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Population in 2010: 519. Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 

Males: 265  (51.1%)
Females: 254  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  54.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54817.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,111 (it was $38,542 in 2000)
Edgewater:

$46,111
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,497

Edgewater town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $166,829 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
Edgewater:

$166,829
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $220,926; Detached houses: $232,564; Townhouses or other attached units: $344,881; Mobile homes: $81,077

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Edgewater races chart
  • White alone - 496 (95.6%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Edgewater: 163.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (53.6%), Irish (13.7%), Czech (10.1%), English (8.0%), Polish (7.5%), Norwegian (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 47.2 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Edgewater:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Edgewater town:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Edgewater town:  1.5% ($1,508)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Edgewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (61.8 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (94.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (328.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Birchwood, WI (2.1 miles ), Meteor, WI (2.7 miles) , Cedar Lake, WI (2.8 miles ), Sand Lake, WI (3.1 miles ), Long Lake, WI (3.3 miles ), Couderay, WI (3.3 miles) , Madge, WI (3.4 miles ), Stone Lake, WI (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 45.71 N, Longitude: 91.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+14.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Edgewater-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.3 miles away from the Edgewater town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sawyer County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Edgewater:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 62 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 63 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 64 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 76 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 81 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 81 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 82 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)

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Notable location: Edgewater Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Edgewater: Wayside Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Pickerel Lake (A), Bennett Lake (B), Thomas Lake (C), Buff Lake (D), Lake Chetac (E), County Line Lake (F), Wise Lake (G), Garbutt Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Benson Creek (A), Thirty-three Creek (B), Knuteson Creek (C), Squaw Creek (D), Fortyone Creek (E), Malviney Creek (F), Yarnell Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Edgewater: Benson Creek State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Sawyer 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:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

7.4%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Edgewater, WI

Edgewater compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Edgewater town (based on Sawyer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.93%
Here58.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents39.9%27.8%15.8%2.0%1.9%
Congregations18.9%5.4%10.8%2.7%5.4%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesEpiscopal ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents1.7%1.4%1.4%1.3%6.9%
Congregations2.7%2.7%2.7%5.4%43.2%
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: 5
Sawyer County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Sawyer County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

27.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sawyer County:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sawyer County:

28.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Washburn County, WI  0.49% ($28,333 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.31% ($29,714)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($95,056)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Washburn County, WI  0.54% ($27,919 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.52% ($31,257)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.40% ($16,741)

Strongest AM radio stations in Edgewater:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMC (1240 AM; 1 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Edgewater:

  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)
  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Edgewater:

  • W57AS (Channel 57; SPOONER, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K31GH (Channel 31; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $179,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,120
Total average daily truck traffic: 43
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 5,640

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