Shell Lake, WI Population

Population: 1,309. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,372 (+4.8% change)
Males: 596 (45.5%), Females: 713 (54.5%)

Washburn County

Zip code: 54871

Median resident age: 47.0 years
Median household income: $33,073
Median house value: $85,400

Races in Shell Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (37.8%), Norwegian (15.4%), Irish (9.7%), English (9.6%), Swedish (9.6%), United States (5.4%).

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 6.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Shell Lake

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shell Lake city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +145 (+12.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Shell Lake:

  • INDIANHEAD MEDICAL CTR SHELL LAKE (113 4TH AVE PO BOX 300)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Shell Lake:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shell Lake:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 68 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • DULUTH INTL (about 78 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 108 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shell Lake:

  • SHELL LAKE MUNI (about 2 miles; SHELL LAKE, WI; Abbreviation: SSQ)
  • CUMBERLAND MUNI (about 17 miles; CUMBERLAND, WI; Abbreviation: UBE)
  • BARRON MUNI (about 24 miles; BARRON, WI; Abbreviation: 9Y7)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Shell Lake:

  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,045; Location: 505 Pine Ridge Drive; Public; Website: www.witc.tec.wi.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Shell Lake:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 60 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR (about 67 miles; SUPERIOR, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,436)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 73 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 73 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH (about 75 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 8,224)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE (about 77 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,512)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 78 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)

Schools

Public high school in Shell Lake:

  • SHELL LAKE JR/SR HI (Students: 285; Location: 271 HIGHWAY 63; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Shell Lake:

  • SHELL LAKE EL (3-6) (Students: 177; Location: 271 HIGHWAY 63; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • SHELL LAKEPRIMARY (K-2) (Students: 138; Location: 271 HIGHWAY 63; Grades: PK – 02)

Libraries

Library in Shell Lake:

  • SHELL LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $73,021; Location: 501 1ST STREET; 13,340 books; 591 audio materials; 456 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)