Erin Prairie, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 688. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 359  (52.2%)
Females: 329  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54017.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $81,471 (it was $65,938 in 2000)
Erin Prairie:

$81,471
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,938 (it was $23,772 in 2000)

Erin Prairie town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $222,466 (it was $157,100 in 2000)
Erin Prairie:

$222,466
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $308,534; Detached houses: $308,534
Erin Prairie races chart
  • White alone - 656 (95.3%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Erin Prairie: 181.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (52.1%), Norwegian (27.8%), Irish (15.2%), Swedish (8.5%), Polish (7.0%), French (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

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

Erin Prairie,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Erin Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erin Prairie town:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Erin Prairie town:  1.5% ($2,329)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Paul, MN (34.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Emerald, WI (2.2 miles ), Stanton, WI (2.4 miles ), New Richmond, WI (2.4 miles ), Cylon, WI (2.6 miles ), Deer Park, WI (2.7 miles ), Hammond, WI (2.8 miles ), Baldwin, WI (3.0 miles ), Warren, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $153,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $153,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $127,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $160,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.09 N, Longitude: 92.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Erin Prairie household income distribution Erin Prairie home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+5.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Machinery (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Erin Prairie-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Erin Prairie town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erin Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% 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 180.2 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 192.2 miles away from Erin Prairie center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 348.7 miles away from the city 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 220.7 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 307.3 miles away from Erin Prairie center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals and medical centers near Erin Prairie:

  • DEERFIELD CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW RICHMOND, WI)
  • WESTFIELDS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NEW RICHMOND, WI)
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HAMMOND, WI)
  • BALDWIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BALDWIN, WI)
  • PARK VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WOODVILLE, WI)
  • GLENHAVEN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD CITY, WI)
  • BALDWIN AREA MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; BALDWIN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Erin Prairie:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 19 miles; River Falls, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,868)
  • Century College (about 28 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 28 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 33 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Saint Paul College (about 35 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 36 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • Bethel University (about 36 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)

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Notable location: Erin Prairie Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Erin Prairie: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Casey Lake (A), 2 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Run (A), South Fork Willow River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Erin Prairie: Casey Lake State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

St. Croix 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.25
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.5%
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: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

3.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

0.7%
Whole state:

3.7%

Erin Prairie compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Erin Prairie town (based on St. Croix County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.15%
Here: 63.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General Conference
Adherents47.1%26.0%8.0%5.0%2.9%
Congregations15.0%23.3%8.3%13.3%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAReformed Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.1%6.0%
Congregations3.3%1.7%1.7%3.3%26.7%
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: 9
St. Croix County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
St. Croix County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Croix County:

26.1%
Wisconsin:

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

12.7%
State:

13.0%

5.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Washington County, MN  0.77% ($62,138 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WI  0.63% ($33,106)
from Polk County, WI  0.55% ($32,967)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($100 average AGI)
St. Croix County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, MN  0.79% ($51,192 average AGI)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.61% ($42,970)
to Pierce County, WI  0.48% ($33,196)

Strongest AM radio stations in Erin Prairie:

  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIN (740 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: WRPX, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Erin Prairie:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Erin Prairie:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total average daily traffic: 15,695
Total average daily truck traffic: 460
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 19,226

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Erin Prairie, WI

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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