makes Shelby the county's most populous community.

The population of Shelby represents 0.34% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,376 people, the population of Shelby increased 4.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,216 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shelby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Shelby - they are located in Alabama, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Shelby ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shelby.

  • Kevin [Toole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
    • Kevin [Toole County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<7>
  • Ethridge [Toole County]
  • Oilmont [Toole County]
  • Ledger [Pondera County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Valier [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valier
      • Valier [Pondera County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valier<7>
    • Conrad [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
      • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<7>
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
      • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<7>
    • Galata [Toole County]
    • Santa Rita [Glacier County]
    • Sunburst [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Toole County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunburst<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shelby.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelby. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shelby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelby. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shelby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelby ...

Looking for more information about Shelby? 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 Shelby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Toole County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby: www.shelbymt.com/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Toole, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Shelby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelby) 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 Shelby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShelbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5066, Longitude: -111.8601    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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