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Shellsburg, Iowa

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The location of Shellsburg

Welcome to Shellsburg ...

The city of Shellsburg is located in Benton County.

The location of Shellsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Shellsburg has a population of 974 people<2> (see below for details).

Shellsburg is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Shellsburg is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Shellsburg: 52332<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shellsburg had a population of 983 people. This makes Shellsburg the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Shellsburg represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 286th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 983 people, the population of Shellsburg increased 4.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 938 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Shellsburg had an population of 974 people. This is a decrease of 0.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.84% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shellsburg.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shellsburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shellsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shellsburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shellsburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shellsburg ...

Looking for more information about Shellsburg? 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 Shellsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shellsburg.

Communities near Shellsburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Marion   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Vinton   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shellsburg

Robins   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Shellsburg

Located in Linn County

Atkins   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Shellsburg

Urbana   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Shellsburg

Walford   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Shellsburg

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Shellsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Benton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shellsburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shellsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Shellsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shellsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shellsburg) 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 Shellsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shellsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shellsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0931, Longitude: -91.8696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shellsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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