Shellsburg, Iowa Population 2021

966
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Shellsburg is a city located in Benton County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 966, it is the 287th largest city in Iowa and the 10441st largest city in the United States . Shellsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 983 in 2010. Shellsburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Shellsburg has a population density of 1,223 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shellsburg is $69,616 with a poverty rate of 10.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $769 per month, and the median house value is $153,300. The median age in Shellsburg is 50.5 years, 52.8 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.

Shellsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shellsburgwas:

  • White: 95.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shellsburg, Iowa is 966 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 972.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 983.

Shellsburg, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91895.72%
Two or More Races242.50%
Black or African American171.77%
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Shellsburg Population by Race

Shellsburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Shellsburg Median Age

50.5


Total

52.8


Male

48.2


Female

Shellsburg Adults

There are 796 adults, (164 of whom are seniors) in Shellsburg.

Shellsburg Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shellsburg Sex Ratio

Female

521

54.33%

Male

438

45.67%

Shellsburg Population by Age

Shellsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shellsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female0%100%
Non Family73.8%26.2%
All78.4%21.6%
Married90.1%9.9%
Male100%0%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shellsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3932.3978.4
Married2432.8990.1
Non Family1071.1773.8
Female332.30
Male103.4100

2.77

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Shellsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade324.37%
9th to 12th Grade182.46%
High School Graduate29640.44%
Some College18725.55%
Associates Degree7610.38%
Bachelors Degree8611.75%
Graduate Degree375.05%
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Shellsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shellsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White687653123
Hispanic248
Black1717
2+ Races44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.90%.

Shellsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,011$50,500$38,068
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$41,845$40,982$47,813
Some College$39,375$57,727$30,938
Bachelors Degree$53,125$54,375$48,333
Graduate Degree$45,417$$

$42,011

Average Earnings

$50,500

Average Male

$38,068

Average Female

Shellsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shellsburg Language by Age

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Shellsburg Language

96.91% of Shellsburg residents speak only English, while 3.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Shellsburg Language

Shellsburg Poverty by Race

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10.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.55%

Male Poverty Rate

12.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shellsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shellsburg is White, with 11.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shellsburg is White, with 11.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.04%.

Shellsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.75%
Bachelors or Greater10.57%
Some College8.75%
Less Than 9th Grade8.70%

Shellsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed16.15%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed3.05%

Shellsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shellsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,159$69,616
Families$74,286$78,933
Married Families$79,464-
Non Families$34,402$41,993
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Income by Household Type

Shellsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shellsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Shellsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shellsburg Marital Status by Race

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Shellsburg Marital Status

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119

Number of Veterans

115

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam39
Second Gulf War15
Korea13
First Gulf War9
World War II

Shellsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6432
75+30
65 to 7428
35 to 5417
18 to 3412

Shellsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11114.32%
Black847.06%

Shellsburg Veterans by Race

Shellsburg Veterans by Education

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2.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shellsburg Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shellsburg Employment by Age

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Shellsburg Employment by Race

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Shellsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.75%

Born in Shellsburg

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Shellsburg residents were born in the United States, with 76.75% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shellsburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021966-3-0.31%
2020969-3-0.31%
2019972-3-0.31%
20189750.00%
201797550.52%
2016970121.25%
2015958-4-0.42%
2014962-13-1.33%
2013975-9-0.91%
2012984-12-1.20%
201199630.30%
20109930.00%

Shellsburg Population by Year