Garfield, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,692. Population change since 2000: +17.3%
 
Males: 888  (52.5%)
Females: 804  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54001.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $61,636 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Garfield:

$61,636
WI:

$55,638

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,493 (it was $21,834 in 2000)

Garfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $192,006 (it was $122,200 in 2000)
Garfield:

$192,006
WI:

$168,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $183,275; Detached houses: $191,488; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,822; In 2-unit structures: $203,320; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,788; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $173,542; Mobile homes: $96,132; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $32,446
  • Races in Garfield, WI (2010)

    Garfield races chart
    • 1,60194.6%White alone
    • 593.5%Hispanic
    • 150.9%Two or more races
    • 90.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garfield: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Norwegian (29.8%), Irish (11.4%), Swedish (9.9%), English (5.7%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 33.0 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Garfield,WI real estate house value index trend

Garfield, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Garfield:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garfield town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

25 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Garfield town:  1.5% ($1,795)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Garfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Paul, MN (40.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alden, WI (2.2 miles ), Amery, WI (2.5 miles ), Dresser, WI (2.7 miles ), Centuria, WI (2.9 miles ), Balsam Lake, WI (3.0 miles ), Black Brook, WI (3.0 miles ), St. Croix Falls, WI (3.0 miles ), Star Prairie, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 92.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +355 (+32.6%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Garfield, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garfield-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Garfield town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garfield-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% 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 173.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from Garfield center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 348.3 miles away from the city 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 214.1 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 124.5 miles away from Garfield 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 322.9 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 Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Garfield:

  • AMERY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; AMERY, WI)
  • GOLDEN AGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AMERY, WI)
  • AMERY REG MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; AMERY, WI)
  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • LADD MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; OSCEOLA, WI)
  • CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HOME OF OSCEOLA, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OSCEOLA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-ST CROIX VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garfield:

  • Century College (about 32 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; Full-time enrollment: 7,393)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 34 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Bethel University (about 38 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 39 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 40 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 40 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Saint Paul College (about 41 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)

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Notable location: Dresser - Osceola - Garfield Fire Association Garfield Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Garfield include: Trinity Church (A), El Salem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Mud Lake (A), Ox Lake (B), Pine Lake (C), Badger Lake (D), Basswood Lake (E), Bear Lake (F), Big Horseshoe Lake (G), Big Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Balsam Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Garfield: Balsam Branch State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Polk 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 2013 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.25
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Garfield travel time to work - commute Garfield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garfield town (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,59637
Evangelical Protestant6,48039
Catholic3,7165
Orthodox1301
Other153
None23,268-
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: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
Wisconsin:

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

9.1%
State:

13.0%

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
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 St. Croix County, WI  0.85% ($36,228 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($27,404)
from Washington County, MN  0.32% ($42,200)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 St. Croix County, WI  1.03% ($32,967 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.51% ($25,300)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($32,210)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garfield:

  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garfield:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Garfield:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (6%)

Garfield compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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