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Shields is a town in Dodge County, in the Beaver Dam metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Shields. For links to other places called Shields, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shields is 43.234N. The longitude is -88.817W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 554.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shields demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dodge 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 53579 ZIP code.
55% of Shields residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shields ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shields was $21,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Shields residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shields, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,048.
Dodge County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shields political report.
The average commute time for Shields workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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