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Population in 2012: 830 (65% urban, 35% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 

Males: 410  (49.4%)
Females: 420  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54475, 54494.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,624 (it was $42,557 in 2000)
Biron:

$46,624
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,927

Biron village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,909 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Biron:

$97,909
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,962; Detached houses: $127,757; Mobile homes: $21,883

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 824 (98.2%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Biron: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.3%), Polish (11.4%), Irish (9.6%), English (9.3%), Norwegian (6.8%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1026 feet

Land area: 4.54 square miles.

Population density: 183 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Biron:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biron village:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

23 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This village:  2.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,170 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,065 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (66.8 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (95.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wisconsin Rapids, WI (1.8 miles ), Grand Rapids, WI (2.0 miles ), Lake Wazeecha, WI (2.0 miles ), Rudolph, WI (2.3 miles ), Port Edwards, WI (2.5 miles ), Sigel, WI (2.6 miles ), Grant, WI (2.7 miles ), Linwood, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 44.42 N, Longitude: 89.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+5.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Biron-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Biron village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 24.5 miles away from the village 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 Wood County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Biron:

  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • EDGEWATER HAVEN NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PORT EDWARDS, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Biron:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 12 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,352)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 67 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 67 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 83 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 84 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 85 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 85 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)

Public high schools in Biron:

Public elementary/middle schools in Biron:

  • East Jr Hi (Students: 812; Location: 311 Lincoln St; Grades: 8-9)
  • Howe El (Students: 378; Location: 221 8th St N; Grades: KG-5)
  • Woodside El (Students: 363; Location: 611 Two Mile Ave; Grades: PK-5)
  • Washington El (Students: 302; Location: 2911 Washington St; Grades: KG-5)
  • Grove El (Students: 291; Location: 471 Grove Ave; Grades: KG-5)
  • Grant El (Students: 250; Location: 8511 County Road WW; Grades: KG-5)
  • WRPS Four-year-old KG & PK (Students: 215; Location: 510 Peach St; Grades: KG)

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

Reservoirs: Biron Flowage (A), Wisconsin Rapids Flowage 5391 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Biron, WI

19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
17 people in nursing homes in 2000

Biron compared to Wisconsin state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Biron travel time to work - commute


Biron mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Biron village (based on Wood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.07%
Here76.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents52.7%18.6%7.5%3.9%3.1%
Congregations20.2%14.6%6.7%4.5%4.5%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodMoravian Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.8%2.4%1.3%1.1%6.7%
Congregations5.6%3.4%5.6%2.2%32.6%
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: 9
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,217
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,753
Streets and Highways 2$10,446$62,6760$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,198$14,3760$0
Sewerage 1$3,711$44,5320$0
Water Supply 1$3,518$42,2160$0
Totals for Government 5$18,873$45,2958$4,970

Biron government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $242,000 ($291.57)
    Sewerage: $172,000 ($207.23)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($187.95)
    Fire Protection: $143,000 ($172.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($120.48)
    Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($97.59)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($36.14)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($24.10)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($19.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($14.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($8.43)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($4.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($3.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($95.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($15.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($30.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $253,000 ($304.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($118.07)

Biron government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $123,000 ($148.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($4.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $73,000 ($87.95)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($26.51)
    Rents: $10,000 ($12.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($12.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $219,000 ($263.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $172,000 ($207.23)
    Highways: $52,000 ($62.65)
    All Other: $29,000 ($34.94)
  • Tax - Property: $691,000 ($832.53)
    NEC: $11,000 ($13.25)

Biron government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,630,000 ($1963.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,316,000 ($1585.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,457,000 ($1755.42)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,131,000 ($1362.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $185,000 ($222.89)
    Water Utilities: $173,000 ($208.43)

Biron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $945,000 ($1138.55)

4.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
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  0.58% ($28,474 average AGI)
from Portage County, WI  0.58% ($29,132)
from Clark County, WI  0.38% ($28,912)


5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Wood County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Portage County, WI  0.77% ($32,034 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.73% ($44,780)
to Dane County, WI  0.35% ($31,613)

Strongest AM radio stations in Biron:

  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Biron:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Biron:

  • 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)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Biron fatal accident list:

Mar 19, 1991 10:35 PM, 54, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 7, 1991 03:15 AM, Center, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 20, 1979 07:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


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