Oulu, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 527. Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 280  (53.1%)
Females: 247  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54847.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,424 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Oulu:

$53,424
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,416 (it was $15,017 in 2000)

Oulu town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $158,617 (it was $82,200 in 2000)
Oulu:

$158,617
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $205,254; Detached houses: $213,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $287,231; In 2-unit structures: $179,002; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $305,243; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,774; Mobile homes: $85,007; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,499
  • Races in Oulu, WI (2010)

    Oulu races chart
    • 50595.8%White alone
    • 81.5%Hispanic
    • 61.1%Two or more races
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oulu: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Swedish (9.6%), Norwegian (8.7%), Irish (8.3%), English (6.5%), Polish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 998 feet

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Oulu,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Oulu:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oulu town:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Oulu town:  1.1% ($900)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Oulu satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (31.1 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (139.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (381.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hughes, WI (2.5 miles ), Brule, WI (2.5 miles ), Tripp, WI (2.6 miles ), Orienta, WI (2.8 miles) , Iron River, WI (2.8 miles ), Maple, WI (3.1 miles ), Port Wing, WI (3.5 miles ), Lake Nebagamon, WI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 46.63 N, Longitude: 91.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+5.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Extraction workers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Oulu, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oulu-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the Oulu town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/3/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oulu-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 227.4 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 238.9 miles away from Oulu 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 263.1 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 418.4 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 379.9 miles away from Oulu center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 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 Bayfield County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oulu topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oulu:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 29 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 31 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 32 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 33 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 64 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 122 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 127 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

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Notable location: Oulu Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Oulu Cemetery (2), Pine Glade Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Oulu: Oula Pioneer Memorial Park (1). 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:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.4%
Whole state:

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

4.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Oulu travel time to work - commute Oulu mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,10910
Mainline Protestant2,24714
Evangelical Protestant84710
Other11
Orthodox--
None8,810-
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
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

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

14.3%
State:

13.0%

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
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 Ashland County, WI  0.88% ($28,127 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.58% ($40,111)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.26% ($37,500)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
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 Ashland County, WI  0.71% ($28,227 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.44% ($26,222)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.23% ($27,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oulu:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • 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 Oulu:

  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WWAX (92.1 FM; HERMANTOWN, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WSCN (100.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDNI (90.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQDS-FM (94.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KLDJ (101.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KUMD-FM (103.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)
  • KDAL-FM (95.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCB (105.1 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KUWS (91.3 FM; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WISC. SYS.)
  • WSCD-FM (92.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KTCO (98.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRBR-FM (102.5 FM; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNW (97.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNCB (89.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Oulu:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KDLH (Channel 3; DULUTH, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • KBJR-TV (Channel 6; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQDS-TV (Channel 21; DULUTH, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WDSE-TV (Channel 8; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DULUTH-SUPERIOR AREA EDUCATIONAL TV CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 595Total average daily traffic
  • 16Total average daily truck traffic
  • 705Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Oulu compared to Wisconsin 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 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 below state average.
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