Marengo, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 390. Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 
Males: 206  (52.8%)
Females: 184  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54855.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,682 (it was $33,036 in 2000)
Marengo:

$39,682
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,730 (it was $16,487 in 2000)

Marengo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,845 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Marengo:

$113,845
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $126,672; Detached houses: $138,029; Mobile homes: $65,348
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Marengo races chart
  • White alone - 379 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marengo: 141.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.0%), Swedish (9.7%), Norwegian (6.6%), English (6.1%), United States (5.2%), Dutch (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 71.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Marengo,WI real estate house value index trend

Marengo, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Marengo:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marengo town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 5.0%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Marengo, Wisconsin as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Marengo to the number of sex offenders is 349 to 1.


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

Marengo town:  1.3% ($864)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Marengo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (68.0 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (145.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (347.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: White River, WI (2.8 miles ), Mellen, WI (3.0 miles ), Morse, WI (3.1 miles ), Kelly, WI (3.2 miles ), Grandview, WI (3.3 miles ), Clam Lake, WI (3.4 miles) , Mason, WI (3.6 miles) , Grand View, WI (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.33 N, Longitude: 90.85 W

Area code: 715

Marengo household income distribution Marengo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+27.9%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

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

Average climate in Marengo, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Marengo-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the Marengo town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marengo-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 253.6 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 265.5 miles away from Marengo 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 350.4 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 291.1 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 441.4 miles away from Marengo center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from the city 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 Ashland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marengo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Marengo:

  • MELLEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MELLEN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marengo:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 65 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 66 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 68 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 110 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 111 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

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Notable locations in Marengo: Ashland County Fairground (A), Marengo Valley Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.0. This is better than average.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marengo that have no violations reported:

  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD APOSTOLIC LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

14.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

Marengo compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marengo town (based on Ashland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.10%
Here: 69.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents52.8%18.7%9.5%4.4%3.1%
Congregations24.2%15.2%6.1%3.0%9.1%
NameBaptist General ConferenceUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.9%1.8%3.8%
Congregations3.0%9.1%3.0%9.1%18.2%
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: 8
Ashland County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ashland County:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

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

11.7%
State:

13.0%

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Bayfield County, WI  0.70% ($28,227 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.38% ($26,083)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.27% ($34,353)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Bayfield County, WI  0.87% ($28,127 average AGI)
to Price County, WI  0.39% ($29,800)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($20,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marengo:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WATW (1400 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marengo:

  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBSZ (93.3 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: GERALD JAMES HACKMAN)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)

TV broadcast stations around Marengo:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WAST-LP (Channel 25; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: RESOURCE RECOVERY OF WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • W45CI (Channel 45; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,030
Total average daily truck traffic: 253
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,920

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Tracy Drunasky, 41675 Government Road (#6668) (Lat: 46.419139 Lon: -90.738528), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55003 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET
  • Karen Stoner, 41675 Government Road (#6668) (Lat: 46.419139 Lon: -90.738528), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55003 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET
  • Karen Stoner, 41675 Government Road (#6668) (Lat: 46.419139 Lon: -90.738528), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55003 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Village 1 Blk N Entrance S Hwy 13 (Lat: 46.423833 Lon: -90.815750), Call Sign: KNDU591, Licensee ID: L00566232
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, 154.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2002, Expiration Date: 10/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2012
    Registrant: Marengo, Village Of, P O Box 4, Marengo, WI 54855, Phone: (715) 278-3788

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N3ZGR, Licensee ID: L01488205
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019
    Registrant: Brett D Granger, 64742 Long Road, Marengo, WI 54855
  • Call Sign: N9XQB, Licensee ID: L00585163
    Grant Date: 06/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014
    Registrant: Michael R Malmberg, 64346 County Highway C, Marengo, WI 54855

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: KRUSE DENNIS R SPEZIO SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 37685 , Serial Number: 447, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Pamela L Koepsel, 60436 Wildcat Rd, Marengo, WI 54855

Most common first names in Marengo, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John877.4 years
William774.7 years
Matt478.0 years
Henry377.3 years
Ellen370.0 years
Martin382.6 years
Ruth372.7 years
Charles283.5 years
Agnes278.0 years
Elizabeth269.0 years
Most common last names in Marengo, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mattson466.2 years
Stevens476.8 years
Lindquist382.0 years
Anderson374.3 years
Huhn371.6 years
Maatta380.1 years
Ovaska372.0 years
Provost364.3 years
Sukanen378.7 years
Suni377.3 years

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