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Population in 2012: 300 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.5%
 

Males: 143  (48.0%)
Females: 157  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54416.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,595 (it was $34,167 in 2000)
Bowler:

$37,595
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,949

Bowler village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,420 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Bowler:

$90,420
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,429; Detached houses: $82,408; In 2-unit structures: $43,237

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 222 (73.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 50 (16.6%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (6.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowler: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.5%), French (4.1%), Polish (4.1%), Irish (3.6%), English (1.9%), United States (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1923

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 295 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bowler:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowler village:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,060 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,125 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (50.2 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (125.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (219.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bartelme, WI (2.0 miles ), Morris, WI (2.0 miles ), Almon, WI (2.1 miles ), Tilleda, WI (2.2 miles) , Hutchins, WI (2.9 miles ), Tigerton, WI (3.0 miles ), Leopolis, WI (3.1 miles) , Fairbanks, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $84,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.86 N, Longitude: 88.98 W

Area code: 715

Bowler household income distribution Bowler home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+22.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bowler-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Bowler village center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the village center injured 3 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shawano County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, 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 Bowler:

  • HOMME HOME FOR THE AGING (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WITTENBERG, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Bowler, WI

Amtrak stations near Bowler:

  • 10 miles: TIGERTON (U.S. HWY 45 & HWY M) - Bus Station
  • 10 miles: WITTENBERG (HWYS. 45 & 29) - Bus Station . Services: full-service food facilities.
  • 14 miles: MARION (U.S. HWY 45) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowler:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 38 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,352)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 48 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 49 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 54 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 57 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 62 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 122 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)

Public high school in Bowler:

  • Bowler Hi (Students: 153; Location: 500 S Almon Rd; Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Bowler:

  • Bowler El (Students: 238; Location: 500 S Almon Rd; Grades: KG-6)
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Notable location: Bowler Area Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Konkapot Lodge (W12635 County Road A).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bowler and their reported violations in the past:

BOWLER WATERWORKS (Population served: 339, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-11-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-11-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2001), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-1996), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-1996), St Public Notif received (APR-16-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(26.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bowler, WI


13 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000

Bowler compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Bowler (2011 data):

  • First National Bank in Tigerton: Bowler Office at 104 East Railroad Street, branch established on 2008/02/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $20.6 mil, Deposits: $17.3 mil, headquarters in Tigerton, WI, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Tigerton Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bowler travel time to work - commute


Bowler mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bowler village (based on Shawano County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.48%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.0%32.9%16.4%3.1%2.9%
Congregations15.7%28.9%21.7%3.6%8.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.4%1.3%2.8%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%12.0%
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: 10
Shawano County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Shawano County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
This county:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawano County:

28.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
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$482
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,071
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,553

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $47,000 ($156.67)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($96.67)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($66.67)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($46.67)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($46.67)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($26.67)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($23.33)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($20.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($16.67)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($16.67)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($10.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($6.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $45,000 ($150.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,000 ($143.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($43.33)
    Rents: $2,000 ($6.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($63.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $91,000 ($303.33)
    Highways: $12,000 ($40.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.33)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($30.00)
    NEC: $5,000 ($16.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $128,000 ($426.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $58,000 ($193.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($200.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($33.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $386,000 ($1286.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $49,000 ($163.33)

6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Brown County, WI  0.85% ($41,481 average AGI)
from Outagamie County, WI  0.60% ($35,105)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.52% ($25,341)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Brown County, WI  1.06% ($29,530 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.73% ($31,905)
to Outagamie County, WI  0.63% ($30,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowler:

  • 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.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCH (960 AM; 1 kW; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowler:

  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WYNW (92.9 FM; BIRNAMWOOD, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WACD (106.1 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowler:

  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W04CW (Channel 4; TIGERTON, ETC., WI; Owner: CENTRAL AUTOMATIC MACHINING, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 100
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 110


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.899167 Lon: -88.940222, Call Sign: WPTS349
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Chicks
    Registrant: Northway Communications Inc, 105 East Oak Street, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bowler)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Bowler


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowler, WI

Most common first names in Bowler, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1175.2 years
John1069.9 years
Walter784.3 years
Frank783.0 years
Richard782.7 years
William669.5 years
Arthur679.4 years
Henry674.0 years
George582.6 years
Marie574.8 years
Most common last names in Bowler, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2770.0 years
Schultz1276.5 years
Tousey1173.3 years
Welch1171.6 years
Doxtator774.6 years
Bowman777.3 years
Davids671.2 years
Grosskopf678.2 years
Kolpack686.2 years
Maas682.8 years
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