Shelley, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelley, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Shelley had a population of 4,352 as of July 1, 2017. Shelley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelley is located at latitude 43.3795 and longitude -112.1261 in Bingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bingham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,632 feet.

The City of Shelley (GNIS ID: 2411881) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Shelley is located within Shelley Division of Bingham County.

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

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Shelley, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,352
Daytime Population: Workers 1,731
Daytime Population: Residents 2,471
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 4,352
Population in Familes 3,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,398
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $51,179
Average Household Income $61,849
Per Capita Income $20,155


Total Housing Units 1,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,057 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $163,514
Average Home Value $191,399


Total Households 1,432
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 1,133
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 -0.18% -0.33%
Households -0.12% -0.31%
Families 0.12% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Shelley, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelley to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho 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 # 36 85th
Population Density # 22 91st
Diversity Index # 86 63rd
Median Household Income # 54 77th
Per Capita Income # 138 40th

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