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Population in 2010: 512. Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 

Males: 266  (52.0%)
Females: 246  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  39.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54511.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,844 (it was $40,909 in 2000)
Argonne:

$49,844
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,484

Argonne town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,841 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Argonne:

$116,841
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,578; Detached houses: $149,395; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $570,988; Mobile homes: $88,485

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Argonne races chart
  • White alone - 465 (90.8%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (4.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Argonne: 142.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.0%), Irish (22.0%), Polish (12.8%), French (6.2%), English (6.0%), French Canadian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1641 feet

Land area: 108.2 square miles.

Population density: 4.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Argonne:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Argonne town:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

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

Argonne town:  0.9% ($658)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Argonne satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (93.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (185.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (275.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ross, WI (2.6 miles) , Newald, WI (2.7 miles) , Hiles, WI (3.0 miles ), Popple River, WI (3.0 miles) , Caswell, WI (3.2 miles) , Crandon, WI (3.4 miles ), Piehl, WI (3.7 miles) , Three Lakes, WI (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 45.73 N, Longitude: 88.85 W

Area code: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+7.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Argonne-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Argonne 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 16.4 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 Argonne:

  • CRANDON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CRANDON, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Argonne:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 91 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 92 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 92 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 95 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 98 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 98 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 103 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)

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Notable location: Argonne Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Little Pine Motel (9245 State Highway 32).

 
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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.10
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.44
U.S.:

9.59

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

POPPLE RIVER PUB AND GRUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

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

10.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Argonne, WI

Argonne compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Argonne 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 Argonne:

  • 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)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Argonne:

  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXPR (91.7 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/CASTING, INC.)
  • WLSL (93.7 FM; THREE LAKES, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF RHINELANDER, INC.)
  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Argonne:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,460
Total average daily truck traffic: 65
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,583


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Carl E Manson, 4407 Us Hwy 8 (Lat: 45.655222 Lon: -88.654444), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Edward G Roach, 4407 Us Hwy 8 (Lat: 45.655222 Lon: -88.654444), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 4407 Us Hwy 8 (Lat: 45.655222 Lon: -88.654444), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4.4 Mi W Of G & Hwy 8 (Lat: 45.655250 Lon: -88.755111), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNRW558, Licensee ID: L00297414
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1999, Expiration Date: 04/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2003, Certifier: Tambra L Curtis
    Registrant: Stora Enso North America Corp, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8050, Phone: (715) 422-3111, Fax: (715) 422-3469

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7275A , Serial Number: 29375, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Norman T Knoll, 8765 Mary St, Argonne, WI 54511



Most common first names in Argonne, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1571.2 years
George1376.6 years
John1076.0 years
Charles974.6 years
Joseph878.8 years
Robert869.7 years
Edward773.7 years
Frank677.3 years
Florence573.8 years
Harry572.6 years
Most common last names in Argonne, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roberts784.2 years
Tauer680.7 years
Samz686.3 years
Dufour575.8 years
Spencer571.4 years
Yeskis559.4 years
Colburn474.5 years
Schultz474.8 years
Marvin455.0 years
Jameson472.5 years
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