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Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Shorewood Hills had a population of 1,771 as of July 1, 2016. Shorewood Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shorewood Hills is located at latitude 43.0788 and longitude -89.4469 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shorewood Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 886 feet.

The Village of Shorewood Hills (GNIS ID: 1584156) 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 Shorewood Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shorewood Hills: Mendota Heights.

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Shorewood Hills, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,771
Population in Households 1,768
Population in Familes 1,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,201
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 639 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $608,848
Average Home Value $656,064


Median Household Income $145,655
Average Household Income $212,866
Per Capita Income $85,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.0% 1.87%
Households 2.24% 2.0%
Families 2.12% 1.98%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shorewood Hills, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shorewood Hills to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 282 64th
Population Density1 # 52 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 126 84th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.