Fence, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 192. Population change since 2000: -16.9%
 
Males: 106  (55.2%)
Females: 86  (44.8%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54120.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,034 (it was $30,278 in 2000)
Fence:

$41,034
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,517 (it was $15,169 in 2000)

Fence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,008 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Fence:

$81,008
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $138,786; Detached houses: $147,885; Townhouses or other attached units: $69,194; Mobile homes: $51,326
  • Races in Fence, WI (2010)

    Fence races chart
    • 18093.8%White alone
    • 73.6%Hispanic
    • 52.6%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fence: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.5%), Irish (14.7%), Polish (13.4%), Swedish (9.5%), United States (9.1%), Norwegian (8.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1548 feet

Land area: 89.4 square miles.

Population density: 2.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Fence,WI real estate house value index trend

Fence, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Fence:

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fence town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

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

Fence town:  1.2% ($625)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Fence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (89.5 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (189.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (274.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Armstrong Creek, WI (2.5 miles ), Newald, WI (3.1 miles) , Ross, WI (3.1 miles) , Caswell, WI (3.2 miles) , Fern, WI (3.3 miles) , Homestead, WI (3.4 miles ), Popple River, WI (3.4 miles) , Goodman, WI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 45.76 N, Longitude: 88.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Fence household income distribution Fence home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Wood products (32%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Woodworkers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fence, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fence, Wisconsin average temperatures Fence, Wisconsin average precipitation Fence, Wisconsin humidity Fence, Wisconsin wind speed Fence, Wisconsin snowfall Fence, Wisconsin sunshine Fence, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Fence-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.9 miles away from the Fence town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 363.5 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 297.9 miles away from Fence center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 466.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 501.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 417.1 miles away from Fence center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 375.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Florence County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fence topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fence:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 77 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 77 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 88 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 90 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 94 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 95 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 100 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)

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Notable locations in Fence: Morgan Lake Campground (A), Fence Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fence: Chapel of Saint Pius X (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wheeler Lake (A), Jaquet Lake (B), Little Van Zile Lake (C), Lund Lake (D), Morgan Lake (E), Mud Lake (F), Lake Nona (G), Mud Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: South Branch Popple River (A), Rock Creek (B), Morgan Creek (C), Little Popple River (D), Riley Creek (E), Lamon Tangue Creek (F), Martin Creek (G), Hendricks Creek (H), Hanson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Florence 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 65.9. This is about average.

City:

65.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.692. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.692
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 5.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.00
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.97
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

13.3%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

9.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fence compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Wood (38%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fence town (based on Florence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9393
Evangelical Protestant7644
Mainline Protestant1442
None2,576-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Florence County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Florence County:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

14.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Florence County:

27.9%
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
State:

13.0%

6.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
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 Dickinson County, MI  1.24% ($26,783 average AGI)
from Marinette County, WI  0.70% ($14,769)
from Brown County, WI  0.65% ($34,500)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, MI  1.53% ($32,786 average AGI)
to Brown County, WI  0.60% ($13,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fence:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMIQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fence:

  • WMVM (91.3 FM; GOODMAN, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZNL (94.3 FM; NORWAY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Fence:

  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 1,556Total average daily traffic
  • 140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,330Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Gene Purcell, .5 Mi W Of Hwy 101 .6 Mi S (Lat: 45.735556 Lon: -88.427778), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 147.5 m
    Registrant: 7156322827, Steve.Bauder@wisconsin.Gov, N10127 - 600TH ST.
  • Gene Purcell, .5 Mi W Of Hwy 101 .6 Mi S (Lat: 45.735333 Lon: -88.427306), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 147.5 m
    Registrant: 7156322827, Steve.Bauder@wisconsin.Gov, N10127 - 600TH ST.
  • Gene Purcell, .5 Mi W Of Hwy 101 .6 Mi S (Lat: 45.735333 Lon: -88.427306), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 147.5 m
    Registrant: 7156322827, Steve.Bauder@wisconsin.Gov, N10127 - 600TH ST.
  • gene purcell, .5 Mi W Of Hwy 101 .6 Mi S (Lat: 45.735333 Lon: -88.427306), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 147.5 m
    Registrant: 7156322827, Steve.Bauder@wisconsin.Gov, N10127 - 600TH ST.
  • .5 Mi W Of Hwy 101 .6 Mi S (Lat: 45.735556 Lon: -88.427778), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 147.5 m
    Registrant: 6082649600, Rwundroc@mail.State.Wi.Us, 3319 W BELTLINE HWY

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9EMU, Licensee ID: L00206356
    Grant Date: 03/09/2010, Expiration Date: 06/05/2020
    Registrant: William A Knutson, 7314 Ardens Rd, Fence, WI 54120
  • Call Sign: N9XQO, Licensee ID: L00855160
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: Debbie R Knutson
    Registrant: Debbie R Knutson, 2537 Memory Lane, Fence, WI 54120

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Fence, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank377.4 years
Joseph385.0 years
Lorraine279.0 years
George267.5 years
William274.0 years
Donald254.0 years
Kenneth276.5 years
Marie275.4 years
Martha278.5 years
Rita270.5 years
Most common last names in Fence, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mclain478.5 years
Larison265.5 years
Garmore281.5 years
Lund280.5 years
Harrison284.0 years
Campbell268.1 years
Jenzake262.5 years
Moller282.5 years
Newman279.0 years
Nichols271.0 years
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