Shell Lake, WI

Census Place

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2022 Population
1,664
3.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
10.9% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
6.42% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,500
6.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$180,100
24.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
620
5.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shell Lake, WI had a population of 1.66k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $52,500. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shell Lake, WI grew from 1,613 to 1,664, a 3.16% increase and its median household income grew from $49,250 to $52,500, a 6.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shell Lake, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.05%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.721%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.421%).

None of the households in Shell Lake, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Shell Lake, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shell Lake, WI are Northwood Technical College (1,764 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Shell Lake, WI was $180,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Shell Lake, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Shell Lake, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shell Lake, WI is home to a population of 1.66k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.74% of Shell Lake, WI residents were born outside of the country (29 people).

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54k people) in Shell Lake, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 19 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Shell Lake, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shell Lake, WI was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shell Lake, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54k ± 181
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    84 ± 43.4
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    19 ± 24
0.3%
Hispanic Population
5 people

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54k people) in Shell Lake, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 19 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.3% of the people in Shell Lake, WI are hispanic (5 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29 people
0.682%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11 people

As of 2022, 1.74% of Shell Lake, WI residents (29 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shell Lake, WI was 0.682%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    41 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    24 ± 20
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18 ± 13

Shell Lake, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shell Lake, WI employs 620 people. The largest industries in Shell Lake, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (137 people), Manufacturing (83 people), and Retail Trade (78 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($153,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($151,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,250).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

620
2022 Value
± 92
5.62%
1 Year growth
± 20.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shell Lake, WI grew at a rate of 5.62%, from 587 employees to 620 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shell Lake, WI, are Sales & Related Occupations (96 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (70 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (63 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shell Lake, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

620
2022 Value
± 92
5.62%
1 Year growth
± 20.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shell Lake, WI grew at a rate of 5.62%, from 587 employees to 620 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shell Lake, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (137 people), Manufacturing (83 people), and Retail Trade (78 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shell Lake, WI, though some of these residents may live in Shell Lake, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,056
Median earning men ± $8,714
$27,188
Median earning women ± $3,838

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($153,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,125), and Manufacturing ($66,719).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,333).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shell Lake, WI awarded 1,764 degrees. The student population of Shell Lake, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,080 male students and 1,597 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shell Lake, WI are White (1,536 and 87.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (73 and 4.14%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 3.06%), and Asian (29 and 1.64%).

The largest universities in Shell Lake, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northwood Technical College (1,764 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Shell Lake, WI are Welding Technology (368 and 20.9%), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (98 and 5.56%), and Teacher Assistant & Aides (97 and 5.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,677 students enrolled in Shell Lake, WI, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,304 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Shell Lake, WI was Welding Technology with 54 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,764 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwood Technical College with 1,764 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 781 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shell Lake, WI, which is 0.795 times less than the 983 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,536 degrees mean that there were 21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 73 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,570) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shell Lake, WI was $180,100 in 2022, which is 0.639 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,400 to $180,100, a 24.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Shell Lake, WI is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shell Lake, WI have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shell Lake, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$180,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,847
$456
Median Property Taxes
±$67

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shell Lake, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Shell Lake, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9506
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$52,500
Median Household Income
± $11,540
636
Number of Households
± 77

In 2022, the median household income of the 636 households in Shell Lake, WI grew to $52,500 from the previous year's value of $49,250.

The following chart displays the households in Shell Lake, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shell Lake, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (13.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.02%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Shell Lake, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.3%) and those who worked at home (9.02%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shell Lake, WI have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Shell Lake, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shell Lake, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shell Lake, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shell Lake, WI (184 out of 1.57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shell Lake, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Shell Lake, WI has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 4.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washburn County, WI see 1048 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1059 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2245 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1122 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,048 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washburn County, WI

Primary care physicians in Washburn County, WI see an average of 1,048 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,059 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washburn County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 40.5% were men and 59.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.3%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
21.5%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
4.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shell Lake, WI declined by 11.4% from 3.73% to 3.3%.

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