For population 25 years and over in Eureka:
For population 15 years and over in Eureka town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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
Population change in the 1990s: +157 (+13.3%).
Work and jobs in Eureka: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Eureka, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Eureka:
Airports located in Eureka:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eureka:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.309. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.197. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.93. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.3. This is better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Eureka compared to Wisconsin state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Eureka town (based on Polk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.81%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 11
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,121 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,277 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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TV broadcast stations around Eureka:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1