Shell Lake, WI 54871 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 54871: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shell Lake, WI 54871

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 99
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,311
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 106
  • County: Washburn County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.761, Longitude -92.105
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 54871 has segments in 2 Counties (Burnett, Washburn).

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Shell Lake, WI 54871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,290
Population in Households 3,222
Population in Familes 2,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,356
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 898
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,024 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 332 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 786 (36.7%)
Median Home Value $160,065
Average Home Value $198,804


Median Household Income $44,640
Average Household Income $59,350
Per Capita Income $24,722
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.43%
Households 0.64% 0.47%
Families 0.55% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Shell Lake, WI 54871 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 54871 to the other 772 ZIP Codes 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 # 358 54th
Population Density1 # 577 25th
Diversity Index2 # 364 53rd
Median Household Income # 593 23rd
Per Capita Income # 511 34th

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