Shorewood, WI
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Shorewood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,311 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shorewood is the 62nd largest community in Wisconsin. Much of the housing stock in Shorewood was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Shorewood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Shorewood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Shorewood is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shorewood is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shorewood who work in management occupations (15.06%), teaching (12.50%), and office and administrative support (12.08%).

Of important note, Shorewood is also a village of artists. Shorewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Shorewood’s character.

Also of interest is that Shorewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Shorewood, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Shorewood is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Shorewood. 67.60% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shorewood in 2010 was $43,101, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,404 for a family of four. However, Shorewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Shorewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shorewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shorewood include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Shorewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.