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Population in 2010: 289. Population change since 2000: -18.6%
 

Males: 146  (50.5%)
Females: 143  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  55.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54547.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,634 (it was $30,917 in 2000)
Oma:

$37,634
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,753

Oma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,398 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Oma:

$146,398
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $200,180; Detached houses: $202,944; Mobile homes: $21,919

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oma: 163.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Italian (16.9%), Irish (13.8%), Polish (11.3%), French (6.8%), Swedish (6.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 74.7 square miles.

Population density: 3.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Oma:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oma town:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 71.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Oma town:  1.7% ($1,484)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (104.1 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (174.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mercer, WI (2.9 miles ), Carey, WI (3.0 miles) , Pence, WI (3.4 miles) , Ironwood, MI (3.6 miles ), Hurley, WI (3.7 miles ), Montreal, WI (3.7 miles ), Bessemer, MI (3.7 miles ), Knight, WI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.28 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Oma household income distribution Oma home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+34.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Oma-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Oma town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 tornado 31.5 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Oma:

  • VILLA MARIA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • SKY VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oma:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 92 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 102 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 103 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 105 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 106 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 124 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 125 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

Public high schools in Oma:


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Notable locations in Oma: Sandrock (A), Oma Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Oma: Finnish Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Negro Lakes (A), Oak Lake (B), Oriole Lake (C), Otter Lake (D), Owl Lake (E), Pardee Lake (F), Pine Lake (G), Spinnet Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sandrock Creek (A), Laymans Creek (B), Pardee Creek (C), Virgin Creek (D), Lake One Creek (E), South Fork Black River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oma include: Lake Evelyn State Natural Area (1), Oma Park (2), Schomberg County Park (3), Underwood State Wildlife Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Iron 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:  65.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

16.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oma, WI

Oma compared to Wisconsin 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.
  • House age below 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 (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oma town (based on Iron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.11%
Here37.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents75.8%7.9%6.7%4.6%5.1%
Congregations41.7%16.7%8.3%8.3%25.0%
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: 2
Iron County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Iron County:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

23.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

26.7%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.0%

6.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
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 Gogebic County, MI  1.65% ($26,690 average AGI)


7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Gogebic County, MI  1.29% ($19,273 average AGI)
to Ashland County, WI  0.43% ($20,000)
to Oneida County, WI  0.43% ($42,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oma:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oma:

  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W224AW (92.7 FM; BERGLAND, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oma:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W57AR (Channel 57; SAYNER/VILAS COUNTY, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W31BA (Channel 31; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $671,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 253
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 4,053

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