Grant, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,906. Population change since 2000: -5.6%
Males: 991  (52.0%)
Females: 915  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54928.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,725 (it was $52,459 in 2000)
Grant:

$64,725
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,559 (it was $21,793 in 2000)

Grant town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $163,320 (it was $99,000 in 2000)
Grant:

$163,320
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Grant, WI (2010)

    Grant races chart
    • 1,86397.7%White alone
    • 130.7%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grant: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.0%), Polish (19.2%), Irish (10.7%), English (7.1%), United States (6.6%), Norwegian (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 71.2 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Grant,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Grant:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grant town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Grant town:  1.5% ($1,463)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (60.2 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (89.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (200.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Wazeecha, WI (2.0 miles ), Grand Rapids, WI (2.2 miles ), Biron, WI (2.7 miles ), Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2.8 miles ), Pine Grove, WI (2.8 miles ), Saratoga, WI (2.9 miles ), Bancroft, WI (2.9 miles ), Port Edwards, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $109,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (37%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)

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

Average climate in Grant, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Grant town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grant-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% 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 203.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 418.3 miles away from Grant center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 393.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 324.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from Grant center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 417.1 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 Portage County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Grant:

  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • EDGEWATER HAVEN NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PORT EDWARDS, WI)
  • STEVENS POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • PORTAGE CTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HSPC STEVENS POINT (Hospital, about 14 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • DAVITA - STEVENS POINT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grant:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 7 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 14 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 45 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 61 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 61 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 64 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 74 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

Private high school in Grant:

  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: W4603 STATE HIGHWAY 64, Grades: 1-9)

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

Reservoir: 46 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: South Branch Tenmile Creek (A), North Branch Tenmile Creek (B), Buena Vista Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grant include: Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow State Natural Area (1), Buena Vista Quarry Prairie State Natural Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

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

0.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grant town (based on Portage County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,52016
Evangelical Protestant6,39035
Mainline Protestant5,68717
Other3926
None29,030-
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: 8
Portage County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Portage County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

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

11.6%
State:

13.0%

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
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 Wood County, WI  0.61% ($36,297 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($27,442)
from Dane County, WI  0.31% ($37,250)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Wood County, WI  0.68% ($29,123 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.53% ($34,958)
to Dane County, WI  0.44% ($31,868)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grant:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grant:

  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Grant:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 1,675Total average daily traffic
  • 26Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,875Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Christopher B Page, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE STE 700
  • Vielka M Gabriel, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: 9194656649, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, 100 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400
  • VIELKA M GABRIEL, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: 9194656649, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, 100 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400
  • Vicki Schultheis, West Side Of 130th St., South Of Int. Of Maple St. & 13 130th St (Lat: 44.388889 Lon: -89.631667), Type: 148.1, Overall height: 142.9 m, Registrant: 2024247673, Nkspooner@swidlaw.Com, 3000 K STREET, N.W. SUITE 300
  • Frederick E Cannady, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: 9194680112, Fred.Cannady@spectrasite.Com, 400 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Frederick E Cannady, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: 9194680112, Fred.Cannady@spectrasite.Com, 400 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • West Side Of 130th St., South Of Int. Of Maple St. & 13 130th St (Lat: 44.388889 Lon: -89.631667), Type: 148.1, Overall height: 142.9 m, Registrant: 9208411231, , 4600 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Grant 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.
  • 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 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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