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Welcome to Shelby ...

The Town of Shelby is located in Orleans County<1>.

The location of Shelby has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Shelby has a population of 5,035 people<3> (see below for details).

Shelby is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shelby lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shelby is located in the (585) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 5,035 people. This is a decrease of 5.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Shelby had a population of 5,319 people (or 12.4% of the total population of Orleans County). This makes Shelby the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Shelby represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 451st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,319 people, the population of Shelby decreased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,420 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shelby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shelby - it's located in 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.

  • Clarence [Erie County]
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    • Clarence [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Lockport [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
    • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<6>
  • Lockport [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
    • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
  • Batavia [Genesee County]
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    • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,308 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alden [Erie County]
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      • Alden [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Newfane [Niagara County]
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      • Newfane [Niagara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfane
    • Newstead [Erie County]
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      • Newstead [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,693 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newstead
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Royalton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royalton
      • Royalton [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royalton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royalton
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shelby, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shelby.

Mentions & References for Shelby

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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 Orleans County: www.orleansny.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orleans, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelby.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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: 43.1717, Longitude: -78.3870       In this case, the coordinates for Shelby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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