Shell, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shell, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Shell Census Designated Place had a population of 87 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Shell is located at latitude 44.5345 and longitude -107.7845 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Shell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,219 feet.

The Shell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629282) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Shell Census Designated Place is located within Central Big Horn Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Shell Census Designated Place, WY Boundary Map

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Shell, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 87
Population in Households 87
Population in Familes 72
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 76
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $272,500


Median Household Income $51,206
Average Household Income $60,631
Per Capita Income $26,418
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.12%
Households 1.04% 1.53%
Families 3.1% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shell, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shell to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 168 18th
Population Density1 # 143 30th
Diversity Index2 # 94 54th
Median Household Income # 138 33rd
Per Capita Income # 127 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.