Shell Rock, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 1,275 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 610  (47.9%)
Females: 665  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50670.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,864 (it was $36,823 in 2000)
Shell Rock:

$58,864
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,366 (it was $17,064 in 2000)

Shell Rock city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,830 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Shell Rock:

$127,830
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $218,102; detached houses: $216,774; townhouses or other attached units: $136,460; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,085; mobile homes: $35,228

Median gross rent in 2019: $561.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shell Rock: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Shell Rock, Iowa as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shell Rock is 633 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (64.5%), American (10.2%), English (4.6%), Irish (4.5%), Norwegian (2.6%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/1/1875

Elevation: 903 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 815 people per square mile   (low).

Shell Rock, Iowa map

16 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,222 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,375 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (19.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (157.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (258.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Waverly, IA (2.4 miles ),
Clarksville, IA (2.6 miles ),
Janesville, IA (2.8 miles ),
Plainfield, IA (3.1 miles ),
New Hartford, IA (3.2 miles ),
Allison, IA (3.3 miles ),
Denver, IA (3.6 miles ),
Parkersburg, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.71 N, Longitude: 92.58 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Shell Rock, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shell Rock, IA in 2019
Shell Rock satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $47,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $285,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $210,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $334,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Shell Rock, IA residents
Average permit cost in Shell Rock, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Shell Rock, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (12.1%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (21.7%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Shell Rock, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Shell Rock, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shell Rock, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Shell Rock-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Shell Rock city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 27.6 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shell Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 126% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.1 miles away from Shell Rock center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.9 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 364.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 207.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 384.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 492.5 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 Butler County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shell Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Shell Rock:

  • SHELL ROCK HEALTHCARE CENTER (920 NORTH CHERRY STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Shell Rock:

  • BREMER-BUTLER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WAVERLY, IA)
  • CEDAR VALLEY WAVERLY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WAVERLY, IA)
  • WAVERLY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WAVERLY, IA)
  • COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WAVERLY, IA)
  • CLARKSVILLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, IA)
  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF ALLISON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALLISON, IA)
  • DENVER SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DENVER, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shell Rock:

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 15 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 24 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 41 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 42 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 49 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 58 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Riverland Community College (about 71 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)

Public elementary/middle school in Shell Rock:

See full list of schools located in Shell Rock

Library in Shell Rock:

  • BENNY GAMBAIANI PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $59,795; Location: 104 S CHERRY ST; 13,978 books; 291 audio materials; 624 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shell Rock: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Shell Rock (B), Shell Rock Police Department (C), Benny Gambaiani Public Library (D), Shell Rock Fire Station (E), Shell Rock Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shell Rock include: First Baptist Church (A), Peace Lutheran Church (B), Faith Lutheran Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Butler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shell Rock and their reported violations in the past:

MIDWEST MFG (SHELL RK PROD-PK BLDGWELL) (Address: 22281 WRANGLER AVE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-12-2005 to NOV-09-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2005), St BCA signed (SEP-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-08-2005 to NOV-09-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Shell Rock (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: Shell Rock Branch at 104 N. Cherry, branch established on 1993/01/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.5 mil, Deposits: $58.9 mil, headquarters in Waverly, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fayette Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Shell Rock:

Marital status in Shell Rock, IA
  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Shell Rock:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shell Rock
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shell Rock, IA (based on Butler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,56527
Evangelical Protestant2,19119
Catholic5701
Black Protestant1831
Other-1
None4,358-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Butler County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Butler County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

26.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shell Rock:

46.6%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Shell Rock:

29.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shell Rock:

22.1%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.8%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shell Rock:

36.4%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Shell Rock:

76.6%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shell Rock, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$3,372$40,4640$0
Financial Administration 1$3,920$47,0401$980
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,092$49,1040$0
Sewerage 1$3,046$36,5520$0
Streets and Highways 1$6,745$80,9400$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$5,810
Totals for Government 5$21,175$50,8204$6,790

Shell Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $406,000 ($318.43)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($43.92)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($21.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($3.92)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $171,000 ($134.12)
    Sewerage: $158,000 ($123.92)
    Police Protection: $137,000 ($107.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $133,000 ($104.31)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($94.90)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($66.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($58.82)
    Water Utilities: $74,000 ($58.04)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($40.00)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($28.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($15.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($14.12)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($10.20)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($7.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($33.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $40,000 ($31.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($24.31)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($5.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $309,000 ($242.35)

Shell Rock government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $139,000 ($109.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000 ($106.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($13.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $42,000 ($32.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $201,000 ($157.65)
    Special Assessments: $22,000 ($17.25)
    Rents: $8,000 ($6.27)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($3.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($98.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $161,000 ($126.27)
    Other: $105,000 ($82.35)
  • Tax - Property: $786,000 ($616.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,000 ($65.88)
    Other License: $5,000 ($3.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($3.14)

Shell Rock government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,745,000 ($1368.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,505,000 ($1180.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000 ($188.24)

Shell Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,086,000 ($1636.08)

Businesses in Shell Rock, IA

  • Ford: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shell Rock:

  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KWAY (1470 AM; 1 kW; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shell Rock:

  • KWAY-FM (99.3 FM; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWAR (89.1 FM; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: WARTBURG COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Shell Rock:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Shell Rock fatal accident list:

Nov 11, 2013 07:05 PM, Cr-E Grove St, Lat: 42.711242, Lon: -92.573114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 8, 1998 03:15 AM, Prairie Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 6, 1981 01:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.8mTotal length
  • 12,605Total average daily traffic
  • 866Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,605Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shell Rock, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shell Rock, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Shell Rock)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 30750 212th St., Admin Building Station Identification Base Station (Lat: 42.738222 Lon: -92.618917), Type: Building, Structure height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQJF207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.662 MHz, 452.112 MHz, 462.112 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2018, Expiration Date: 08/18/2028, Certifier: Robin Sampson, Registrant: Flint Hills Resources, Lc, 4111 East 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67201, Phone: (316) 828-8062, Email:
  • Lat: 42.685694 Lon: -92.566056, Call Sign: WQTF707, Licensee ID: L01819697,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.245 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 01/24/2024, Certifier: Aaron Epely, Registrant: Aaron Epely, 33421 250th St., Shell Rock, IA 50670, Phone: (319) 269-5821
  • 30750 212th Street, Process Building Control Room (Lat: 42.737056 Lon: -92.617028), Type: Building, Structure height: 18.1 m, Call Sign: WQXD952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2016, Expiration Date: 02/09/2026, Certifier: Mike Wilkes, Registrant: Flint Hills Resources, LP, 4111 East 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67201, Phone: (316) 828-7373, Fax: (316) 828-9120, Email:
  • Lat: 42.736333 Lon: -92.618889, Call Sign: WQXJ477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.562 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/23/2026, Certifier: Mike Wilkes, Registrant: Flint Hills Resources, LP, 4111 East 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67201, Phone: (316) 828-7373, Fax: (316) 828-9120, Email:
  • Lat: 42.730778 Lon: -92.612444, Call Sign: WRER749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.787 MHz, 457.787 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2019, Expiration Date: 12/10/2029, Certifier: Adam Hanson, Registrant: Cdl-Electric Co., Inc, 1308 N Walnut St., Pittsburgh, KS 66762, Phone: (620) 231-6420, Fax: (620) 231-6421, Email:
  • Lat: 42.726861 Lon: -92.578861, Call Sign: WREY733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.625 MHz, 464.362 MHz, 463.587 MHz, 463.350 MHz, 464.187 MHz, 463.625 MHz, 464.362 MHz, 463.587 MHz, 463.350 MHz, 464.187 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2020, Expiration Date: 01/04/2030, Certifier: Steve Manor, Registrant: United Radio Communications, Inc, 9200 S Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455, Phone: (630) 240-0911, Fax: (630) 477-0367, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shell Rock)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 21 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Shell Rock, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (54.9%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shell Rock, IA
    • 8454.9%Outside Fires
    • 5234.0%Structure Fires
    • 159.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shell Rock, IA
Most common first names in Shell Rock, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1877.7 years
James1372.6 years
William1376.3 years
Anna1080.0 years
Dorothy981.6 years
George980.3 years
Henry883.4 years
Ruth886.1 years
Robert878.4 years
Helen885.2 years
Most common last names in Shell Rock, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nieman1380.3 years
Johnson978.0 years
Kramer876.9 years
Renning884.1 years
Jones787.0 years
Williams784.3 years
Hall686.7 years
Smith679.0 years
Avery577.0 years
Cain573.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shell Rock, IA
  • 85.4%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shell Rock, IA
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 46.3%Electricity


Shell Rock compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael D. Van Mill (25)
  • Ronald J. Schlimgen (20)
  • Ronald J. Schllmgen (4)
  • Michael Van Mill (3)
  • Kelly J. Bohlen (2)
  • Micheal D. Van Mill (1)
  • Christopher V Zahrt (1)
  • Shoshanna R. Coon (1)
  • Steve Downing (1)
  • Robert J. Mehmen (1)

Total of 36 patent applications in 2008-2023.