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Shorewood, WI
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Shorewood profile


Living in Shorewood



Shorewood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,526 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shorewood is the 67th 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 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Shorewood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.37% 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.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Shorewood. 78.48% 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 2018 was $57,257, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,028 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 Spanish and Polish.