Butternut, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 372 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 191  (51.6%)
Females: 181  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54514.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,723 (it was $30,446 in 2000)
Butternut:

$30,723
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,106 (it was $16,002 in 2000)

Butternut village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,690 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Butternut:

$78,690
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $83,540; Detached houses: $87,613; Mobile homes: $14,286

Median gross rent in 2012: $482.

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Butternut races chart
  • White alone - 353 (94.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Butternut: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.3%), Irish (14.2%), United States (6.1%), Polish (4.0%), English (3.0%), Swiss (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1503 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 232 people per square mile   (very low).

Butternut,WI real estate house value index trend

Butternut, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Butternut:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butternut village:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

10 residents are foreign born (2.5% North America).

This village:  2.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,190 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,054 (1.6%)

Butternut satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (93.8 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (146.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park Falls, WI (2.4 miles ), Lake, WI (2.5 miles ), Agenda, WI (2.7 miles ), Peeksville, WI (2.8 miles) , Glidden, WI (3.0 miles ), Chippewa, WI (3.2 miles ), Jacobs, WI (3.3 miles ), Eisenstein, WI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $108,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.01 N, Longitude: 90.49 W

Area code: 715

Butternut household income distribution Butternut home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-9.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Work and jobs in Butternut: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Butternut, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Butternut-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Butternut village center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Earthquake activity:

Butternut-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 268.3 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 280.3 miles away from Butternut 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 324.9 miles away from the city 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 306.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 452.3 miles away from Butternut center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 229.3 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 Ashland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Butternut topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Butternut:

  • SUPPORTIVE HOME SVCS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • PARK MNR LTD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • FLAMBEAU HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butternut:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 71 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 83 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 91 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 95 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 95 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 96 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 98 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

Public high schools in Butternut:

Public elementary/middle school in Butternut:

  • Butternut El (Students: 105; Location: 312 W Wisconsin St; Grades: KG-5)
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Notable location: Butternut Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Butternut include: Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (A), Immaculate Conception Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Saint Cecelia Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ashland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BUTTERNUT WATERWORKS (Population served: 397, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Butternut that have no violations reported:

  • MAPLE GROVE TAVERN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT POCKETS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MIDWAY BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.1%
(21.1% 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:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Butternut compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Butternut (2011 data):

  • Northern State Bank: Butternut Branch at 200 West Main Street, branch established on 1933/09/05. Info updated 2010/03/23: Bank assets: $228.0 mil, Deposits: $209.1 mil, headquarters in Ashland, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Bay Area Banking Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Butternut travel time to work - commute Butternut mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Butternut village (based on Ashland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.10%
Here: 69.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents52.8%18.7%9.5%4.4%3.1%
Congregations24.2%15.2%6.1%3.0%9.1%
NameBaptist General ConferenceUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.9%1.8%3.8%
Congregations3.0%9.1%3.0%9.1%18.2%
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: 8
Ashland County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ashland County:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$1,107
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,442
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,538
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,202
Water Supply 0$0 2$713
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$779
Totals for Government 0$0 19$7,781

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $168,000 ($451.61)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($112.90)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($102.15)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($61.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($53.76)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($48.39)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($45.70)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($32.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $4,000 ($10.75)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($5.38)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $86,000 ($231.18)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $48,000 ($129.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($26.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($5.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($107.53)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($34.95)
    Rents: $1,000 ($2.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($61.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $121,000 ($325.27)
    All Other: $27,000 ($72.58)
    Highways: $22,000 ($59.14)
  • Tax - NEC: $10,000 ($26.88)
    Property: $9,000 ($24.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $436,000 ($1172.04)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bayfield County, WI  0.70% ($28,227 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.38% ($26,083)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.27% ($34,353)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bayfield County, WI  0.87% ($28,127 average AGI)
to Price County, WI  0.39% ($29,800)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($20,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butternut:

  • WNBI (980 AM; 1 kW; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • 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)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butternut:

  • WCQM (98.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Butternut:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)

Butternut fatal accident list:

Jan 15, 1988 06:40 PM, 13, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,740
Total average daily truck traffic: 310
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 7,450

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Thomas l Tuttle, 75099 Bear Lake Rd, Butternut (Lat: 46.027222 Lon: -90.608889), Type: 85.0, Overall height: 79 m
    Registrant: 6082467998, Tuttlt@dnr.State.Wi.Us, 2421 DARWIN RD
  • Thomas L Tuttle, 75099 Bear Lake Rd, Butternut (Lat: 46.027222 Lon: -90.608889), Type: 85.0, Overall height: 79 m
    Registrant: 6082467998, Tuttlt@dnr.State.Wi.Us, 2421 DARWIN RD
  • Ronald D Obermueller, 2 Mi E (Lat: 46.010833 Lon: -90.445556), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7158361111, , 100 N BARSTOW
  • Bear Lake Rd (Lat: 46.027222 Lon: -90.608889), Type: 85.0, Overall height: 79 m
    Registrant: 6082467998, Tuttlt@dnr.State.Wi.Us, 2421 DARWIN RD
  • 2 Mi E (Lat: 46.010833 Lon: -90.445556), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7158361111, , 100 N BARSTOW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank Off Of Michigan Street (Lat: 46.013639 Lon: -90.499667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 31 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: WPXW563
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.995 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2013, Expiration Date: 06/23/2023, Certifier: James B Hnath
    Registrant: Northway Communications Inc, 105 E Oak St, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 2 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.010778 Lon: -90.445444), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNEG863
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 2181.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/1995, Expiration Date: 07/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (715) 836-1125
  • BUTTERNUT, 2 Mi E (Lat: 46.010833 Lon: -90.445556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPQP396
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2010, Expiration Date: 07/21/2020, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller
    Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Butternut)
Most common first names in Butternut, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2677.5 years
George2276.1 years
Joseph1784.1 years
Frank1679.0 years
William1674.8 years
Mary1481.6 years
Walter1377.9 years
Fred1381.5 years
Edward1073.6 years
Helen1086.0 years
Most common last names in Butternut, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Linsmeyer862.9 years
Schultz870.8 years
Wartgow778.7 years
Rominske774.9 years
Bruch774.1 years
Ledvina770.7 years
Kilger777.8 years
Miller774.3 years
Stangle677.7 years
Tank677.2 years
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