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Shetek is a township in Murray County.
The community name derives from Ojibway for "pelican"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Shetek. For links to other places called Shetek, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shetek is 44.152N. The longitude is -95.637W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,480 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 313.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shetek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Murray County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56132 ZIP code.
42% of Shetek residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shetek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shetek was $25,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Shetek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shetek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,091.
Murray County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shetek political report.
The average commute time for Shetek workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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