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Population in 2010: 246. Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 

Males: 137  (55.7%)
Females: 109  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  63.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54821.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,744 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Namakagon:

$26,744
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,871

Namakagon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $347,107 (it was $196,400 in 2000)
Namakagon:

$347,107
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $445,198; Detached houses: $448,766; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,099

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Namakagon races chart
  • White alone - 243 (98.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Namakagon: 328.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (34.0%), Norwegian (12.6%), English (9.8%), United States (7.7%), Irish (6.7%), Swedish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 65.0 square miles.

Population density: 3.8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Namakagon:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Namakagon town:

  • Never married: 10.0%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Namakagon town:  1.7% ($3,259)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (64.5 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (131.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grandview, WI (2.6 miles ), Clam Lake, WI (2.8 miles) , Spider Lake, WI (2.8 miles ), Cable, WI (3.2 miles ), Grand View, WI (3.4 miles) , Marengo, WI (3.6 miles ), Drummond, WI (3.7 miles ), Round Lake, WI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.20 N, Longitude: 91.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Namakagon household income distribution Namakagon home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+2.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Gasoline stations (24%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Air transportation (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Namakagon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Namakagon town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 57.4 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bayfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Namakagon:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 61 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 65 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • Lake Superior College (about 66 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 66 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 100 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 100 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 102 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)

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Notable locations in Namakagon: Clam Lake Field Station (A), Namekagon Townhall (B), Namakagon Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Patsy Lake (A), Range Line Lake (B), Rock Lake (C), Spring Lake (D), Tank Lake (E), Trail Lake (F), Twin Lakes (G), White Bass Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Bayfield 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:  1.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

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

20.8%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

8.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Namakagon, WI

Namakagon compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income 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 college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Namakagon town (based on Bayfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.1%22.9%6.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations28.1%18.8%9.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents3.6%2.3%2.2%1.5%2.7%
Congregations6.3%6.3%3.1%6.3%9.4%
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: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bayfield County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.0%

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ashland County, WI  1.04% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.42% ($54,120)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($72,917)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ashland County, WI  1.22% ($23,356 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.73% ($33,545)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.30% ($26,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Namakagon:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Namakagon:

  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Namakagon:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K31GH (Channel 31; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,650
Total average daily truck traffic: 23
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 1,840


Namakagon on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
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