Colby, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 1,832 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
 
Males: 853  (46.6%)
Females: 979  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 54421.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,888 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Colby:

$43,888
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,350 (it was $16,137 in 2000)

Colby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $102,987 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Colby:

$102,987
WI:

$173,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $573.

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  • Races in Colby, WI (2016)

    Colby races chart
    • 1,50376.2%White alone
    • 42821.7%Hispanic
    • 291.5%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Asian alone
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colby: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.7%), American (4.3%), Irish (2.7%), Polish (2.0%), Norwegian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,236 people per square mile   (low).

Colby,WI real estate house value index trend

Colby, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Colby:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colby city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

193 residents are foreign born (8.7% Latin America).

This city:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Colby, Wisconsin as of November 21, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Colby to the number of sex offenders is 219 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,130 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,911 (2.1%)

Colby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (58.0 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (135.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (250.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Abbotsford, WI (1.6 miles ), Unity, WI (2.1 miles ), Holton, WI (2.4 miles ), Dorchester, WI (2.5 miles ), Curtiss, WI (2.5 miles) , Green Grove, WI (2.9 miles ), Frankfort, WI (3.0 miles ), Johnson, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.91 N, Longitude: 90.32 W

Area code: 715

Colby household income distribution Colby home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Colby, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colby-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Colby city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colby-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 283.4 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) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from Colby center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.5 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 225.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 427.3 miles away from Colby center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 450.4 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 Clark County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colby topographic map

Birthplace of: Kirk Baumgartner - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Colby:

  • COLONIAL CENTER (702 W DOLF ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Colby:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-CONTINENTAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ABBOTSFORD, WI)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MEDFORD, WI)
  • MEMORIAL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MEDFORD, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colby:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 34 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 45 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 46 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 59 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 59 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 80 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 89 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

Public high school in Colby:

  • COLBY HIGH (Location: 705 N 2ND ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Colby:

  • COLBY ELEMENTARY (Location: 202 W DOLF ST, Grades: KG-4)
  • COLBY MIDDLE (Location: 703 N 2ND ST, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Colby:

  • ST MARY GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 88, Location: 209 S SECOND ST, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Colby

Library in Colby:

  • COLBY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $118,054; Location: 211 W. SPENCE ST.; 18,697 books; 8,805 e-books; 5,485 audio materials; 1,791 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 90 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colby: Colby Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Colby Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colby include: First United Church of Christ (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clark 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 29.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.5%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
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: 0.1% of all households
81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Colby in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Colby, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Colby (2011 data):

  • Community Bank of Central Wisconsin: Community Bank Of Central Wisconsin at 1122 Division Street, branch established on 1912/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.4 mil, Deposits: $82.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Central Wisconsin Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Mid-Wisconsin Bank: Colby Branch at 101 South First Street, branch established on 1920/06/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $484.9 mil, Deposits: $384.4 mil, headquarters in Medford, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Mid-Wisconsin Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colby city (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,5359
Evangelical Protestant6,59441
Mainline Protestant3,98125
Other75
Orthodox--
None14,573-
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: 9
Clark County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Clark County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

16.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colby:

48.0%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colby:

42.1%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Colby:

29.0
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Colby:

21.2%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colby:

14.0%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colby:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colby:

34.8%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Colby:

52.1%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.3%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colby, WI Residents
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 2$4,250$25,5000$0
Streets and Highways 5$19,550$46,9200$0
Local Libraries 1$3,825$45,9000$0
Totals for Government 8$27,625$41,4380$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $670,000 ($365.72)
    General: $21,000 ($11.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($4.37)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($2.18)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $316,000 ($172.49)
    Water Utilities: $192,000 ($104.80)
    Police Protection: $179,000 ($97.71)
    Regular Highways: $137,000 ($74.78)
    Fire Protection: $128,000 ($69.87)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($42.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($38.21)
    Libraries: $48,000 ($26.20)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($24.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($11.46)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($8.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($7.10)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.00)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($3.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $352,000 ($192.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($9.28)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $268,000 ($146.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $352,000 ($192.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($34.39)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $36,000 ($19.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $273,000 ($149.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($7.10)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($4.91)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $165,000 ($90.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $530,000 ($289.30)
    Highways: $120,000 ($65.50)
    All Other: $8,000 ($4.37)
  • Tax - Property: $503,000 ($274.56)
    NEC: $40,000 ($21.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,108,000 ($1150.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,446,000 ($1335.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,895,000 ($1034.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,733,000 ($945.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,987,000 ($1084.61)
    Other, NEC: $360,000 ($196.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $121,000 ($66.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,248,000 ($1227.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,203,000 ($1202.51)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,370,000 ($1293.67)

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
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 Wood County, WI  0.69% ($34,212 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($34,786)
from Taylor County, WI  0.36% ($34,909)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.93% ($28,259 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.73% ($28,099)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.44% ($21,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colby:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WIGM (1490 AM; 1 kW; MEDFORD, WI; Owner: W I G M, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDLB (1450 AM; 1 kW; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colby:

  • WOSQ (92.3 FM; SPENCER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, 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)
  • WKEB (99.3 FM; MEDFORD, WI; Owner: WIGM, INCORPORATED)
  • WCCN-FM (107.5 FM; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN B/CG INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colby:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)

Colby fatal accident list:

May 16, 1985 02:04 PM, 13, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1,200Total average daily traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colby)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • .8 Km W (Lat: 44.912750 Lon: -90.335972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 81 m, Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: KNNR825
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, 451.050 MHz, 451.100 MHzGrant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 04/11/2021, Certifier: Ken AdamsRegistrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Email:
  • 105 N Division St (Lat: 44.911361 Lon: -90.315694), Call Sign: KZT844, Licensee ID: L00092317
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHzGrant Date: 10/11/2002, Expiration Date: 11/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2012Registrant: Harmony Country Cooperatives, Colby, WI 54421, Phone: (715) 223-2306
  • 705 North 2nd Street (Lat: 44.919667 Lon: -90.318944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQOH817
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2011, Expiration Date: 09/30/2021, Certifier: Steven KoldenRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • T CORNERS, .5 Mi W (Lat: 44.912722 Lon: -90.335944), Overall height: 86.3 m, Call Sign: WPOS712
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.681 MHz, 952.681 MHzGrant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/19/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/20/2009Registrant: Phone: (281) 586-0574
  • COLBY, 700 Industrial Dr (Lat: 44.903444 Lon: -90.306556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 50.6 m, Call Sign: WPOU795
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 11425.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/16/2009, Expiration Date: 08/02/2019Registrant: County Of Marathon, 500 Forest Street, Wausau, WI 54403, Phone: (715) 261-1218, Fax: (715) 261-1221, Email:
  • COLBY, Lat: 44.911806 Lon: -90.319806, Call Sign: WQGK762
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 02/16/2007, Expiration Date: 02/16/2017, Certifier: Connie GurtnerRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • T-CORNERS WI, 1/2 Mile W Of (Lat: 44.912722 Lon: -90.335944), Overall height: 86.3 m, Call Sign: WHH676
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6823.75 MHzGrant Date: 12/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/24/2022Registrant: Cm White & Company, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (713) 834-1108, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colby)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: HOLTMAN TERRENCE E SR7XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2704A , Serial Number: 20002431, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Terrence E Holtman, H3339 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421
  • Aircraft: LUDWIG WILLIAM CONDOR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5534L , Serial Number: LW001, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/2007
    Registrant (Individual): William D Ludwig, N12644 Badger Ave, Colby, WI 54421
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8996V , Serial Number: 17264351, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Scot W Baumgartner, 305 South East St, Colby, WI 54421

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

RAYS MARKET (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-26-2010), St Other (MAR-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2010), St Other (MAR-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009), St Other (NOV-16-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2010), St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2010 to FEB-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-26-2010), St Other (MAR-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2010), St Other (MAR-15-2010)

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

  • COLBY WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,751, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORMS BUCKHORN BAR (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: N13510 CO RD E , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colby, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Colby, WI
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Colby compared to Wisconsin state average:

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