Shelly, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelly, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Shelly had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelly population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelly: City of Shelly.

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Shelly, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 186
Daytime Population: Workers 146
Daytime Population: Residents 101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 247
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 180
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 883
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $43,726
Average Household Income $63,247
Per Capita Income $26,988


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $96,591
Average Home Value $136,940


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.32%
Households -0.47% -0.46%
Families 1.71% -0.39%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

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, 2017 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 # 334 63rd
Diversity Index # 222 76th
Median Household Income # 752 17th
Per Capita Income # 556 39th

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