Laketown, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 961.
Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 490  (51.0%)
Females: 471  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54853.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,558 (it was $40,156 in 2000)
Laketown:

$54,558
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,929 (it was $17,573 in 2000)

Laketown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,927 (it was $94,600 in 2000)
Laketown:

$157,927
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $194,578; detached houses: $206,668; townhouses or other attached units: $178,805; in 2-unit structures: $215,007; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,537; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,532; mobile homes: $65,078; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $158,749
March 2019 cost of living index in Laketown: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Laketown, WI (2010)
    • 92696.4%White alone
    • 161.7%Hispanic
    • 70.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 40.4%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Swedish (28.6%), German (27.1%), Norwegian (26.1%), Danish (14.2%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.2 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (very low).

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Wisconsin:

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

1.1% ($1,028)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (46.1 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (51.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Trade Lake, WI (2.3 miles ),
Luck, WI (2.5 miles ),
Eureka, WI (2.6 miles ),
Milltown, WI (2.6 miles ),
Frederic, WI (2.6 miles ),
Sterling, WI (2.7 miles ),
West Sweden, WI (2.9 miles ),
Anderson, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 45.61 N, Longitude: 92.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Laketown, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $211,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $211,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $333,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Laketown, WI residents
Average permit cost in Laketown, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Laketown, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Laketown, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Carpenters (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Laketown, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laketown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Laketown town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laketown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly 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 166.9 miles away from Laketown center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 347.5 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 206.8 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 Laketown 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 341.2 miles away from Laketown 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Laketown:

  • FREDERIC NUR REHAB COM (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FREDERIC, WI)
  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-ST CROIX VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX FALLS DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX REG MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • CAPESIDE COVE GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SIREN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laketown:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 34 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 44 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Bethel University (about 48 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 48 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 49 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 51 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Laketown: Laketown Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Little Mirror Lake (B), Round Lake (C), Sandhill Lake (D), Spring Lake (E), Bullhead Lake (F), Herby Lake (G), Clauson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Butternut Creek (A). 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
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.7%
Whole state:

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

2.7%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Laketown:

Marital status in Laketown, WI
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Laketown:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Laketown, WI (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

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
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
State:

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

9.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

6.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Croix County, WI  1.26% ($45,524 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($33,860)
from Washington County, MN  0.44% ($60,432)


5.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
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 St. Croix County, WI  0.97% ($45,858 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.46% ($34,012)
to Burnett County, WI  0.39% ($35,157)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laketown:

  • 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))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laketown:

  • 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)
  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laketown:

  • 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.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • $179,000Total costs
  • 14,550Total average daily traffic
  • 886Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,233Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Laketown, WI
  • 53.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.2%Wood
  • 3.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Laketown, WI
  • 44.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.0%Electricity
  • 8.0%Wood


Laketown 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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