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Shorewood, WI
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Living in Shorewood


Shorewood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,859 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shorewood is the 67th 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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Shorewood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Shorewood is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.72% 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 teaching (17.73%), management occupations (12.90%), and healthcare (10.22%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Despite being a small village, Shorewood has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Shorewood is a pretty powerful place. 76.34% of the adults in Shorewood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Shorewood in 2018 was $54,522, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,088 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.