Florence, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,002.
Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 1,003  (50.1%)
Females: 999  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54121.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,252 (it was $35,640 in 2000)
Florence:

$51,252
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,224 (it was $18,131 in 2000)

Florence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,045 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Florence:

$153,045
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $162,799; detached houses: $172,757; townhouses or other attached units: $96,785; mobile homes: $56,511
March 2019 cost of living index in Florence: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Florence, WI (2010)
    • 1,92796.3%White alone
    • 261.3%Two or more races
    • 180.9%American Indian alone
    • 190.9%Hispanic
    • 100.5%Black alone
    • 20.10%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Florence, Wisconsin as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Florence is 2,002 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Swedish (12.4%), French (11.8%), Irish (10.9%), Polish (10.8%), Italian (9.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1296 feet

Land area: 153.6 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Florence, Wisconsin map

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

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

1.7% ($1,551)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (97.3 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (198.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (282.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Commonwealth, WI (1.6 miles ),
Fern, WI (2.2 miles),
Homestead, WI (3.2 miles ),
Alpha, MI (3.3 miles),
Kingsford, MI (3.4 miles ),
Iron Mountain, MI (3.4 miles ),
Aurora, WI (3.6 miles ),
Crystal Falls, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 45.91 N, Longitude: 88.27 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Florence, WI in 2017
Florence satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +205 (+9.7%).
Most common industries in Florence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • Paper (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Paper (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.4%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Florence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Woodworkers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Florence, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Florence-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Florence town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1987, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Florence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 309.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 374.9 miles away from Florence center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 463.3 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 498.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 420.2 miles away from Florence center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 281.4 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 (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Florence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Florence:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-FLORENCE (5778 CHAPIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Florence:

  • FREEMAN NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KINGSFORD, MI)
  • MANORCARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KINGSFORD, MI)
  • PENINSULA HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI)
  • DICKINSON IRON DHD DICKINSON SUBUNIT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; KINGSFORD, MI)
  • DICKINSON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI)
  • MARQUETTE GENERAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; KINGSFORD, MI)
  • IRON MOUNTAIN MI VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 13 miles away; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Florence:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 62 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 85 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 93 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 96 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 97 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 102 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 113 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)

Public high school in Florence:

  • FLORENCE HIGH (Students: 154, Location: 425 OLIVE AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Florence:

See full list of schools located in Florence

Library in Florence:

  • FLORENCE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,166; Location: 400 OLIVE AVE.; 42,220 books; 13,261 e-books; 4,030 audio materials; 2,906 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Florence: Florence County Courthouse (A), Florence Rescue Squad (B), Florence Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Florence include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lake: Fisher Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Classic Outdoor Adventures (Tours & Charters; Lake Emily Drive).

Hotels: Lakeside Bed & Breakfast (509 Furnace Street), Forest Motel (3773 US Highway 2), Nicolet Lodging Center (Po Box 485).

Courts: Florence County - Circuit Judge- Clerk of Court (501 Lake Avenue), Florence County Court House (501 Lake Avenue), Florence Circuit Court (501 Lake Avenue).

Florence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Florence and their reported violations in the past:

SPREAD EAGLE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif issued (MAR-09-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
LAKEVIEW PARTY MART (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WEST BASS LK PK PIC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between MAY-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2005)
NORTHERN LITES BAR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WEST BASS LK PK CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between MAY-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005)
SCOUT LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-03-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUN-03-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
U S F S LOST LK YCC ENVRMTL F12 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Florence that have no violations reported:

  • FLORENCE UTILITY COMMISSION (Population served: 1,809, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LARSENS BAY RESORT INC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEFFS SPORTS BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

3.7%
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
70 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Florence (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Niagara: Spread Eagle Branch at 1108 Ushy 2, branch established on 1998/01/21; Florence Office Branch at 845 Central Avenue, branch established on 2004/12/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $66.1 mil, Deposits: $57.0 mil, headquarters in Niagara, WI, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Niagara Bancorporation, Inc.
  • State Bank of Florence: State Bank Of Florence at 541 Central Avenue, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2006/06/09: Bank assets: $72.2 mil, Deposits: $60.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Florence Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Florence:

Marital status in Florence, WI
  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Florence:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Florence, WI (based on Florence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

14.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
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 Dickinson County, MI  1.88% ($34,514 average AGI)

Businesses in Florence, WI

  • FedEx: 1
  • Ford: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Florence:

  • WMIQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Florence:

  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZNL (94.3 FM; NORWAY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMVM (91.3 FM; GOODMAN, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Florence:

  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLUC-TV (Channel 6; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: WLUC LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WDHS (Channel 8; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WUPT-CA (Channel 25; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Florence: Charles W. Whittlesey.

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.4mTotal length
  • $266,000Total costs
  • 11,322Total average daily traffic
  • 988Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,104Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Florence)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 1 Block N Of 141 On Norway St (Lat: 45.922444 Lon: -88.249028), Call Sign: KNDY269,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/06/2023, Registrant: G.M. Communications, Inc, 1508 N. Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-1256, Fax: (906) 774-6238, Email:
  • Court House (Lat: 45.921611 Lon: -88.249028), Call Sign: KTV892,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/1999, Expiration Date: 01/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/06/2002, Registrant: County Of Florence, Hc 1 Box 1 - Cth N, Florence, WI 54121, Phone: (715) 528-4253
  • Sheriffs Dept Hwy 2 Iron Mtn (Lat: 45.785778 Lon: -88.098194), Call Sign: WRE99,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.790 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 10/27/2021, Registrant: Florence Sheriff, 501 Lake State, Florence, WI 54121, Phone: (715) 528-3346
  • N End Of Norway St Dead End (Lat: 45.922444 Lon: -88.249028), Type: Building, Structure height: 42 m, Call Sign: KYV426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.590 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2014, Expiration Date: 07/06/2024, Registrant: G.M. Communications Inc, 1508 N. Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-1256, Email:
  • North End Of Norway St (Lat: 45.922444 Lon: -88.249028), Call Sign: WGE575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2014, Expiration Date: 12/04/2024, Registrant: Florence Utility Commission, 501 Spring Street, Florence, WI 54121, Phone: (715) 528-3330, Fax: (715) 528-5281, Email:
  • Lat: 45.924083 Lon: -88.253361, Call Sign: WQCN290,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.985 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 04/13/2025, Certifier: James M D Agostino, Registrant: Lao 20431303, 102 E Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Lat: 45.883250 Lon: -88.328583, Call Sign: WQUD332,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.225 MHz, 457.225 MHz, Grant Date: 06/09/2014, Expiration Date: 06/09/2024, Certifier: Lori Glime, Registrant: G.M. Communications Inc, 1508 N. Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-1256, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Mobile, Lat: 45.922444 Lon: -88.249028, Call Sign: WQDB646, Licensee ID: L00095502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2005, Expiration Date: 07/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015, Certifier: Robert A Friberg, Registrant: Florence Utility Commission
  • COMMONWEALTH, Buckeye Lookout Tower Road (Lat: 45.897083 Lon: -88.245583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.5 m, Overall height: 83.5 m, Call Sign: WQSS619,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2013, Expiration Date: 11/07/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2015, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • FLORENCE, Near 4960 S.T.H. 101 (Lat: 45.893306 Lon: -88.296722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQUV455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11275.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2014, Expiration Date: 10/23/2024, Certifier: Eric E Engel, Registrant: Wisconsin State Patrol, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53707, Phone: (608) 709-0095, Email:
  • COMMONWEALTH, Buckeye Lookout Tower Road (Lat: 45.897083 Lon: -88.245583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.5 m, Overall height: 83.5 m, Call Sign: WQYQ645,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2016, Expiration Date: 12/13/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Florence)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Florence)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 23 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Florence, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Florence, WI
    • 6641.0%Structure Fires
    • 6037.3%Outside Fires
    • 2817.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 74.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Florence, WI
Most common first names in Florence, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3677.9 years
Robert2875.2 years
Mary1984.6 years
Frank1980.5 years
Charles1971.9 years
William1874.0 years
Henry1676.8 years
Helen1584.8 years
Edward1575.1 years
Dorothy1375.3 years
Most common last names in Florence, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3981.1 years
Anderson1680.9 years
Meyers1169.9 years
Miller1182.3 years
Trudell982.8 years
Nelson982.7 years
Soderberg979.9 years
Vassar975.6 years
Smith976.5 years
Carlson878.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Florence, WI
  • 48.0%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 11.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Florence, WI
  • 48.5%Utility gas
  • 43.3%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Florence compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Steve Scheibe (3)
  • Brian G. Lucas (1)
  • Jason Kreider (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.