Shell, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shell, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Shell Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Big Horn County at latitude 44.5345 and longitude -107.7845. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,219 feet.

The formal official name is the Shell Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shell, Wyoming.

The U5 Census Class Code for Shell indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Shell, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 85
Population in Households 85
Population in Familes 71
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $255,833


Median Household Income $48,330
Average Household Income $60,759
Per Capita Income $25,677
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.56% 0.92%
Households 0.65% 1.06%
Families 2.93% 1.49%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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, 2014 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 # 142 31st
Diversity Index2 # 91 56th
Median Household Income # 153 25th
Per Capita Income # 131 36th

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