Bone Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 717.
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 364  (50.8%)
Females: 353  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

46.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54853.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,103 (it was $39,821 in 2000)
Bone Lake:

$54,103
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,592 (it was $16,701 in 2000)

Bone Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,792 (it was $105,900 in 2000)
Bone Lake:

$176,792
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $194,578; detached houses: $206,668; townhouses or other attached units: $178,805; in 2-unit structures: $215,007; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,537; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,532; mobile homes: $65,078; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $158,749
March 2019 cost of living index in Bone Lake: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Bone Lake, WI (2010)
    • 68795.8%White alone
    • 142.0%American Indian alone
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 50.7%Black alone
    • 40.6%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Norwegian (17.6%), Swedish (13.5%), English (10.7%), Danish (9.7%), Irish (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 33.6 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bone Lake town:

1.3% ($1,403)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (54.8 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (57.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Georgetown, WI (2.2 miles ),
Luck, WI (2.6 miles ),
Clam Falls, WI (2.8 miles ),
Frederic, WI (2.9 miles ),
Milltown, WI (3.0 miles ),
Lorain, WI (3.1 miles ),
Lewis, WI (3.1 miles),
Apple River, WI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.58 N, Longitude: 92.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Bone Lake, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $185,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bone Lake, WI residents
Average permit cost in Bone Lake, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +225 (+46.4%).
Most common industries in Bone Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Wood products (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Truck transportation (9.0%)
  • Wood products (8.4%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Wood products (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Bone Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)

Average climate in Bone Lake, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Bone Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Bone Lake town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bone Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.3 miles away from Bone Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 358.8 miles away from Bone Lake center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from Bone Lake center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from Bone Lake center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 333.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bone Lake:

  • FREDERIC NUR REHAB COM (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FREDERIC, WI)
  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • CAPESIDE COVE GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIREN, WI)
  • CUMBERLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CUMBERLAND, WI)
  • CUMBERLAND MEM HSPTL ECU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CUMBERLAND, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bone Lake:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 24 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 49 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 52 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 53 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Bethel University (about 54 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 56 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 56 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Bone Lake include: Zion Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B), Bone Lake Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mullins Lake (A), Pickerel Lake (B), Pine Lake (C), Rhinstad Lake (D), Tula Lake (E), Ward Lake (F), Dahl Lake (G), Depot Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bone Lake: Tula Lake State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Polk 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:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Bone Lake:

Marital status in Bone Lake, WI
  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bone Lake:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bone Lake, WI (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,59637
Evangelical Protestant6,48039
Catholic3,7165
Orthodox1301
Other153
None23,268-
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: 11
Here:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.0%

6.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
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 St. Croix County, WI  1.26% ($45,524 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($33,860)
from Washington County, MN  0.44% ($60,432)


5.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
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 St. Croix County, WI  0.97% ($45,858 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.46% ($34,012)
to Burnett County, WI  0.39% ($35,157)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bone Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSW (940 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bone Lake:

  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bone Lake:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.0mTotal length
  • $144,000Total costs
  • 308Total average daily traffic
  • 337Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bone Lake, WI
  • 56.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.8%Wood
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bone Lake, WI
  • 68.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Wood
  • 9.1%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bone Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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