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Population in 2010: 1,080. Population change since 2000: -2.5%
Males: 544  (50.4%)
Females: 536  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  43.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53057.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,728 (it was $49,583 in 2000)
Forest:

$57,728
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,118

Forest town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $181,084 (it was $129,200 in 2000)
Forest:

$181,084
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $249,381; Detached houses: $239,719; Townhouses or other attached units: $262,117; In 2-unit structures: $157,270; Mobile homes: $384,729

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Forest races chart
  • White alone - 1,058 (98.0%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest: 165.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (74.5%), Irish (12.5%), United States (6.6%), Polish (4.7%), French (2.9%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Forest town:  1.2% ($1,541)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (24.0 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (51.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (136.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mount Calvary, WI (2.0 miles ), St. Cloud, WI (2.2 miles ), Greenbush, WI (2.5 miles ), Empire, WI (2.6 miles ), St. Peter, WI (2.7 miles ), Taycheedah, WI (2.8 miles ), Eden, WI (2.9 miles ), Mitchell, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $20,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $123,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 88.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Forest household income distribution Forest home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Machinery (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Forest town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/4/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fond du Lac County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Forest:

  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • GRANCARE NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • FOND DU LAC CNTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)

Amtrak station near Forest:

  • 12 miles: FONT DU LAC (FOND DU LAC, 24 W. PIONEER RD.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 24 miles; Oshkosh, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 38 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (about 40 miles; Mequon, WI; FT enrollment: 4,592)
  • Cardinal Stritch University (about 47 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,562)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 48 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 49 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (about 51 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 23,570)

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Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Saint Michael Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Forest Cemetery (4), Forest Home Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mullet Lake (A), Mullet Marsh 15 Reservoir (B), Mullet Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forest: Mullet River State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Fond du Lac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

3.3%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest, WI

Forest compared to Wisconsin 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 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forest town (based on Fond du Lac County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.74%
Here67.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents53.1%11.9%8.4%6.3%4.8%
Congregations29.6%12.2%8.2%8.2%4.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSalvation ArmyReformed Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.9%2.5%2.0%1.1%6.2%
Congregations10.2%1.0%2.0%1.0%23.5%
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: 12
Fond du Lac County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Fond du Lac County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fond du Lac County:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Fond du Lac County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

13.0%

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($127 average AGI)
Fond du Lac County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, WI  0.60% ($33,284 average AGI)
from Dodge County, WI  0.60% ($32,273)
from Washington County, WI  0.49% ($52,343)


5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($47 average AGI)
Fond du Lac County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, WI  0.74% ($34,054 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  0.48% ($33,624)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.39% ($29,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHBL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SHEBOYGAN, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFIZ (1450 AM; 1 kW; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCUB (980 AM; 5 kW; TWO RIVERS, WI; Owner: CUB RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest:

  • WSTM (91.3 FM; KIEL, WI; Owner: JUBILATION MINISTRIES INC)
  • WXER (104.5 FM; PLYMOUTH, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A YELLOW DOG BROADCASTING)
  • KFIZ-FM (107.1 FM; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W236AG (95.1 FM; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: FAMILY EDUCATION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBWI-FM (92.5 FM; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFDL-FM (97.7 FM; LOMIRA, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS OF FOND DU LAC, INC.)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $564,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,370
Total average daily truck traffic: 657
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 14,915

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