Lanark, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,527. Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 806  (52.8%)
Females: 721  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54406.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,736 (it was $41,932 in 2000)
Lanark:

$51,736
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,987 (it was $19,246 in 2000)

Lanark town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $162,990 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Lanark:

$162,990
WI:

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

    Lanark races chart
    • 1,47396.5%White alone
    • 221.4%Hispanic
    • 151.0%Two or more races
    • 130.9%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lanark: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.5%), Polish (17.9%), Irish (12.4%), Norwegian (9.3%), English (7.9%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.9 square miles.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (very low).

Lanark,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Lanark:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lanark town:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Lanark town:  1.4% ($1,427)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (42.8 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (89.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farmington, WI (2.4 miles ), Chain O' Lakes, WI (2.4 miles ), Chain O' Lakes-King, WI (2.4 miles ), Amherst, WI (2.5 miles ), Dayton, WI (2.6 miles ), Amherst Junction, WI (2.8 miles ), Nelsonville, WI (3.0 miles) , Scandinavia, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 89.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +259 (+21.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in Lanark, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lanark-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Lanark town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 32.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lanark-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 201.7 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 415.1 miles away from Lanark 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 390.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 342.8 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 182.9 miles away from Lanark center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 364.1 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 Lanark:

  • CRYSTAL RIVER NUR REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • DAVITA - GRAND SEASONS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - WAUPACA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • BETHANY HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • HOSPICE PGM WAUPACA CTY (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lanark:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 19 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 26 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 41 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 43 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Lawrence University (about 44 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 47 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 59 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

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Church in Lanark: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Badger Cemetery (1), Hillside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Peters Lake (A), Pierces Lake (B), Spring Lake (C), Lake Bingo (D), Boelter Lake (E), Huntleys Lake (F), Jim Lake (G), 17 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Spring Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

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

3.6%
Whole state:

3.7%
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lanark 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 Lanark:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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 Lanark:

  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)

TV broadcast stations around Lanark:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 11,345Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,205Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Lanark 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.
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