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Population in 2010: 636. Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 

Males: 326  (51.3%)
Females: 310  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  54.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54838.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,001 (it was $34,412 in 2000)
Gordon:

$43,001
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,144

Gordon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,845 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Gordon:

$126,845
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,746; Detached houses: $173,572; Mobile homes: $83,359
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Gordon races chart
  • White alone - 615 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gordon: 146.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.3%), Norwegian (16.9%), Irish (11.0%), Swedish (9.0%), Polish (5.7%), English (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1035 feet

Land area: 151.8 square miles.

Population density: 4.2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gordon:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gordon town:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Gordon town:  1.6% ($1,114)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (38.2 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (112.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Solon Springs, WI (2.3 miles ), Wascott, WI (2.6 miles ), Frog Creek, WI (3.4 miles) , Bennett, WI (3.5 miles ), Minong, WI (3.6 miles ), Barnes, WI (3.7 miles ), Hawthorne, WI (4.0 miles ), Lake Nebagamon, WI (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $42,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $348,300
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $40,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.28 N, Longitude: 91.78 W

Area code: 715

Gordon household income distribution Gordon home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+16.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Food (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Gordon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the Gordon town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Gordon, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gordon:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 34 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 39 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 40 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 41 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 98 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 104 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 104 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)

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Notable location: Gordon Wascott Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Eau Claire River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Gordon-Wascott Historical Society Museum (9672 East Cty Trk Y).

Hotel: Misty Pines Motel (14173 South Oak Road).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.2. This is worse than average.
City:

39.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.6

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

  • POGOS HARBOR INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOOSE RIVER TAVERN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POODLE INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MISTY PINES MOTEL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOOKOUT TAVERN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD HOMESTEAD TAVERN & RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

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

8.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gordon, WI

Gordon compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • House age significantly 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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gordon town (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.38%
Here51.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSalvation Army The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents47.5%20.2%6.6%5.0%3.5%
Congregations15.1%17.0%1.9%1.9%15.1%
NameLutheran ChurchBaptist General Conference The Evangelical Covenant ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.8%2.4%2.2%6.3%
Congregations5.7%5.7%5.7%1.9%30.2%
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: 9
Douglas County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Douglas County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.0%

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($176 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Louis County, MN  1.77% ($34,678 average AGI)
from Bayfield County, WI  0.26% ($33,545)
from Carlton County, MN  0.19% ($29,938)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Louis County, MN  1.46% ($26,304 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.40% ($28,955)
to Carlton County, MN  0.20% ($35,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gordon:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gordon:

  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WWAX (92.1 FM; HERMANTOWN, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WSCN (100.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KDNI (90.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQDS-FM (94.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KLDJ (101.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KUMD-FM (103.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)
  • KDAL-FM (95.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCB (105.1 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gordon:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KDLH (Channel 3; DULUTH, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • KBJR-TV (Channel 6; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQDS-TV (Channel 21; DULUTH, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $1,031,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,930
Total average daily truck traffic: 547

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gordon, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi E Hwy 53 On Cty Trunk Y (Lat: 46.224944 Lon: -91.758528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 35 m, Call Sign: KNEL351
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.835 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2002, Expiration Date: 12/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2013
    Registrant: Enterprise Wireless Alliance 21127910, 17750 Creamery Road Suite B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (703) 797-5147, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Cr G 3/4 Mi Sw (Lat: 46.222444 Lon: -91.283528), Call Sign: KNEB735, Licensee ID: L00092410
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.4000 MHz, 48.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2002, Expiration Date: 11/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2013
    Registrant: Dahlberg Light & Power Co, Solon Springs, WI 54873-0300

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GORDON, 9951 East Williams Drive (Lat: 46.247139 Lon: -91.780722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQMQ443
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/21/2020, Certifier: Tom Dalbec
    Registrant: Dsc Communications, 711 Hammond Ave, Superior, WI 54880, Phone: (715) 392-2911, Fax: (715) 392-2995, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: N9BTL, Licensee ID: L01083377
    Grant Date: 11/15/2005, Expiration Date: 11/15/2015
    Registrant: David G Van Ells, 15375 S Rediger Rd, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: N9ROB
    Grant Date: 03/27/1995, Expiration Date: 12/22/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2004
    Registrant: Clarence V Heckman, 15083 S Kunert Rd, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: N9TIS
    Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006
    Registrant: Shirley R Beckwell, 6707 E County Rd T, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: N9TZH
    Grant Date: 06/08/1993, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2005
    Registrant: George F Beckwell, Rt 1 Box 568, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: WA9DWI, Licensee ID: L01434807
    Grant Date: 10/02/2008, Expiration Date: 11/17/2018
    Registrant: Wayne A Hughes, 6677 E Cty Rd T, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: WB9OUK, Licensee ID: L01280828
    Grant Date: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 06/20/2017, Certifier: Paul D Leuck
    Registrant: Paul D Leuck, Gordon, WI 54838
  • Call Sign: KC9YQL, Licensee ID: L01777879
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/02/2023, Certifier: Donald W Barnhart
    Registrant: Donald W Barnhart, 14035 S Blackberry Ln, Gordon, WI 54838


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1


Gordon on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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