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Rusk County

Population in 2012: 291 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 

Males: 152  (52.5%)
Females: 139  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  44.3 years

Zip codes: 54530.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,065 (it was $29,286 in 2000)
Hawkins:

$28,065
Wisconsin:

$50,395
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,985

Hawkins village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $68,763 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Hawkins:

$68,763
Wisconsin:

$166,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,258; Detached houses: $73,134; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,616; Mobile homes: $17,331

Median gross rent in 2011: $475.

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  • White alone - 296 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hawkins: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.6%), Polish (23.4%), Irish (9.6%), Norwegian (8.5%), Swedish (4.5%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1922

Elevation: 1369 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 133 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hawkins:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hawkins village:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.0%
Wisconsin:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,283 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $665 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (61.4 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (123.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (295.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richland, WI (2.1 miles ), Ingram, WI (2.2 miles) , Kennan, WI (2.5 miles ), South Fork, WI (2.5 miles) , Georgetown, WI (2.7 miles) , True, WI (2.9 miles ), Cedar Rapids, WI (2.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $101,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $125,000

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Latitude: 45.51 N, Longitude: 90.71 W

Area code: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-15.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (19%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hawkins-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Hawkins village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 tornado 29.8 miles away from the village center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Hawkins, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hawkins:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 63 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 63 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 74 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 88 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 104 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 107 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 112 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)

Library in Hawkins:

  • HAWKINS AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $33,322; Location: 709 MAIN ST.; 8,355 books; 29 audio materials; 624 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Hawkins: Hawkins Emergency Medical Services (A), Hawkins Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Creeks: Spring Creek (A), Morgan Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.9. This is better than average.
City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.91. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.91
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hawkins and their reported violations in the past:

HAWKINS WATERWORKS (Population served: 407, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2000), St Public Notif issued (OCT-23-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-13-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2000), St Public Notif issued (SEP-28-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 23.6%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  1.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  52.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hawkins, WI

Hawkins compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Hawkins travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hawkins (based on Rusk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.17%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.2%20.5%6.5%5.3%3.5%
Congregations20.5%10.3%5.1%12.8%7.7%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents3.1%2.9%1.9%1.8%5.3%
Congregations5.1%7.7%2.6%7.7%20.5%
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: 6
Rusk County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,223$26,6760$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$890
Streets and Highways 1$3,322$39,8640$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$528
Totals for Government 2$5,545$33,2706$1,418

Hawkins government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $48,000 ($164.95)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($3.44)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $74,000 ($254.30)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($206.19)
    Fire Protection: $48,000 ($164.95)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($140.89)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($113.40)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($48.11)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($30.93)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($30.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($27.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($20.62)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($17.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($6.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($41.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $31,000 ($106.53)
    Central Staff: $10,000 ($34.36)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($13.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $91,000 ($312.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.44)

Hawkins government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,000 ($185.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($72.16)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($10.31)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $67,000 ($230.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($44.67)
    Rents: $10,000 ($34.36)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($17.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($82.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $167,000 ($573.88)
    Highways: $39,000 ($134.02)
    All Other: $14,000 ($48.11)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($85.91)
    NEC: $4,000 ($13.75)

Hawkins government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($54.98)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $199,000 ($683.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $169,000 ($580.76)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($48.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($103.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($6.87)

Hawkins government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $515,000 ($1769.76)

5.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Barron County, WI  0.62% ($22,143 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.60% ($21,412)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.34% ($31,842)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Chippewa County, WI  0.87% ($38,280 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.84% ($22,167)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.54% ($24,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hawkins:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • 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))
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hawkins:

  • 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)
  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCQM (98.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Hawkins:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

Hawkins fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 1992 08:27 PM, 8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 220
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,290

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hawkins)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • W City Limits On Hwy 8 (Lat: 45.517194 Lon: -90.719028), Call Sign: KTA677
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/1997, Expiration Date: 04/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2001
    Registrant: Ray Baker, Box 319, Hawkins, WI 54530

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9SVM, Licensee ID: L01583843
    Grant Date: 07/22/2010, Expiration Date: 07/22/2020, Certifier: Brian J Snider
    Registrant: Brian J Snider, 619 Factory St, Hawkins, WI 54530

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MOONEY COLLIN E KIT FOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582UL DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 461DC , Serial Number: 1879, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel P Cynor, W2510 Lessard Rd, Hawkins, WI 54530


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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