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Welcome to Shelby ...

The Town of Shelby is located in La Crosse 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 4,924 people<3> (see below for details).

Shelby is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Shelby: (608)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 4,924 people. This is an increase of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Shelby had a population of 4,715 people. This makes Shelby the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Shelby represents 0.08% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,715 people, the population of Shelby has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,687 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 New York.

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.

  • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
  • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
    • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
  • Holmen [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmen
    • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmen
  • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
    • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Crescent [Houston County]
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      • La Crescent [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crescent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crescent<6>
    • West Salem [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Salem
      • West Salem [La Crosse County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
    • Campbell [La Crosse County]
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      • Campbell [La Crosse County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Holland [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [La Crosse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Caledonia [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
    • Hamilton [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [La Crosse County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton

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.

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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 La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including La Crosse, 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 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 (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 for your convenience: 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: 43.7597, Longitude: -91.1821       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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