Shelby is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,012 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shelby is the 348th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shelby is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 49.33% of the Shelby workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shelby is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelby who work in office and administrative support (12.02%), farm management occupations (9.06%), and sales jobs (6.77%).
Another important characteristic of Shelby is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Being a small village, Shelby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Shelby is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.26% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shelby in 2018 was $16,316, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,264 for a family of four. However, Shelby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Shelby is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Shelby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shelby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Shelby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.94% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelby include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Shelby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.