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  •   State: 
    Lafayette County
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    42°34′26″N 90°13′55″W
      Area total: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.45 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.45 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    980 ft (300 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    894.30 residents per square mile of area (345.37/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Shullsburg is a city in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1827 it is one of the oldest settlements in Wisconsin. It is known for its history of lead mining and its cheese industry. There are 34 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places on its historic Water Street Commercial District. Shullsburg High School was built in 1900 designed by the town physician Dr. C.C. Gratiot. The 8-Acre Badger Park, designed by Phelps Wyman, was completed in 1942 by the Works Progress Administration. In February 1943, a collapse at the Mulcahy mine killed two miners, then a second collapse killed six of the rescuers who were trying to dig the first two miners out. In 1974 the Emily Franz Scholarship Fund was formed to help high school students pay for college and is today worth 1.8 million dollars. In 2001 a new library and community center was built with private funds only. In 2016 it was named a Wisconsin Main Street Community. The city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km²) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has the population of 1,226, with 534 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.2% Asian, and 2% from two or more races. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 21, 24.5% from 25 to 44, and 45.8% from 45 to 64.


Shullsburg was founded during the 1820s in parts by Jason Shull and Henry Gratiot and due to their ventures into lead mining. In 1841 Missionary Priest Samuel Mazzuchelli platted the Northeast section of town and named the streets after the virtues of life. After arrival of railroad in the 1880s the Water Street Commercial District saw the construction of its many brick and limestone buildings. The last working lead mine in the Upper Midwest Lead District closed at Shullsburg in 1979 and the town fell on hard times. During the 1990s and 2000s the restoration of buildings became important to building preservationists. In 2016 it was named a Wisconsin Main Street Community. The town is home to St. Matthews Church and Parish, one of the oldest Catholic parishes in Wisconsin. In 2010 the parish celebrated its 175th anniversary with a mass led by Bishop Robert C. Morlino. Today (2019) the K-12 school serves the community of Shullburg and 360 students. The school is a Romanesque structure built in 1900. It is highlighted by arched windows and three arched door openings that form arcades across the buildings facade. The building is built of limestone quarried from the local Rennick Quarry. In 1949 a gymnasium was built of matching limestone with crews provided by the Motherland Works Progress Administration. Another gym addition occurred in 1996. Today the sextagonal steeple stands at 135 feet tall with a 12 foot cross. In 1907 the steeple was felled in a storm and was replaced the following year along with the placement of stained glass windows.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km²), all of it land. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. It is the only city in the state to have a population of more than 1,000. The population of the town was 1,071 at the 2010 census. The town has a history dating back to the 18th century. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1881. It has been the scene of numerous battles between Native Americans and settlers since the 19th century, including several battles in which the city was a site of refuge for the Native Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It also hosted the opening of the Ohio River, which flows through the city and into the Mississippi River. The river was named after the town's first inhabitants, who lived in the area from 1805 to 1810. The Ohio River was the source of the river's name; it is also known as the "Ohio River" or the "Discovery River" because of its location in the Great Lakes region of the United States. In the early 20th century the city became known for its role as a hub for the mining industry, which was based in the nearby town of Doylestown. The area was also known for being a popular tourist destination, especially for its blacksmiths.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,226 people, 534 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.2% Asian, and 0. 2% from two or more races. There were 549 housing units at an average density of 499 per square mile. In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females, therewere 94.9 males. ForEvery 100 females age 18 and over, There were 92.7 males. The average household size was 2.3 and the average family size was2.96. The city is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas. It is one of the largest military bases in the state, with more than 1,000 troops stationed in the area. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. It has been home to the Army National Guard since the 1950s. The U.N. has a base there, which has been used as a base since the 1960s. It also has a military air base, which was used during the Second World War.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin = 95.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 33. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Shullsburg = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,635 individuals with a median age of 43.2 age the population dropped by -6.10% in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 894.30 residents per square mile of area (345.37/km²). There are average 2.24 people per household in the 515 households with an average household income of $38,873 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -2.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.40%. The number of physicians in Shullsburg per 100,000 population = 43.


The annual rainfall in Shullsburg = 33.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 32.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 70.10%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 63 years with median home cost = $90,980 and home appreciation of 19.10%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.21 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,859 per student. There are 12.2 students for each teacher in the school, 500 students for each Librarian and 364 students for each Counselor. 8.11% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.87% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.27% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Shullsburg's population in Lafayette County, Wisconsin of 1,250 residents in 1900 has increased 1,31-fold to 1,635 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.45% female residents and 48.55% male residents live in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 42.41% are single population.

  • 24.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Shullsburg require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.16% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.43% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.17% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, 70.10% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.38% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.51% are vacant.

  • The 72.91% of the population in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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