Delta, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 273. Population change since 2000: +16.2%
 
Males: 146  (53.5%)
Females: 127  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,858 (it was $37,679 in 2000)
Delta:

$48,858
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,113 (it was $19,697 in 2000)

Delta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $198,827 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Delta:

$198,827
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $274,008; Detached houses: $251,871; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $128,515
Delta races chart
  • White alone - 264 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Delta: 174.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.1%), Polish (15.7%), Irish (10.2%), Slovak (8.5%), English (6.8%), Norwegian (6.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1043 feet

Land area: 69.6 square miles.

Population density: 3.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Delta,WI real estate house value index trend

Delta, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Delta:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delta town:

  • Never married: 6.2%
  • Now married: 80.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

10 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This town:  4.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Delta town:  2.0% ($2,194)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Delta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (43.5 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (136.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Iron River, WI (2.5 miles ), Keystone, WI (2.7 miles ), Pilsen, WI (3.0 miles ), Hughes, WI (3.0 miles ), Tripp, WI (3.2 miles ), Drummond, WI (3.2 miles ), Grand View, WI (3.5 miles) , Mason, WI (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 46.47 N, Longitude: 91.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+9.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Private households (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (7%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)

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

Average climate in Delta, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Delta-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Delta town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delta-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 233.3 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 244.9 miles away from Delta 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 269.9 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 422.9 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 367.0 miles away from Delta center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.8 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 Bayfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delta:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 41 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 58 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 114 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 117 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

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Cemetery: Pike River Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Phantom Lake (A), Rainbow Lake (B), Sand Lake (C), Sawmill Lake (D), Silver Lake (E), Spirit Lake (F), Square Lake (G), Steelhead Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: South Fork White River (A), Kern Creek (B), Hanson Creek (C), West Fork White River (D), East Fork White River (E), Bolen Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Delta: Sajdak Springs State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bayfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Delta 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Delta town (based on Bayfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here: 39.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.1%22.9%6.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations28.1%18.8%9.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents3.6%2.3%2.2%1.5%2.7%
Congregations6.3%6.3%3.1%6.3%9.4%
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: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bayfield County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

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

14.3%
State:

13.0%

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200549,720 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Ashland County, WI  1.04% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.42% ($54,120)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($72,917)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,590 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Ashland County, WI  1.22% ($23,356 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.73% ($33,545)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.30% ($26,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delta:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delta:

  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Delta:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • WAST-LP (Channel 25; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: RESOURCE RECOVERY OF WISCONSIN, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 385
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 385
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