Shell Lake, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Shell Lake had a population of 1,329 as of July 1, 2018. Shell Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shell Lake is located at latitude 45.7264 and longitude -91.91 in Washburn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shell Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 4.39 sq. miles. Washburn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Shell Lake (GNIS ID: 1584143) 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.


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Shell Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,329
Population in Households 1,281
Population in Familes 997
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 229
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,240
Average Household Income $57,927
Per Capita Income $25,986

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $145,938
Average Home Value $195,756
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 361
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.16% -0.15%
Households -0.06% -0.1%
Families 0.14% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Shell Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shell Lake to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 338 56th
Population Density # 638 18th
Diversity Index # 503 35th
Median Household Income # 677 13th
Per Capita Income # 497 36th

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