Shellsburg, Iowa

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Shellsburg, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Shellsburg, Iowa

Comparing Shellsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Age of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Shellsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 206 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 52332
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.094
Longitude -91.869

Shellsburg Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VINTON
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station OELWEIN 2 S
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
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Shellsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 938 100%
Male 484 51.6%
Female 454 48.4%
Under 18 258 27.5%
18+ 680 72.5%
65+ 123 13.1%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3
White 929 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Shellsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,028
Growth 90
Growth % 9.6%

Shellsburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41%
English 14.9%
Irish 9%
US/American 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Czech 2.9%
Dutch 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Czechoslovakian 2.3%
Norwegian 2%
Italian 1.5%
Hungarian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Scottish 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shellsburg 938 $49,219
Atkins 977 $58,375
Center Point 2,007 $55,677
Newhall 886 $51,250
Palo 614 $58,571
Urbana 1,019 $54,327
Vinton 5,102 $41,546

Shellsburg Public Libraries

Shellsburg Public Library
"110 MAIN ST., BOX 248"
Shellsburg, Iowa
(319) 436-2112

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