Shell Rock, Iowa

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Shell Rock is a city in Butler County, Iowa, United States, along the Shell Rock River. The population was 1,298 at the 2000 census. The city is located along the county's eastern border, between Butler and Bremer counties.


Shell Rock is located at 42°42′40″N 92°35′0″W / 42.71111°N 92.583333°W / 42.71111; -92.583333 (42.711033, -92.583471)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.70%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 535 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 829.9 people per square mile (321.3/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 355.5/sq mi (137.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.38% White, 0.15% African American, 0.39% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 535 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,823, and the median income for a family was $44,265. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,064. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


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