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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Shell Lake is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 1,348. Shell Lake is in Washburn County. Living in Shell Lake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shell Lake there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Shell Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shell Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Shell Lake

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,386
National
$55,322

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Shell Lake Reviews

3 reviews
I love this city. It has a very nice community and it is very outgoing. I would like to see more housing, which is being put in through our mayor, to help with the financially troubled people.
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I grew up in Shell Lake, all my life. So what I love about my hometown is that you have feeling of comfort and safety around and you can walk around the town without getting lost. The only thing I want changed is the pest control but that is about it
I like the freedom and security I feel here. I prefer the county lifestyle to the city so I don't want to much change.