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Population in 2010: 594. Population change since 2000: -25.8%
Males: 390  (65.7%)
Females: 204  (34.3%)

Median resident age:  35.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54442.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,635 (it was $41,442 in 2000)
Birch:

$49,635
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,654

Birch town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,808 (it was $82,000 in 2000)
Birch:

$121,808
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,680; Detached houses: $141,905; Mobile homes: $61,876; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $130,786

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Birch races chart
  • White alone - 459 (77.3%)
  • Black alone - 77 (13.0%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Birch: 147.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.3%), Polish (6.7%), Swedish (4.9%), Irish (4.5%), Norwegian (4.1%), Danish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Birch:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birch town:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 78.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Birch town:  1.3% ($1,045)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (95.9 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (157.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (261.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Skanawan, WI (2.2 miles ), Rock Falls, WI (2.3 miles ), Schley, WI (2.8 miles ), Tomahawk, WI (3.2 miles ), King, WI (3.3 miles ), Bradley, WI (3.4 miles ), Merrill, WI (3.4 miles ), Harding, WI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 89.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +117 (+17.1%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wood products (15%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Legal support workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Birch-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Birch town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 tornado 37.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Birch:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GOLDEN AGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERVIEW (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birch:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 57 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,352)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 94 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 94 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 99 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 99 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 100 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 101 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)

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Notable location: Lincoln Hills School Correctional Institute (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Birch include: Bethany Church (A), Chat Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Allen Lake (A), Thompson Lake (B), Copper Lake (C), Henson Lake (D), Horgen Lake (E), Horn Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), Larson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Birch include: Kings Springs State Public Fishery Area (1), Pays Springs State Public Fishery Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lincoln 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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AQI  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.09
U.S.:

2.43


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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

9.5%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Birch, WI

162 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
326 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents in 2000

Birch compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above 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 (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Birch town (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.31%
Here68.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.8%29.8%14.9%7.7%4.6%
Congregations10.0%20.0%10.0%7.5%10.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodVineyard USAPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%1.3%1.1%1.1%2.8%
Congregations7.5%5.0%2.5%2.5%25.0%
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: 6
Lincoln County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Lincoln County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.9%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

4.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Marathon County, WI  1.40% ($33,509 average AGI)
from Oneida County, WI  0.34% ($37,875)
from Langlade County, WI  0.16% ($30,474)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 Marathon County, WI  1.72% ($28,839 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.45% ($29,778)
to Dane County, WI  0.21% ($24,520)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birch:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WJMT (730 AM; 1 kW; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJQ (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birch:

  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WJJQ-FM (92.5 FM; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WRHN (100.1 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Birch:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W31CI (Channel 31; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,701
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 13,076


Birch on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #90 (54442) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Estonian first ancestries"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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