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Welcome to Shell Rock ...

The city of Shell Rock is located in Butler County<1>.

The location of Shell Rock has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shell Rock has a population of 1,271 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shell Rock.

Shell Rock is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shell Rock lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shell Rock lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Shell Rock: 50670<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shell Rock had an population of 1,271 people. This is a decrease of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shell Rock had a population of 1,296 people (which is 8.72% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Shell Rock the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Shell Rock represents 0.04% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,296 people, the population of Shell Rock has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,298 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shell Rock.

Communities Also Named Shell Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shell Rock - it's located in Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shell Rock.

Communities near Shell Rock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shell Rock.

  • Waterloo [Black Hawk County]
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    • Waterloo [Black Hawk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Shell Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,292 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<7>
  • Cedar Falls [Black Hawk County]
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    • Cedar Falls [Black Hawk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Shell Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Falls<7>
  • Waverly [Bremer County]
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    • Waverly [Bremer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Shell Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,298 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
  • Parkersburg [Butler County]
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    • Parkersburg [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Shell Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Denver [Bremer County]
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      • Denver [Bremer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<7>
    • Nashua [Chickasaw County]
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      • Nashua [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,571 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
    • Tripoli [Bremer County]
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      • Tripoli [Bremer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripoli
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tripoli<7>
    • Clarksville [Butler County]
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      • Clarksville [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<7>
    • Dike [Grundy County]
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      • Dike [Grundy County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dike
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dike<7>
    • Greene [Butler County]
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      • Greene [Butler County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Shell Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greene<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shell Rock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shell Rock.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shell Rock. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shell Rock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shell Rock. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shell Rock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shell Rock ...

Looking for more information about Shell Rock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shell Rock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shell Rock.

Adding Shell Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shell Rock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shell Rock was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shell Rock on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Butler County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shell Rock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Butler County: www.butlercoiowa.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shell Rock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shell Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shell Rock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shell Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shell Rock) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shell Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shell RockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shell Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7124, Longitude: -92.5818       In this case, the coordinates for Shell Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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