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Living In Shelby, NC

The small city of Shelby, North Carolina is home to just over 20,000 people. Families with young children will fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though retirees feature prominently in the demographics as well. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $749/month, which is $182 less than the state average.

Shelby residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, shorter than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.

Compared to the national average, Shelby has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or GED (23%). Additionally, 14% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Shelby: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the city. Shelby workers bring in an average annual income of around $46K, around $21,000 less than the average North Carolina resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

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