Mecan, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 686.
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 359  (52.3%)
Females: 327  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

54.4 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53949.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,005 (it was $31,389 in 2000)
Mecan:

$45,005
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,537 (it was $16,464 in 2000)

Mecan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $136,066 (it was $78,600 in 2000)
Mecan:

$136,066
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $179,804; detached houses: $192,212; townhouses or other attached units: $189,456; in 2-unit structures: $125,553; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,898; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,276; mobile homes: $68,550
March 2019 cost of living index in Mecan: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Mecan, WI (2010)
    • 66096.2%White alone
    • 121.7%Black alone
    • 60.9%Hispanic
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: German (53.2%), Polish (13.1%), Irish (12.4%), English (5.4%), Norwegian (5.4%), Italian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 817 feet

Land area: 27.5 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Mecan, Wisconsin map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Wisconsin:

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

1.8% ($1,407)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (36.5 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (51.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (156.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Princeton, WI (2.3 miles ),
Marquette, WI (2.4 miles),
Montello, WI (2.4 miles ),
Kingston, WI (3.0 miles ),
St. Marie, WI (3.0 miles ),
Buffalo, WI (3.1 miles ),
Dalton, WI (3.2 miles ),
Packwaukee, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 89.22 W

Distribution of median household income in Mecan, WI in 2017
Mecan satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Mecan, WI residents
Average permit cost in Mecan, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +230 (+46.4%).
Most common industries in Mecan, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Machinery (9.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.2%)
  • Machinery (13.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Mecan, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

Average climate in Mecan, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mecan-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Mecan town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mecan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 376.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.9 miles away from Mecan 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 351.5 miles away from Mecan 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 144.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 375.3 miles away from Mecan center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 409.2 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 Marquette County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mecan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mecan:

  • MONTELLO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MONTELLO, WI)
  • SUNNYVIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, WI)
  • SUNNYVIEW VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, WI)
  • MARKESAN RESIDENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARKESAN, WI)
  • RIVERDALE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARKESAN, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-CONTINENTAL MANOR OF RANDOLPH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RANDOLPH, WI)
  • NORTHLAND HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WESTFIELD, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mecan:

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 37 miles; Oshkosh, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,637)
  • Marian University (about 40 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 40 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 48 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 50 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 51 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Mecan include: Immanuel Church (A), Trinity Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

River: Mecan River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marquette 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:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Mecan:

Marital status in Mecan, WI
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mecan:

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mecan, WI (based on Marquette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,45018
Catholic2,5674
Mainline Protestant1,36711
Other2-
None8,018-
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: 5
Here:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Marquette County:

11.37 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
State:

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

12.0%
State:

13.0%

Strongest AM radio stations in Mecan:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mecan:

  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WPKR (99.5 FM; OMRO, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mecan:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.0mTotal length
  • $337,000Total costs
  • 9,500Total average daily traffic
  • 561Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,478Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mecan, WI
  • 69.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Wood
  • 7.8%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Electricity
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mecan, WI
  • 92.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Electricity


Mecan 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
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