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Population in 2010: 1,649. Population change since 2000: +23.2%
Males: 858  (52.0%)
Females: 791  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54024.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,307 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Eureka:

$53,307
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,569

Eureka town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,176 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Eureka:

$170,176
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $198,959; Detached houses: $211,988; Mobile homes: $105,146

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Eureka races chart
  • White alone - 1,611 (97.7%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eureka: 161.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Norwegian (17.9%), Swedish (16.5%), Irish (10.2%), Danish (8.2%), English (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet

Land area: 53.8 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Eureka:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eureka town:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Eureka town:  1.1% ($1,164)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Eureka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (40.1 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (45.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (355.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Centuria, WI (2.5 miles ), Milltown, WI (2.6 miles ), Laketown, WI (2.6 miles ), St. Croix Falls, WI (2.7 miles ), Taylors Falls, MN (2.7 miles ), Sterling, WI (2.8 miles ), Luck, WI (3.0 miles ), Balsam Lake, WI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 45.52 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Eureka household income distribution Eureka home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +157 (+13.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Eureka, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Eureka-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Eureka town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.3 miles away from the town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Eureka:

  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX FALLS DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)

Airports located in Eureka:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eureka:

  • Century Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,930)
  • Bethel University (about 41 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 42 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Northwestern College (about 42 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,046)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 44 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,404)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 46 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 2,985)

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Notable location: Kafer Farms (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Polk 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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.5. This is better than average.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.89
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.309. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.197. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.197
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.93. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.93
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.3. This is better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.3
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

5.5%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Eureka, WI

Eureka compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below 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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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 (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eureka town (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.81%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents48.4%20.6%7.3%4.8%3.7%
Congregations32.6%7.9%6.7%13.5%5.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.7%2.3%1.8%1.8%6.7%
Congregations2.2%4.5%4.5%1.1%21.3%
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: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.0%

6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,121 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
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  1.20% ($38,739 average AGI)
from Chisago County, MN  0.52% ($38,685)
from Barron County, WI  0.47% ($23,988)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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  1.12% ($39,114 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.49% ($32,859)
to Burnett County, WI  0.37% ($34,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eureka:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eureka:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGVY (105.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Eureka:

  • 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.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB8FYW
    Grant Date: 02/08/1994, Expiration Date: 02/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2006
    Registrant: Mark J Havlena, Eureka, WI 54934



Most common first names in Eureka, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John484.7 years
Irene379.7 years
Frank376.0 years
William378.3 years
Donald275.0 years
Harold280.5 years
Charles279.5 years
Julia280.0 years
Leonard273.0 years
Lillian283.4 years
Most common last names in Eureka, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Chase385.7 years
Thull359.6 years
Fink272.5 years
Barnett272.0 years
Jannusch277.5 years
Gruenwald274.0 years
Egan283.0 years
Johnson285.5 years
Lee282.9 years
Langeberg293.1 years
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