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Shell Creek township, NE map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 797 (all rural)
Males: 390  (48.9%)
Females: 407  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 796 (709 owner occupied, 87 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%


Races in Shell Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.1%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 36.9
Median age of females: 35.9

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Average household size: 2.83

Shell Creek township:

2.8 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,635 ($46,111 in 1999)
This township:

$55,635
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $403 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $524)
Here:

$403
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $117,750 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Shell Creek township:

$117,750
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,586 - $175,741

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $163,825
Here:

$163,825
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $84,077
Here:

$84,077
State:

$145,274

Mobile homes: $30,985
Here:

$30,985
State:

$29,187

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,340
Here:

$5,340
State:

$71,559
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Loup Park Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Shell Creek township: Shell Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoir: Goedeken Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Shell Creek township: Loup Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (0% naturalized citizens)

Shell Creek township:  0.3%
State:  4.4%

70% of Shell Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Nebraska.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 597
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 99
  • South: 6
  • West: 31
Shell Creek township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 245
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 37
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,600


Housing units in Shell Creek township with a mortgage: 105 (11 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 64

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 29
  • 1970 to 1979: 120
  • 1960 to 1969: 28
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 16
  • 1939 or earlier: 49

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Shell Creek township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9 or more rooms: 46

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shell Creek township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Shell Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 42
  • 3 bedrooms: 112
  • 4 bedrooms: 62
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shell Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Shell Creek township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 109
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Shell Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shell Creek township:

  • German (55.3%)
  • Polish (14.1%)
  • United States or American (5.2%)
  • Irish (5.0%)
  • Czech (3.8%)
  • Swedish (3.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 303 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 37 (9%)
  • Walked: 8 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

95.8% of residents of Shell Creek township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 744
  • In family households: 685 (193 male householders, 25 female householders)
    190 spouses, 246 children (235 natural, 7 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 59 (20 male householders (20 living alone)), 36 female householders (34 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 92 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 54 1-person, 2 2-persons,

211 married couples with children.
22 single-parent households (7 men, 15 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

35.4%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

8.9%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

14.3%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Shell Creek township:

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