Shelby, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 4,715. Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 2,362  (50.1%)
Females: 2,353  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54601.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $77,857 (it was $64,890 in 2000)
Shelby:

$77,857
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,215 (it was $32,899 in 2000)

Shelby town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,422 (it was $125,600 in 2000)
Shelby:

$209,422
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $220,430; Detached houses: $232,556; Townhouses or other attached units: $304,732; In 2-unit structures: $210,847; Mobile homes: $32,017
Shelby races chart
  • White alone - 4,493 (95.3%)
  • Asian alone - 88 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 45 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)

Races in Shelby detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shelby: 172.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (51.0%), Norwegian (19.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (8.8%), Polish (5.0%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 694 feet

Land area: 25.6 square miles.

Population density: 184 people per square mile   (very low).

Shelby,WI real estate house value index trend

Shelby, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Shelby:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shelby town:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

118 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:  2.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Shelby town:  1.9% ($2,389)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Shelby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (3.5 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (102.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: La Crosse, WI (1.9 miles ), Medary, WI (2.5 miles ), Brownsville, MN (2.5 miles ), La Crescent, MN (2.6 miles ), Bergen, WI (2.6 miles ), Barre, WI (2.6 miles ), French Island, WI (2.6 miles ), Campbell, WI (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 91.20 W

Shelby household income distribution Shelby home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -110 (-2.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Health care (14%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Machinery (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Physicians and surgeons (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Shelby: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shelby, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Shelby, Wisconsin average temperatures Shelby, Wisconsin average precipitation Shelby, Wisconsin humidity Shelby, Wisconsin wind speed Shelby, Wisconsin snowfall Shelby, Wisconsin sunshine Shelby, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Shelby-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Shelby town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 406.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from Shelby center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 271.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 383.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from Shelby center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelby topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shelby:

  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • BETHANY ST JOSEPH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • BETHANY RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTH MED CTR Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL-LA CROSSE HHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near Shelby:

  • 6 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelby:

  • Viterbo University (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 30 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 32 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 44 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 54 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

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Notable location: Shelby Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Shelby include: Saint Josephs Church (A), South La Crosse Southern Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kienholz Cemetery (1), Mormon Coulee Memorial Park (2), Chipmunk Coulee Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mormon Creek (A), Pammel Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shelby include: Goose Island County Park (1), Mormon Coulee Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

La Crosse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.7%
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Shelby compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelby town (based on La Crosse County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.14%
Here: 64.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents45.9%25.2%11.7%3.4%2.2%
Congregations13.2%19.8%11.0%5.5%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.4%0.8%5.0%
Congregations6.6%3.3%3.3%4.4%28.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
La Crosse County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
La Crosse County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,700 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($30,172 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.32% ($28,178)
from Houston County, MN  0.30% ($31,343)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($128 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WI  0.38% ($32,121 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.33% ($30,530)
to Vernon County, WI  0.30% ($36,212)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K201BW (88.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, ETC., MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Shelby:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total average daily traffic: 35,658
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,090
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 44,471

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Shelby, WI

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2801 Ward Ave (Lat: 43.775528 Lon: -91.204861), Call Sign: KNAS766, Licensee ID: L00110766
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/13/2021
    Registrant: Shelby, Town Of, 2801 Ward Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601, Phone: (608) 788-1032

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