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Shelby is a city in and county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States. The population was 3,216 at the 2000 census.GR6. Toole County is a county located in the state of Montana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked...

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Geography

Shelby is located at 48° 30' 26" North, 111° 51' 37" West (48.507270, -111.860218)GR1. Image File history File links MTMap-doton-Shelby. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 km² (3.3 mi²). 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.95%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,216 people, 1,196 households, and 735 families residing in the city. The population density was 392.9/km² (1,018.8/mi²). There were 1,349 housing units at an average density of 164.8/km² (427.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.48% White, 0.25% Negro American, 4.17% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,196 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.07. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $41,046. Males had a median income of $27,634 versus $19,444 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,071. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

The most famous event in the town's history might be the Jack Dempsey vs. Tommy Gibbons boxing match. The event, and its relation to the town, is dealt with in the article about the fight. The Jack Dempsey vs. ...


Shelby is one of only three locations in the United States which have land directly opposite them on the other side of the world.[1] Traveling from Shelby through the center of the earth, one would arrive in the Kerguelen Islands. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Transportation

See also: Shelby (Amtrak station)

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides daily service to Shelby (both east and west), operating its Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, OR. Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Accessible Code SBY Owned by BNSF Railway Traffic Passengers (2006) 16,639 11. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Mayor Tom Potter County Multnomah County Population (2003) 538,544 Time zone Pacific (UTC−8) Portland is the largest city in Oregon, and county seat of Multnomah County. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Dig a Hole to China? Try a Sandwich Instead NPR. URL accessed February 21, 2007.

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