Shelby, Iowa is a small town with a population of slightly less than 1,000. Retirees should feel welcome, as they make up 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Renters tend to be in the minority in Shelby, and 77% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $631/month, which is $179/month less than the state average.
Averaging about 26 minutes, Shelby's commute time is slower than the state average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (54%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used. Not many residents walk to work.
Shelby has a high number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (13%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Shelby residents work in one of four industries: retail, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture. Together, these industries account for 27% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 13% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. Shelby workers bring in an average annual income of just over $73K, a little more than their peers elsewhere in Iowa. The town's average income, however, is just about on par with the national average of $73,345.
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