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People

Total Population 1,375
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 26.8%
Employed Population 16+ 483
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,125
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.5%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $128,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 13.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shell Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles N of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Washburn
Standard Zip Codes 54871
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.739
Longitude -91.925

Shell Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPOONER EXPERMNT FARM
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station CUMBERLAND
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station RICE LAKE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Almena 684 $48,750
Birchwood 466 $36,250
Cumberland 2,434 $51,591
Haugen 361 $52,917
Rice Lake 8,355 $47,074
Spooner 2,625 $41,685

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shell Lake Public Libraries

Library
Shell Lake Public Library
501 1ST ST.
Shell Lake, Wisconsin
(715) 468-2074

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Shell Lake Hospitals

INDIANHEAD MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
113 4TH AVE PO BOX 300
(715) 468-7833
Emergency Service: Yes

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Shell Lake High Schools

SHELL LAKE JR/SR HI
271 HIGHWAY 63
715-468-7814
Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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