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Shawano County

Population in July 2009: 897. Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 

Males: 453  (50.5%)
Females: 444  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  48.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 54950

Estimated median household income in 2011: $46,306 (it was $40,188 in 2000)
Pella:

$46,306
Wisconsin:

$50,395
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,926

Pella town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $120,455 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Pella:

$120,455
Wisconsin:

$166,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,427; Detached houses: $178,443; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,914; In 2-unit structures: $83,166; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,914; Mobile homes: $64,487

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Pella races chart
  • White alone - 870 (99.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pella: 150.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (69.7%), Irish (7.0%), French (4.6%), Polish (4.4%), Czech (4.3%), Norwegian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 36.4 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Pella:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pella town:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Wisconsin:  4.5%

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

Pella town:  1.5% ($1,250)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Pella satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (37.9 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (118.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grant, WI (2.3 miles ), Herman, WI (2.3 miles ), Marion, WI (2.4 miles ), Embarrass, WI (2.6 miles ), Larrabee, WI (2.6 miles ), Belle Plaine, WI (2.7 miles ), Clintonville, WI (2.8 miles ), Seneca, WI (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 88.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-1.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Pella-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Pella town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pella topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Pella:

  • SHAWANO MED CTR (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)

Amtrak stations near Pella:

  • 6 miles: MARION (U.S. HWY 45) - Bus Station
  • 8 miles: CLINTONVILLE (20 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station
  • 13 miles: TIGERTON (U.S. HWY 45 & HWY M) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pella:

  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 36 miles; Appleton, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,092)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 38 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 41 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 42 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 46 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 51 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (about 112 miles; Mequon, WI; FT enrollment: 4,592)

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Notable location: Pella Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pella include: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (A), Saint Peter Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs and swamps: Hayman Falls Pond 260 (A), Pella Pond 334 (B), Pella Pond (C), Pella Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mill Creek (A), North Branch Embarrass River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pella: Hayman Falls County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Shawano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

8.5%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pella, WI

Pella compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pella (based on Shawano County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.48%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.0%32.9%16.4%3.1%2.9%
Congregations15.7%28.9%21.7%3.6%8.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.4%1.3%2.8%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%12.0%
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: 10
Shawano County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Shawano County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
This county:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawano County:

28.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

13.0%

6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Brown County, WI  0.85% ($41,481 average AGI)
from Outagamie County, WI  0.60% ($35,105)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.52% ($25,341)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Brown County, WI  1.06% ($29,530 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.73% ($31,905)
to Outagamie County, WI  0.63% ($30,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pella:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCH (960 AM; 1 kW; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pella:

  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pella:

  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $189,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 23
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,221

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pella, WI


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1

    FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

    1
    • 11402 Tower Lane (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.822333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52 m, Call Sign: WNPG711
      Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz
      Grant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/02/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2010
      Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

    FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

    1
    • 11402 Tower Lane (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.822333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNCS458
      Assigned Frequencies: 451.400 MHz
      Grant Date: 03/25/2005, Expiration Date: 05/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2013
      Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

    FCC Registered Paging Towers:

    1
    • 1 Mile W., 1 Mile N. Of Junction Of Hwy D & M (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.825083), Call Sign: KSJ805
      Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, 152.510 MHz, 152.510 MHz
      Grant Date: 07/28/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2001
      Registrant: Citizens Communications Company, 5600 Headquarters Drive, Plano, TX 75025-1209, Phone: (469) 365-3317, Fax: (469) 365-2707, Email:


    2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

    • Fire: 1

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