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Shelby, NC Real Estate

Shelby, North Carolina is located in Cleveland County. Nearby cities and towns include Light Oak, Patterson Springs, Earl, Kingstown, Lattimore, Boiling Springs, Waco, Lawndale, Mooresboro, Grover, Dellview, Fallston, Polkville, Cherryville, Kings Mountain, Blacksburg, Ellenboro, Cliffside, Belwood, Bessemer City, Caroleen, East Gaffney, Henrietta, Gaffney, Casar, Bostic, Smyrna, Forest City, High Shoals, Dallas, Gastonia, Chesnee, Lincolnton, Clover, Spindale, Hickory Grove, Mayo, Ranlo, Ruth, Cowpens, Spencer Mountain, Iron Station, Rutherfordton, and Lowell. Shelby is a suburban community with a population of 20,436. The median household income is $32,914. In Shelby, 43% of residents are married, and families with children reside in 28% of the households. Half the population of Shelby commutes 15 minutes or less to work, with 65% of residents holding white collar jobs and 35% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes in Shelby, NC is 35 years, with 48% of those homes owned, 40% rented, and 12% not occupied. In the previous year, 195 Shelby properties were sold. The median sale price of a home in Shelby in the previous year was $104,256.

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Shelby offers a range of educational opportunities with 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 4 high schools.

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Shelby, NC Local Market & Demographic Data

Married vs. single

Shelby, NC
  • 57% Single
  • 43% Married
North Carolina
  • 50% Single
  • 50% Married

Male VS. Female

Shelby, NC
  • 53% Female
  • 47% Male
North Carolina
  • 51% Female
  • 49% Male

Average Age of Citizens in Shelby, NC

  • 42
  • 38
  • Shelby, NC
  • North Carolina

Average Age of Homes in Shelby, NC

  • 35
  • 22
  • Shelby, NC
  • North Carolina

Vacant Homes in Shelby, NC

  • 12%
  • 12%
  • Shelby, NC
  • North Carolina

Average INCOME of Citizens

  • $49,148
  • $62,851
  • Shelby, NC
  • North Carolina

Owned Homes vs. Rented Homes

Shelby, NC
  • 48% Owned
  • 40% Rented
North Carolina
  • 57% Owned
  • 31% Rented