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
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 100
  • PO Box Addresses: 215
  • Residential Addresses: 1,421
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 107
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,314

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 54871 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 54871 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Shell Lake, WI 54871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,055
Population in Households 2,988
Population in Familes 2,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $48,042
Average Household Income $63,211
Per Capita Income $26,511


Total Housing Units 2,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 932 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 745 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $164,634
Average Home Value $202,361


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 832
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.07% -0.13%
Households 0.01% -0.08%
Families -0.14% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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

The table below compares 54871 to the other 767 ZIP Codes 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 # 373 51st
Population Density # 564 26th
Diversity Index # 352 54th
Median Household Income # 598 22nd
Per Capita Income # 512 33rd

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