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 2019: $40,098 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$40,098
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,218 (it was $14,629 in 2000)

Big Flats town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,815 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$114,815
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $171,397; detached houses: $193,540; townhouses or other attached units: $216,604; in 2-unit structures: $134,055; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,821; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,608; mobile homes: $78,948; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $36,917
March 2019 cost of living index in Big Flats: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Big Flats, WI (2010)
    • 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

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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, Wisconsin map

18 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Big Flats town:

1.4% ($896)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

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

Distribution of median household income in Big Flats, WI in 2019
Big Flats satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +213 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in Big Flats, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (11.9%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (16.3%)
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Paper (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Big Flats, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Big Flats, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 25.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Lead Level

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 significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (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, 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 Big Flats center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 403.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from Big Flats 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
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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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%

For population 15 years and over in Big Flats:

Marital status in Big Flats, WI
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Wisconsin:

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

13.8%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

9.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Columbia County, WI  0.90% ($33,200 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.75% ($45,379)
from Wood County, WI  0.71% ($28,309)


7.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wood County, WI  1.08% ($40,341 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.61% ($25,087)
to Columbia County, WI  0.59% ($41,422)

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
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.9mTotal length
  • 604Total average daily traffic
  • 663Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Flats, WI
  • 71.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Wood
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Flats, WI
  • 78.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity


Big Flats 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 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.
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