Big Flats, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,018. Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 544  (53.4%)
Females: 474  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54613.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,686 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$36,686
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,216 (it was $14,629 in 2000)

Big Flats town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,090 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$106,090
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $149,594; Detached houses: $170,438; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,860; In 2-unit structures: $117,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,621; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,936; Mobile homes: $58,043; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,548
  • Races in Big Flats, WI (2010)

    Big Flats races chart
    • 96394.6%White alone
    • 302.9%Hispanic
    • 111.1%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 60.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Flats: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.9%), Irish (10.6%), Polish (9.7%), English (9.3%), Norwegian (6.4%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 48.1 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Flats,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Big Flats:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Flats town:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

18 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

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

Big Flats town:  1.4% ($896)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Big Flats satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (62.3 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (74.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (189.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Preston, WI (2.5 miles ), Lake Sherwood, WI (2.6 miles ), Lake Arrowhead, WI (2.7 miles ), Arkdale, WI (2.7 miles) , Lake Camelot, WI (2.8 miles ), Strongs Prairie, WI (3.0 miles ), Friendship, WI (3.1 miles ), Leola, WI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.11 N, Longitude: 89.80 W

Big Flats household income distribution Big Flats home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +213 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Big Flats, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Flats-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Big Flats town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Flats-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% 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 188.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 403.6 miles away from Big Flats center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 324.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 166.1 miles away from Big Flats center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 402.4 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 Adams County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Flats topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Flats:

  • MOUNDVIEW MEM HSPTL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; FRIENDSHIP, WI)
  • VILLA PINES LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FRIENDSHIP, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Flats:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 20 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 32 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 62 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 63 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 68 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 71 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 72 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)

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

Church in Big Flats: Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: Dry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams 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 2002 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

13.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Big Flats compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 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:

10.7
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Flats town (based on Adams County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,7002
Mainline Protestant1,5119
Evangelical Protestant8398
Other2892
None16,536-
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: 1
Adams County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Adams County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.7%
Wisconsin:

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

13.8%
State:

13.0%

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.60% ($27,711 average AGI)
from Wood County, WI  0.49% ($21,946)
from Columbia County, WI  0.44% ($43,152)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.70% ($24,849 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.67% ($29,667)
to Columbia County, WI  0.53% ($21,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Flats:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Flats:

  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDKM (106.1 FM; ADAMS, WI; Owner: ROCHE-A-CRI BROADCASTING)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Big Flats:

  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 540Total average daily traffic
  • 540Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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