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Adams County

Population in July 2009: 943. Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 

Males: 492  (52.2%)
Females: 451  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  52.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 54613

Estimated median household income in 2011: $32,950 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$32,950
Wisconsin:

$50,395
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,687

Big Flats town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $106,363 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Big Flats:

$106,363
Wisconsin:

$166,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $113,500; Detached houses: $126,317; Mobile homes: $88,087

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Big Flats races chart
  • White alone - 907 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Flats: 147.6 (very high, 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: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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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:  4.5%

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

Big Flats town:  1.4% ($896)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
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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 ), Monroe, WI (2.6 miles ), Colburn, WI (2.6 miles) , Rome, WI (2.6 miles ), Strongs Prairie, WI (3.0 miles ), Friendship, WI (3.1 miles ), Richfield, WI (3.1 miles) , Leola, WI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.11 N, Longitude: 89.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +213 (+29.1%).

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Big Flats-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 109% 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.

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Big Flats:

  • MOUNDVIEW MEM HSPTL AND CLINICS (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; FRIENDSHIP, WI)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 31 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 63 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 68 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 73 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 75 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 75 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 75 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)

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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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Flats, WI

Big Flats compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above 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 below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.54%
Here25.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents38.1%31.8%14.4%4.1%3.7%
Congregations10.5%21.1%15.8%5.3%5.3%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents2.3%1.7%1.0%1.0%1.9%
Congregations10.5%10.5%5.3%5.3%10.5%
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: 1
Adams County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.7%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.0%

8.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
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 Columbia County, WI  0.73% ($35,382 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.65% ($35,898)
from Sauk County, WI  0.61% ($53,674)


7.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.80% ($24,433 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.73% ($38,382)
to Juneau County, WI  0.59% ($23,705)

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
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 540
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 540

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