Grow, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 427.
Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 205  (48.0%)
Females: 222  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54731.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,995 (it was $36,484 in 2000)
Grow:

$50,995
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,831 (it was $13,133 in 2000)

Grow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,998 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Grow:

$119,998
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Grow: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Grow, WI (2010)
    • 41396.7%White alone
    • 71.6%Two or more races
    • 30.7%Asian alone
    • 20.5%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: German (53.3%), Norwegian (20.7%), Irish (17.5%), Polish (15.0%), English (7.4%), Russian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.4 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

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

1.3% ($888)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (48.2 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (108.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (297.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Conrath, WI (1.7 miles),
Tony, WI (2.1 miles),
Ladysmith, WI (2.5 miles ),
Flambeau, WI (2.7 miles ),
Glen Flora, WI (2.7 miles),
Sheldon, WI (2.7 miles ),
True, WI (2.8 miles ),
Willard, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 45.42 N, Longitude: 90.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Grow, WI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in Grow, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.6%)
  • Wood products (12.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (32.8%)
  • Wood products (14.8%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Food (3.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Wood products (9.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.0%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Grow, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Food processing workers (3.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (18.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.8%)
  • Food processing workers (6.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)

Average climate in Grow, 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 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.59
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grow-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Grow town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.5 miles away from the town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 245.0 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 257.2 miles away from Grow 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 293.2 miles away from Grow center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 420.9 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 285.1 miles away from Grow center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.3 miles away from Grow 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 Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Grow:

  • LADYSMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grow:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 50 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 50 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 51 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 59 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 73 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 89 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 93 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Grow Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: South Fork Main Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rusk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

18.2%
Whole state:

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

12.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Grow:

Marital status in Grow, WI
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

For population 25 years and over in Grow:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grow, WI (based on Rusk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2568
Evangelical Protestant2,19022
Mainline Protestant2,05913
Other11
None7,249-
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: 6
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Rusk County:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rusk County:

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Barron County, WI  1.08% ($35,017 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.95% ($37,830)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.58% ($42,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grow:

  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grow:

  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Grow:

  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.5mTotal length
  • $168,000Total costs
  • 8,044Total average daily traffic
  • 282Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,349Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grow, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grow, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grow, WI
  • 45.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.6%Wood
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grow, WI
  • 47.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.3%Wood


Grow 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 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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