Shorewood, WI

Shorewood profile

Living in Shorewood

Shorewood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,145 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shorewood is the 62nd largest community in Wisconsin. Shorewood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 93.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shorewood is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shorewood who work in management occupations (13.52%), teaching (12.72%), and sales jobs (9.54%).

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Shorewood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Shorewood, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.

Even though Shorewood is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Shorewood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Shorewood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.84% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shorewood in 2018 was $51,445, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,780 for a family of four. However, Shorewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shorewood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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