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Shelby, North Carolina
Welcome to Shelby ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shelby has a population of 20,015 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Shelby.
Shelby is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Shelby lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Shelby: (704) & (980)<4>
The ZIP code for Shelby: 28150<5>
Websites for Shelby ...
Official Website: www.cityofshelby.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.clevelandchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 20,015 people. This is a decrease of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.76% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelby had a population of 20,323 people (which is 20.72% of the total population of Cleveland County). This makes Shelby the county's most populous community.
The population of Shelby represents 0.21% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 20,323 people, the population of Shelby increased 4.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,477 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), Montana, Nebraska, New York, 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.
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 20 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.
Adding Shelby to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Shelby in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shelby was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Shelby on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shelby on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Shelby: www.cityofshelby.com/
The official website for Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022