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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 2012: $32,288 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Alvin:

$32,288
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,358

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,594 (it was $74,200 in 2000)
Alvin:

$115,594
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $134,978; Detached houses: $156,990; Mobile homes: $59,675

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  • White alone - 154 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alvin: 160.1 (very high, 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).




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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)
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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 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

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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 July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+28.3%).

Most common industries (%)
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%)


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Tornado activity:

Alvin-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 44% 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.

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: Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alvin:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 80 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 81 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 106 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 107 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 109 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 112 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 118 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)

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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
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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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alvin, WI

Alvin compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.79%
Here43.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents60.3%11.4%10.3%4.8%3.6%
Congregations30.0%15.0%10.0%10.0%5.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.8%2.8%1.8%1.3%0.9%
Congregations10.0%5.0%5.0%5.0%5.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Forest County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Forest County:

9.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Forest County:

28.5%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.3%
State:

13.0%

6.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oneida County, WI  0.63% ($23,864 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.46% ($40,500)
from Brown County, WI  0.40% ($43,786)


5.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oneida County, WI  0.60% ($36,810 average AGI)
to Brown County, WI  0.58% ($36,650)
to Oconto County, WI  0.43% ($31,933)

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
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 930
Total average daily truck traffic: 56
Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic: 1,355

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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