Shellsburg is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 972 people and just one neighborhood, Shellsburg is the 352nd largest community in Iowa.
Shellsburg real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Shellsburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shellsburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.04% of the Shellsburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shellsburg is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shellsburg who work in office and administrative support (10.69%), sales jobs (9.26%), and management occupations (6.41%).
The overall crime rate in Shellsburg is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Being a small city, Shellsburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Shellsburg is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.04% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shellsburg in 2018 was $29,556, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,224 for a family of four. However, Shellsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shellsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shellsburg residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Shellsburg include German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Shellsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Iowa. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Shellsburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 65.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.6%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.2% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Shellsburg, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report English roots (6.1%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (3.8%), along with some British ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.