Shell Rock, Iowa Population 2024

1,271

Shell Rock is a city located in Butler County Iowa. Shell Rock has a 2024 population of 1,271. Shell Rock is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually but its population has increased by 0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,269 in 2020.

The average household income in Shell Rock is $89,553 with a poverty rate of 7.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shell Rock is 34.2 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Shell Rock Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shell Rock was:

  • White: 97.86%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Two or more races: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
793.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.16% (2)
The current population of Shell Rock, Iowa is 1,271 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,269.

Shell Rock, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,50997.86%
Black or African American150.97%
Two or more races110.71%
Asian70.45%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shell Rock Population by Race

Shell Rock Population Pyramid 2024

Shell Rock Median Age

34.2

Total

33.6

Male

35.8

Female

Shell Rock Adults

There are 1,096 adults, (264 of whom are seniors) in Shell Rock.

Shell Rock Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shell Rock Sex Ratio

Female78951.17%
Male75348.83%

Shell Rock Population by Age

Shell Rock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5772.683.716.3
Married3423.1793.66.4
Non Family1581.2566.533.5
Female572.6166.733.3
Male203.351000
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3

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shell Rock Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shell Rock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shell Rock Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.57%.

Shell Rock Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,446

Average Earnings

$54,583

Average Male

$41,250

Average Female

Shell Rock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shell Rock Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shell Rock Language

98.63% of Shell Rock residents speak only English, while 1.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Shell Rock Language

Shell Rock Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,4581087.41%
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7.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.99%

Male Poverty Rate

7.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shell Rock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shell Rock is White, with 7.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shell Rock is White, with 7.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14%.

Shell Rock Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.29%
Some College9.09%
Less Than 9th Grade4.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
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Shell Rock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.49%
Female Employed6.2%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Shell Rock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shell Rock Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shell Rock Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shell Rock Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shell Rock Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shell Rock Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shell Rock Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

65

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Shell Rock Veterans by War

count

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Shell Rock Veterans by Age

count

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Shell Rock Veterans by Race

Shell Rock Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shell Rock Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shell Rock Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shell Rock Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shell Rock Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.7%

Born in Shell Rock

99.55%

Native Born

0.45%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.55% of Shell Rock residents were born in the United States, with 84.7% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shell Rock Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,251-4-0.32%
20281,255-4-0.32%
20271,259-4-0.32%
20261,263-4-0.32%
20251,267-4-0.31%
20241,271-4-0.31%
20231,275-4-0.31%
20221,279-4-0.31%
20211,283141.1%
20201,269-2-0.16%
20191,271-12-0.94%
20181,28320.16%
20171,281-13-1%
20161,294-22-1.67%
20151,316-4-0.3%
20141,320-2-0.15%
20131,32220.15%
20121,32090.69%
20111,311161.24%
20101,295
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Shell Rock Population by Year