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Living In Shellsburg, IA

The small town of Shellsburg, Iowa is home to slightly less than 1,000 people. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 44, the town's residents are older than most cities in Iowa. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 87% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,059/month is substantially higher than the state average of $810.

There are three primary industries in Shellsburg: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 29% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $82,000, Shellsburg workers bring in more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Shellsburg has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (11%). Furthermore, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 27 minutes, slower than most cities in Iowa, Shellsburg residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 51% of commuters, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.


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