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Shelton is a village located in Buffalo County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,140. It is located west of Grand Island along both the Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 30.
Shelton is located at 40°46'39" North, 98°43'60" West (40.777487, -98.733282).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,140 people, 425 households, and 308 families residing in the village. The population density is 603.0/km² (1,551.5/mi²). There are 460 housing units at an average density of 243.3/km² (626.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 87.98% White, 0.79% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 10.18% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 16.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 425 households out of which 38.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.18.
In the village the population is spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $37,583, and the median income for a family is $42,381. Males have a median income of $28,864 versus $20,972 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,232. 12.1% of the population and 7.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.5% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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