Beaver, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,146. Population change since 2000: +2.0%
Males: 595  (51.9%)
Females: 551  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54161, 54446.

Beaver Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,218 (it was $35,188 in 2000)
Beaver:

$40,218
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,614 (it was $15,465 in 2000)

Beaver town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,056 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Beaver:

$113,056
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $157,827; Detached houses: $173,047; Townhouses or other attached units: $230,799; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,562; Mobile homes: $62,155
Beaver races chart
  • White alone - 1,080 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Beaver detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beaver: 149.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.0%), Polish (25.2%), United States (8.4%), Irish (7.7%), French (5.3%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 667 feet

Land area: 68.6 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Beaver,WI real estate house value index trend

Beaver, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Beaver:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaver town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

18 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Beaver town:  1.2% ($879)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Beaver satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (44.3 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (145.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (229.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pound, WI (2.1 miles ), Coleman, WI (2.5 miles ), Crivitz, WI (2.6 miles ), Brazeau, WI (2.7 miles ), Stephenson, WI (3.2 miles ), Middle Inlet, WI (3.4 miles ), Grover, WI (3.4 miles ), Spruce, WI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.15 N, Longitude: 88.08 W

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

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Beaver: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Beaver, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beaver-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Beaver town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaver-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.5 miles away from Beaver 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 461.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 370.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 388.2 miles away from Beaver center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 237.4 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 Marinette County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beaver topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Beaver:

  • NEWCARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CRIVITZ, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver:

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 44 miles; Green Bay, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 44 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 49 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 63 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 64 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 78 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 82 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)

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Churches in Beaver include: Beaver Church (A), Saint Matthews Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Giese Lake (A), Murphy Lake (B), Nelligan Lake (C), Newbar Lake (D), Rainbow Lake (E), Mud Lake (F), Bahlert Lake (G), Bass Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Iron Springs Creek (B), Murphy Creek (C), Left Foot Creek (D), Walker Creek (E), Whisky Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Beaver: Beaver Creek State Public Hunting Grounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marinette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

10.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Beaver compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beaver town (based on Marinette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.42%
Here: 64.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents59.8%11.5%10.9%3.9%2.7%
Congregations18.6%10.2%11.9%8.5%10.2%
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsBaptist General ConferenceLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%1.6%0.9%3.8%
Congregations8.5%8.5%3.4%1.7%18.6%
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: 12
Marinette County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Marinette County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Marinette County:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

11.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Marinette County:

29.0%
Wisconsin:

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

7.1%
State:

13.0%

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,872 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Menominee County, MI  0.79% ($24,008 average AGI)
from Brown County, WI  0.78% ($31,538)
from Oconto County, WI  0.44% ($29,096)


5.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
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  1.06% ($28,758 average AGI)
to Menominee County, MI  0.65% ($27,147)
to Oconto County, WI  0.48% ($34,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaver:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOCO (1260 AM; 1 kW; OCONTO, WI; Owner: LAMARDO INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaver:

  • WSFQ (96.3 FM; PESHTIGO, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WLST (95.1 FM; MARINETTE, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS L.L.C.)
  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WMXG (106.3 FM; STEPHENSON, MI; Owner: ESCANABA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WHYB (103.7 FM; MENOMINEE, MI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WOCO-FM (107.1 FM; OCONTO, WI; Owner: LAMARDO INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beaver:

  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,855
Total average daily truck traffic: 535
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 9,565

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Corner Of 2nd & 21st Roads (Lat: 45.111667 Lon: -88.034722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: KNKN395
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Corner Of 2nd & 21st Roads (Lat: 45.111667 Lon: -88.034722), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9203392890, , 1641 COMMANCHE AVE. SUITE I

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • POUND, Corner Of 2nd & 21st Roads (Lat: 45.111639 Lon: -88.034833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPOS320
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2009, Expiration Date: 02/01/2019
    Registrant: Nsighttel Wireless, LLC, 450 Security Boulevard, Green Bay, WI 54313, Phone: (920) 617-7064, Fax: (920) 617-7319, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC9HOR, Licensee ID: L01012779
    Grant Date: 05/04/2005, Expiration Date: 05/04/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2006, Certifier: David W Goddard
    Registrant: David W Goddard, N5111 13th Rd, Beaver, WI 54114
  • Call Sign: W9DWG, Previous Call Sign: KC9HOR, Licensee ID: L01012779
    Grant Date: 02/04/2006, Expiration Date: 02/04/2016, Certifier: David W Goddard
    Registrant: David W Goddard, N5111 13th Rd, Beaver, WI 54114

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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