Mead, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 321. Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 173  (53.9%)
Females: 148  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54437.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,174 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Mead:

$39,174
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,448 (it was $13,459 in 2000)

Mead town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,782 (it was $90,700 in 2000)
Mead:

$139,782
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Mead, WI (2010)

    Mead races chart
    • 31196.9%White alone
    • 72.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mead: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.2%), Norwegian (9.0%), Polish (8.6%), English (6.9%), Irish (6.9%), Swiss (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mead,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Mead:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mead town:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

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

Mead town:  2.4% ($2,167)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (37.3 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (117.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (255.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hendren, WI (2.1 miles ), Warner, WI (2.5 miles ), Reseburg, WI (2.6 miles ), Greenwood, WI (2.6 miles ), Foster, WI (3.0 miles) , Longwood, WI (3.1 miles ), Seif, WI (3.2 miles ), Worden, WI (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $101,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 90.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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

5.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Mead-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Mead town center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 tornado 28.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 50 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mead-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 265.4 miles away from the city 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 248.6 miles away from Mead center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 277.4 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 222.6 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 429.6 miles away from Mead center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 306.0 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 Clark County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mead:

  • OAKBROOK HLTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; THORP, WI)
  • DAVITA - MEADOW LANE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; STANLEY, WI)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; STANLEY, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mead:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 38 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 38 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 55 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 55 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 59 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 61 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Winona State University (about 69 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)

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Notable location: Veterans Memorial County Park Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Mead Lake 95 (A), 0.3 Reservoir (B), Mead Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Rocky Run (B), Norwegian Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mead: North Mead Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Clark 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:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

20.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

7.1%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Mead compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mead town (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,5359
Evangelical Protestant6,59441
Mainline Protestant3,98125
Other75
Orthodox--
None14,573-
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: 9
Clark County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Clark County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

16.2%
State:

13.0%

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
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  0.69% ($34,212 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($34,786)
from Taylor County, WI  0.36% ($34,909)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.93% ($28,259 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.73% ($28,099)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.44% ($21,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mead:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Mead:

  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCCN-FM (107.5 FM; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN B/CG INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WOSQ (92.3 FM; SPENCER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mead:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $251,000Total costs
  • 690Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 760Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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