Alvin, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 157. Population change since 2000: -15.6%
Males: 83  (52.9%)
Females: 74  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  60.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 54542

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,474 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Alvin:

$32,474
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,404 (it was $15,643 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,111 (it was $74,200 in 2000)
Alvin:

$116,111
WI:

$163,000
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    • 15498.1%White alone
    • 31.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alvin: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), English (14.5%), Irish (10.2%), Dutch (2.7%), Polish (2.7%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1670 feet

Land area: 115.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Alvin, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Alvin:

  • High school or higher: 61.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alvin town:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 72.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Alvin town:  0.9% ($700)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Alvin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (107.8 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (201.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tipler, WI (3.2 miles ), Popple River, WI (3.2 miles) , Caspian, MI (3.4 miles ), Stambaugh, MI (3.5 miles ), Gaastra, MI (3.5 miles ), Iron River, MI (3.5 miles ), Hiles, WI (3.6 miles ), Mineral Hills, MI (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $44,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $7,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.96 N, Longitude: 88.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

Alvin household income distribution Alvin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+28.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Metal and metal products (17%)
  • Fuel dealers (17%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (28%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (26%)
  • Construction laborers (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)

Average climate in Alvin, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alvin-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Alvin town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alvin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 348.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 311.6 miles away from Alvin center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 486.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 360.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 522.1 miles away from Alvin center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 437.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Forest County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alvin:

  • DICKINSON IRON DIST HELTH DEPT (Hospital, about 13 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • IRON RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • UNITED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • NORTHSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alvin:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 79 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 80 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 81 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 106 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 106 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 109 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 112 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Notable locations in Alvin: Stevens Lake Campground (A), Klocks Resort (B), Windsor Dam Campground (C), Brule River Recreation Area (D), Mile Post Zero and Treaty Tree Point of Interest (E), Alvin Volunteer Fire and Rescue (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ramsdell Lake (A), Robinson Lake (B), Stevens Lake (C), Wapoose Lake (D), Killborn Lake (E), Briss Lake (F), Chuks Lake (G), Onimish Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Lilypad Creek (B), Gaspardo Creek (C), Mainline Creek (D), Charlie Otto Creek (E), Brule Creek (F), Alvin Creek (G), Allen Creek (H), North Branch Pine River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Forest County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alvin and their reported violations in the past:

PINE ACRES PUB LLC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2008), St Boil Water Order (NOV-06-2008), St Public Notif issued (DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alvin that have no violations reported:

  • Y NOT HERE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Alvin compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alvin town (based on Forest County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9845
Evangelical Protestant1,13211
Mainline Protestant2664
Other23
None4,920-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Forest County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Forest County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Forest County:

28.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.3%
State:

13.0%

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, WI  0.45% ($58,750 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.45% ($39,063)
from Oneida County, WI  0.31% ($44,545)


4.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, WI  0.39% ($36,571 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.39% ($35,571)
to Outagamie County, WI  0.36% ($30,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alvin:

  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alvin:

  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXPR (91.7 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/CASTING, INC.)
  • WRJO (94.5 FM; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: BERNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W237AW (95.3 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WLSL (93.7 FM; THREE LAKES, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF RHINELANDER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alvin:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 930Total average daily traffic
  • 56Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,355Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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