Pacific, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,707. Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 1,365  (50.4%)
Females: 1,342  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53954.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $69,178 (it was $49,122 in 2000)
Pacific:

$69,178
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,843 (it was $22,489 in 2000)

Pacific town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $202,977 (it was $131,100 in 2000)
Pacific:

$202,977
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $222,574; Detached houses: $230,823; Townhouses or other attached units: $166,363; In 2-unit structures: $193,842; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,822; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,308; Mobile homes: $34,548
  • Races in Pacific, WI (2010)

    Pacific races chart
    • 2,62096.8%White alone
    • 431.6%Hispanic
    • 210.8%Asian alone
    • 130.5%Two or more races
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pacific: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.3%), Norwegian (13.3%), English (12.8%), Irish (11.1%), Polish (5.4%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 20.3 square miles.

Population density: 133 people per square mile   (very low).

Pacific,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Pacific:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pacific town:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 68.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

26 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Pacific town:  0.7% ($970)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (30.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (145.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Portage, WI (2.0 miles ), Wyocena, WI (2.2 miles ), Pardeeville, WI (2.4 miles ), Dekorra, WI (2.6 miles ), Fort Winnebago, WI (2.6 miles ), Marcellon, WI (2.8 miles ), Poynette, WI (2.9 miles ), Lowville, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 89.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +561 (+28.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Pacific, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pacific-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Pacific town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pacific-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 358.8 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 144.2 miles away from Pacific 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 333.9 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 123.9 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 357.6 miles away from Pacific 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 391.5 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 Columbia County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pacific:

  • COLUMBIA HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WYOCENA, WI)
  • DIVINE SAVIOR HEALTHCARE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PORTAGE, WI)
  • DIVINE SAVIOR HLTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; PORTAGE, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-LODI (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LODI, WI)

Amtrak station near Pacific:

  • 5 miles: PORTAGE (400 W. ONEIDA ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pacific:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 28 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 32 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Marian University (about 53 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 53 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

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Notable location: Columbia Energy Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Pacific: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Swan Lake (A), Lake George (B), Lake Columbia (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Pacific: Swan Lake State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

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

2.8%
Whole state:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pacific town (based on Columbia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,4739
Evangelical Protestant9,99044
Mainline Protestant9,91134
Other93
None25,450-
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: 10
Columbia County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Columbia County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 68
Here:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

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

14.0%
State:

13.0%

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($85 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  2.15% ($43,088 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.78% ($30,688)
from Dodge County, WI  0.36% ($38,161)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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 Dane County, WI  1.86% ($35,679 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.82% ($34,271)
to Dodge County, WI  0.57% ($35,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pacific:

  • WPDR (1350 AM; 1 kW; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHFA (1240 AM; 1 kW; POYNETTE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pacific:

  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

TV broadcast stations around Pacific:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 18,500Total average daily traffic
  • 555Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,600Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

Pacific 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 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.
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