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Shelby, Nebraska

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Welcome to Shelby ...

The village of Shelby is located in Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Shelby has a population of 708 people<1> (see below for details).

Shelby is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Shelby lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Shelby: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Shelby: 68662<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelby had a population of 714 people (which is 13.21% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Shelby the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Shelby represents 0.04% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 158th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 714 people, the population of Shelby increased 3.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 690 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 708 people. This is a decrease of 0.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Shelby ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Columbus   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Shelby

Located in Platte County

David City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Shelby

Located in Butler County

Stromsburg   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Shelby

Osceola   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Shelby

Bellwood   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Shelby

Located in Butler County

Duncan   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Shelby

Located in Platte County

Silver Creek   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shelby

Located in Merrick County

Rising City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Shelby

Located in Butler County

Benedict   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Shelby

Located in York County

Gresham   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Shelby

Located in York County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Shelby. 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 Shelby. 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 Shelby. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Polk County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelby. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelby.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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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 village (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).

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelby) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1948, Longitude: -97.4259     [Map].

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