Blackwell, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 332.
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 202  (60.8%)
Females: 130  (39.2%)
Median resident age:

21.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54541.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,671 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$40,671
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,848 (it was $9,089 in 2000)

Blackwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,639 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$104,639
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Blackwell: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Blackwell, WI (2010)
    • 23771.4%White alone
    • 5717.2%Black alone
    • 185.4%Hispanic
    • 123.6%Two or more races
    • 61.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (38.6%), Polish (9.8%), Irish (8.9%), Swedish (4.6%), Italian (4.3%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1480 feet

Land area: 66.0 square miles.

Population density: 5.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Blackwell, Wisconsin map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blackwell town:

1.6% ($900)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (75.3 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (174.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (259.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wabeno, WI (2.6 miles ),
Laona, WI (2.6 miles ),
Armstrong Creek, WI (3.1 miles ),
Caswell, WI (3.2 miles),
Goodman, WI (3.6 miles ),
Silver Cliff, WI (3.7 miles ),
Townsend, WI (3.9 miles ),
Fence, WI (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 45.54 N, Longitude: 88.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Blackwell, WI in 2017
Blackwell satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $31,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $99,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Blackwell, WI residents
Average permit cost in Blackwell, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Blackwell, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (37.7%)
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.0%)
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (18.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Wood products (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (73.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Blackwell, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (20.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.3%)
  • Carpenters (12.3%)
  • Electricians (12.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18.2%)
  • Carpenters (18.2%)
  • Electricians (18.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (62.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)

Average climate in Blackwell, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blackwell, Wisconsin average temperatures Blackwell, Wisconsin average precipitation Blackwell, Wisconsin humidity Blackwell, Wisconsin wind speed Blackwell, Wisconsin snowfall Blackwell, Wisconsin sunshine Blackwell, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.642
U.S.:

5.558
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.575. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.575
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.37
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Blackwell-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the Blackwell town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 tornado 38.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 282.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 362.5 miles away from Blackwell center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 459.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 495.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 405.0 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 267.5 miles away from Blackwell 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 Forest County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackwell topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackwell:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 66 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 74 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 76 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 80 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 86 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 87 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 89 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blackwell: Burnt Bridge Campground (A), Blackwell Job Corps Center (B), Bear Lake Campground (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Revolver Lake (A), Shabodock Lake (B), Bear Lake (C), Big Cub Lake (D), Camp Six Lake (E), Goose Lake (F), Kazmier Lake (G), Little Cub Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rock Creek (A), Shabodock Creek (B), Spencer Creek (C), Michigan Creek (D), Kokots Creek (E), Stoney Creek (F), Halley Creek (G), Coldwater Creek (H), Catwillow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Forest 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:

1.9 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

51.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

62.9%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

45.4%
Whole state:

3.7%
193 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
180 people in other group homes in 2000
60 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Blackwell:

Marital status in Blackwell, WI
  • Never married: 51.2%
  • Now married: 25.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Blackwell:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blackwell, WI (based on Forest County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9845
Evangelical Protestant1,13211
Mainline Protestant2664
Other23
None4,920-
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: 2
Here:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Forest County:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Forest County:

28.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Forest County:

19.3%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackwell:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • 261Total average daily traffic
  • 5Total average daily truck traffic
  • 422Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Blackwell, Various Locations - Multiple Masters (Lat: 45.527222 Lon: -88.614444), Type: N/A, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPSE486, Licensee ID: L00005656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2001, Expiration Date: 03/28/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2008, Certifier: Joseph V Biese, Registrant: Wisconsin Public Service Corp., 600 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9002, Phone: (920) 617-5166, Fax: (920) 617-5296, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blackwell, WI
  • 44.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.6%Wood
  • 5.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blackwell, WI
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Blackwell compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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