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Population in 2010: 681. Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 357  (52.4%)
Females: 324  (47.6%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54011.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,120 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
El Paso:

$59,120
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,223

El Paso town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $215,274 (it was $141,300 in 2000)
El Paso:

$215,274
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $273,442; Detached houses: $268,544; Townhouses or other attached units: $532,912; Mobile homes: $234,481

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El Paso races chart
  • White alone - 661 (97.1%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in El Paso: 202.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about El Paso, Wisconsin on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. El Paso is mentioned 46 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (53.9%), Norwegian (24.6%), Irish (14.2%), Swedish (6.8%), English (4.8%), Czech (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 35.1 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in El Paso:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Paso town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

El Paso town:  1.0% ($1,431)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
El Paso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (41.3 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (41.7 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rock Elm, WI (2.5 miles ), Ellsworth, WI (2.8 miles ), Martell, WI (2.8 miles ), Spring Lake, WI (2.9 miles ), Spring Valley, WI (3.0 miles ), Elmwood, WI (3.0 miles ), Plum City, WI (3.1 miles ), Isabelle, WI (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 92.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

El Paso household income distribution El Paso home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+10.6%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Leather and allied products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in El Paso, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

El Paso-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the El Paso town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/12/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
El Paso topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near El Paso:

  • PIETY PLACE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ELLSWORTH, WI)
  • PIERCE CTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; ELLSWORTH, WI)
  • ELLSWORTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELLSWORTH, WI)

Amtrak station near El Paso:

  • 16 miles: RED WING (LEVEE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near El Paso:

  • 17 miles: Prairie Island 1 and 2 in Red Wing, MN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to El Paso:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 18 miles; River Falls, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,911)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 22 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 37 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 40 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 41 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 41 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

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Cemeteries: Lost Creek Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cave Creek (A), Brush Creek (B), Lost Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average.
City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0171. This is significantly better than average. There were 66 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.1072
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.227. This is significantly better than average. There were 148 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.227
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.342. This is significantly better than average. There were 63 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.342
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 71 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average. There were 98 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. There were 166 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.29. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.29
U.S.:

9.59


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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

4.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in El Paso, WI

El Paso compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above 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 (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for El Paso town (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.24%
Here58.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents39.3%30.8%8.6%7.2%4.7%
Congregations13.0%22.2%20.4%7.4%9.3%
NameLutheran Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.8%2.6%0.7%0.7%2.5%
Congregations3.7%5.6%3.7%1.9%13.0%
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: 6
Pierce County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Pierce County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

26.7%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

13.0%

7.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
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 St. Croix County, WI  1.39% ($39,824 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.66% ($59,385)
from Washington County, MN  0.55% ($52,000)


7.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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 St. Croix County, WI  1.77% ($39,054 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  0.55% ($38,688)
to Washington County, MN  0.45% ($39,227)

Strongest AM radio stations in El Paso:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCUE (1250 AM; 1 kW; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in El Paso:

  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KWNG (105.9 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KLCH (94.9 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMFX-FM (102.5 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • K297AF (107.3 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: KRCH OF MINNESOTA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around El Paso:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total costs: $2,426,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,929
Total average daily truck traffic: 114
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 4,769

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for El Paso, WI

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