Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 861.
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 457  (53.1%)
Females: 404  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

54.6 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54540.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,391 (it was $29,792 in 2000)
Land O'Lakes:

$39,391
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,098 (it was $18,765 in 2000)

Land O'Lakes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $246,086 (it was $133,300 in 2000)
Land O'Lakes:

$246,086
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $310,266; detached houses: $328,154; townhouses or other attached units: $260,822; in 2-unit structures: $248,224; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $185,956; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $354,754; mobile homes: $59,615
March 2019 cost of living index in Land O'Lakes: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Land O'Lakes, WI (2010)
    • 82996.3%White alone
    • 131.5%Two or more races
    • 101.2%Hispanic
    • 70.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

Races in Land O'Lakes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (46.0%), English (13.2%), Irish (11.8%), United States (10.9%), Polish (8.5%), Norwegian (8.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 83.1 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

22 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.5%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Land O'Lakes town:

1.3% ($1,672)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (131.6 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (198.7 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (310.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Conover, WI (3.0 miles ),
Plum Lake, WI (3.3 miles ),
Watersmeet, MI (3.6 miles ),
Sayner, WI (3.7 miles ),
Cloverland, WI (3.8 miles ),
Boulder Junction, WI (3.9 miles ),
Phelps, WI (3.9 miles ),
Presque Isle, WI (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 46.15 N, Longitude: 89.39 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Land O'Lakes, WI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in Land O'Lakes, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Wood products (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.0%)
  • Wood products (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.8%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Land O'Lakes, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)

Average climate in Land O'Lakes, 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 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.3. This is better than average.

City:

59.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.94
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.00227. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00227
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Land O'Lakes-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Land O'Lakes town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Land O'Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 322.0 miles away from Land O'Lakes 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 325.6 miles away from Land O'Lakes center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 334.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 516.6 miles away from Land O'Lakes center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 552.0 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 306.7 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 Vilas County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Land O'Lakes:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 78 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 82 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 99 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 113 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 124 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 125 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 129 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)

Public elementary/middle schools in Land O'Lakes:

  • NORTHLAND PINES ELEMENTARY-LAND O' LAKES (Students: 77, Location: 6485 TOWN HALL RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • SCHOOL OF OPTIONS & APPLIED RESEARCH MIDDLE (Location: 6485 TOWN HALL RD, Grades: 5-8, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Land O'Lakes

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Land O'Lakes: Ski Hill Winter Sports Area (A), Canty Park Recreation Site (B), Land O'Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Land O'Lakes: Land O' Lakes Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Land O' Lakes Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dorothy Lake (A), Osceola Lake (B), Palmer Lake (C), Perch Lake (D), Perry Lake (E), Pinkeye Lake (F), Sanborn Lake (G), Sime Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Pickerel Creek (A), Siphon Creek (B), Ontonagon River (C), Mill Creek (D), Salsich Creek (E), Helen Creek (F), Garland Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Plum Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Land O'Lakes include: Goodyear Springs - East State Natural Area (1), Johnson Lake Barrens State Natural Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Vilas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Land O'Lakes that have no violations reported:

  • U. OF NOTRE DAME - DORM C (Serves MI, Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WIND DRIFT RESORT (Serves MI, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

56.4%
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: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

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

3.2%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Land O'Lakes:

Marital status in Land O'Lakes, WI
  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Land O'Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Land O'Lakes, WI (based on Vilas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9238
Evangelical Protestant2,60917
Mainline Protestant2,11111
Other531
None13,734-
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: 10
This county:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Vilas County:

38.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.3%
Wisconsin:

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

18.7%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

7.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($92,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.66% ($36,113 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.46% ($39,932)
from Dane County, WI  0.26% ($98,400)


6.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.46% ($44,797 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.24% ($35,913)
to Dane County, WI  0.21% ($33,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Land O'Lakes:

  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Land O'Lakes:

  • WRJO (94.5 FM; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: BERNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMQA-FM (95.9 FM; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXPR (91.7 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/CASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Land O'Lakes:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W57AR (Channel 57; SAYNER/VILAS COUNTY, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W31BA (Channel 31; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.0mTotal length
  • 3,535Total average daily traffic
  • 225Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,868Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Donald R Pagenkopf, Hy B @ Water Tank (Lat: 46.162444 Lon: -89.215139), Type: 32.3, Overall height: 32.3 m, Registrant: Northway Communications Inc., Northway@dwave.Net, , Wausa-u, Phone: (715) 842-0841
  • Alan F Kilgore, 5937 Hwy 45 (Lat: 46.131333 Lon: -89.212083), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 43 m, Registrant: Wrvm, Inc., Akilgore@wrvm.Org, , 212 Surin-g, Phone: (920) 842-2900
  • Alan F Kilgore, 5937 Hwy 45 (Lat: 46.131333 Lon: -89.212083), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 43 m, Registrant: Wrvm, Inc., Akilgore@wrvm.Org, , 212 Surin-g, Phone: (920) 842-2900

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Land O'Lakes Airport (Lat: 46.156667 Lon: -89.210556), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQK38, Licensee ID: L01000071,
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2005, Expiration Date: 07/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015, Registrant: City Of Land O\'Lakes, 4802 Sheboygan Ave Box 7914, Madison, WI 53707

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Land O'Lakes, WI
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 4.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Land O'Lakes, WI
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 17.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Wood


Land O'Lakes compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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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