Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 981.
Males: 512  (52.2%)
Females: 469  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  58.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 54981.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,555
Chain O' Lakes:

$54,555
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,732

Chain O' Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,812
Chain O' Lakes:

$142,812
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $177,005; Detached houses: $184,054; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,881; In 2-unit structures: $122,314; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,130; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,914; Mobile homes: $46,830

Median gross rent in 2016: $798.

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  • Races in Chain O" Lakes, WI (2010)

    Chain O' Lakes races chart
    • 96898.7%White alone
    • 60.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.4%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Hispanic

Races in Chain O' Lakes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chain O' Lakes: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.7%), American (14.1%), Polish (9.9%), English (6.8%), European (4.9%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Chain O' Lakes,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Chain O' Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%

For population 15 years and over in Chain O' Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.4%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $8,556 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $5,692 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (37.1 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (87.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (188.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chain O' Lakes-King, WI (0.4 miles ), Dayton, WI (1.4 miles ), Farmington, WI (1.4 miles ), Waupaca, WI (2.1 miles ), Lanark, WI (2.4 miles ), Lind, WI (2.6 miles ), Scandinavia, WI (3.0 miles ), Springwater, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 89.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Chain O' Lakes household income distribution Chain O' Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (40%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Chain O' Lakes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Chain O' Lakes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Chain O' Lakes place center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chain O' Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% 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 199.1 miles away from the city center
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 412.1 miles away from Chain O' Lakes 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 386.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 348.6 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 181.1 miles away from Chain O' Lakes center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 358.8 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 Waupaca 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chain O' Lakes:

  • CRYSTAL RIVER NUR REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • DAVITA - GRAND SEASONS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - WAUPACA (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • BETHANY HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • HOSPICE PGM WAUPACA CTY (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chain O' Lakes:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 25 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 31 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 36 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 38 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Lawrence University (about 39 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 51 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 54 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

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Notable locations in Chain O' Lakes: Camp Onaway (A), Loyola Villa (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Otter Lake (A), Ottman Lake (B), Rainbow Lake (C), Lake Orlando (D), Lake Nymphaea (E), Nessling Lake (F), Manomin Lake (G), Limekiln Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Emmons Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Waupaca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.9%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Chain O' Lakes CDP (based on Waupaca County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,15262
Mainline Protestant7,94118
Catholic6,9327
Other93
None18,376-
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: 10
Waupaca County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Waupaca County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

9.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Waupaca County:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

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

11.4%
State:

13.0%

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
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 Outagamie County, WI  1.15% ($34,154 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, WI  0.63% ($36,432)
from Portage County, WI  0.38% ($38,675)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
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 Outagamie County, WI  1.02% ($34,742 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.58% ($34,000)
to Portage County, WI  0.39% ($31,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chain O' Lakes:

  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chain O' Lakes:

  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Chain O' Lakes:

  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Chain O' Lakes compared to Wisconsin state average:

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