Shelly, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Shelly, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Shelly had a population of 187 as of July 1, 2018. Shelly ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelly is located at latitude 47.4583 and longitude -96.8197 in Norman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelly (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Norman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Shelly (GNIS ID: 2395871) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelly: City of Shelly.

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Shelly, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 187
Population in Households 181
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 888
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $47,487
Average Household Income $68,673
Per Capita Income $28,788


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $132,857


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.26% -0.21%
Households -0.41% -0.23%
Families 1.5% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Shelly, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelly to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 711 22nd
Population Density # 331 64th
Diversity Index # 223 75th
Median Household Income # 692 24th
Per Capita Income # 499 45th

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