Center, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 3,402. Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 1,778  (52.3%)
Females: 1,624  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54913.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,600 (it was $58,092 in 2000)
Center:

$71,600
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,607 (it was $23,553 in 2000)

Center town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $218,276 (it was $142,600 in 2000)
Center:

$218,276
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $190,376; Detached houses: $194,214; Townhouses or other attached units: $157,359; In 2-unit structures: $155,955; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,713; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,773; Mobile homes: $56,135
  • Races in Center, WI (2010)

    Center races chart
    • 3,33798.1%White alone
    • 230.7%Hispanic
    • 180.5%Two or more races
    • 110.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 50.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Center: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (61.0%), Dutch (14.3%), Irish (11.1%), Polish (8.3%), United States (5.7%), Norwegian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.7 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

Center,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Center:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Center town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

42 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Center town:  1.5% ($2,180)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (7.9 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (94.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (179.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ellington, WI (2.4 miles ), Grand Chute, WI (2.6 miles ), Black Creek, WI (2.6 miles ), Freedom, WI (2.6 miles ), Osborn, WI (2.7 miles ), Greenville, WI (2.8 miles ), Appleton, WI (2.8 miles ), Bovina, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $321,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $311,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.38 N, Longitude: 88.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +462 (+17.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Paper (14%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Center, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Center-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Center town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 18.0 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 410.8 miles away from the city center
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 203.0 miles away from Center center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 385.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 415.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 337.0 miles away from Center 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 453.3 miles away from the city 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 Outagamie County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Ada James - Suffragist, Clifford E. Randall - Politician, Harold M. Stratton - Manufacturing businesspeople, Vernon Wallace Thomson - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Center:

  • RENNES HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER- APPLETON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • APPLETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • BREWSTER VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • OUTAGAMIE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • APPLETON MED CTR Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; APPLETON, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - APPLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; APPLETON, WI)

Amtrak stations near Center:

  • 8 miles: APPLETON (500 N. ONEIDA ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.
  • 15 miles: NEW LONDON (501 S. PEARL ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Center:

  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 7 miles; Appleton, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 9 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 20 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 20 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 25 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 28 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 41 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

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Notable locations in Center: Apple Blossom Lane Orchard (A), Schabo's Hillside Orchard (B), Mackville (C), Center Township Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Center include: Emmanuel Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Saint Edward Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.2. This is better than average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.39
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.79
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  81.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.4%
Whole state:

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

0.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Center town (based on Outagamie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic72,01423
Evangelical Protestant31,44772
Mainline Protestant22,90829
Other2,63513
Orthodox2242
None47,467-
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: 29
Outagamie County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Outagamie County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Outagamie County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 149
Here:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Outagamie County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

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

14.1%
State:

13.0%

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($93 average AGI)
Outagamie County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Winnebago County, WI  1.72% ($32,844 average AGI)
from Brown County, WI  0.71% ($33,356)
from Calumet County, WI  0.55% ($42,240)


6.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Outagamie County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Winnebago County, WI  1.76% ($31,095 average AGI)
to Brown County, WI  0.64% ($32,575)
to Calumet County, WI  0.57% ($40,506)

Strongest AM radio stations in Center:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WJOK (1050 AM; 1 kW; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST 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)
  • WSCO (1570 AM; 1 kW; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Center:

  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCY-FM (100.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFM (91.1 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN)
  • WEMI (91.9 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WECB (104.3 FM; SEYMOUR, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WPCK (104.9 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WKSZ (95.9 FM; DE PERE, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WXWX (107.5 FM; BRILLION, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W271AC (102.1 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WORQ (90.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: LAKESHORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WQLH (98.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W270AJ (101.9 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJLW (106.7 FM; ALLOUEZ, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Center:

  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W49CB (Channel 49; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W30BU (Channel 30; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W17CF (Channel 17; RIPON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $394,000Total costs
  • 10,350Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,674Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Center 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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