Flambeau, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,059.
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 551  (52.0%)
Females: 508  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54555, 54848.

Flambeau Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,036 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Flambeau:

$55,036
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,042 (it was $16,418 in 2000)

Flambeau town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,759 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Flambeau:

$116,759
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Flambeau: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Flambeau, WI (2010)
    • 1,02296.5%White alone
    • 111.0%Hispanic
    • 90.8%American Indian alone
    • 80.8%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (36.7%), Polish (15.0%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (8.4%), United States (8.3%), English (7.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.6 square miles.

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

25 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This town:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Flambeau town:

1.9% ($1,322)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (50.4 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (104.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (305.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ladysmith, WI (1.4 miles ),
Tony, WI (2.3 miles),
Thornapple, WI (2.5 miles ),
Grow, WI (2.7 miles ),
Conrath, WI (2.8 miles),
Bruce, WI (2.9 miles ),
Glen Flora, WI (3.2 miles),
Murry, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 91.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Flambeau, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $268,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Flambeau, WI residents
Average permit cost in Flambeau, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +117 (+12.3%).
Most common industries in Flambeau, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (14.7%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (21.0%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Utilities (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Wood products (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Flambeau, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

Average climate in Flambeau, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Flambeau-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Flambeau town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.0 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.

Earthquake activity:

Flambeau-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 239.2 miles away from Flambeau center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.4 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 299.9 miles away from Flambeau center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 416.4 miles away from Flambeau 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 279.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Flambeau:

  • LADYSMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flambeau:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 44 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 52 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 52 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 58 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 80 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 87 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Century College (about 97 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)

Points of interest:

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Church in Flambeau: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes: Park Lake (A), Bruno Lake (B), Dump Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bear Creek (A), Flunkers Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rusk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.2%
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:

2.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Flambeau:

Marital status in Flambeau, WI
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Flambeau:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flambeau, WI (based on Rusk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2568
Evangelical Protestant2,19022
Mainline Protestant2,05913
Other11
None7,249-
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: 6
Rusk County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

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

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Barron County, WI  1.08% ($35,017 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.95% ($37,830)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.58% ($42,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Flambeau:

  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flambeau:

  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flambeau:

  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.0mTotal length
  • $1,371,000Total costs
  • 4,070Total average daily traffic
  • 482Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,773Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Flambeau, WI
  • 55.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Wood
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Flambeau, WI
  • 44.1%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Wood


Flambeau compared to Wisconsin state average:

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