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Population in 2021: 13,701 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.2%
 
Males: 6,490  (47.4%)
Females: 7,211  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 54467, 54482.

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Estimated median household income in 2021: $71,071 (it was $51,238 in 2000)
Plover:

$71,071
WI:

$67,125

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $36,499 (it was $23,085 in 2000)

Plover village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $197,605 (it was $112,200 in 2000)
Plover:

$197,605
WI:

$230,700

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $232,404; detached houses: $237,467; townhouses or other attached units: $241,655; mobile homes: $25,656

Median gross rent in 2021: $868.

March 2022 cost of living index in Plover: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 7.1%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Black residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 0.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Plover, WI (2021)
    • 11,97089.0%White alone
    • 7315.4%Two or more races
    • 3993.0%Hispanic
    • 2201.6%Black alone
    • 1871.4%Asian alone
    • 610.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Plover, Wisconsin as of December 02, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Plover is 428 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Plover by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
2
(16.4)
2
(16.3)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.1)
6
(48.5)
5
(39.6)
3
(23.3)
4
(30.4)
6
(45.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.3)
2
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(78.3)
8
(67.8)
13
(109.7)
6
(49.5)
13
(106.8)
4
(32.9)
13
(105.9)
7
(56.8)
4
(32.3)
10
(80.9)
12
(95.0)
11
(85.6)
15
(113.9)
21
(159.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(400.2)
52
(440.8)
23
(194.1)
23
(189.7)
19
(156.0)
13
(106.9)
24
(195.4)
21
(170.5)
20
(161.6)
16
(129.4)
17
(134.6)
13
(101.1)
14
(106.4)
28
(212.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
262
(2,279)
254
(2,153)
201
(1,696)
193
(1,592)
168
(1,380)
148
(1,217)
220
(1,791)
150
(1,218)
192
(1,551)
148
(1,197)
135
(1,069)
156
(1,214)
157
(1,193)
202
(1,530)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(78.3)
10
(84.8)
4
(33.7)
1
(8.2)
4
(32.9)
2
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.2)
2
(16.2)
5
(39.6)
6
(46.7)
3
(22.8)
6
(45.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.2)
9
(71.3)
3
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(22.7)
City-Data.com crime index157.6137.3119.690.0103.279.6138.397.887.6120.6126.695.2106.4163.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Plover, WI

Crime rate in Plover detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 23 (20 officers - 18 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Wisconsin average:

2.07
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Ancestries: Polish (26.7%), German (22.1%), American (12.6%), Irish (4.0%), Norwegian (3.8%), Eastern European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1971

Elevation: 1075 feet

Land area: 8.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,613 people per square mile   (low).

Plover, Wisconsin map

581 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 1.3% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This village:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $3,344 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $3,330 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (57.9 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (96.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Whiting, WI (1.3 miles ),
Park Ridge, WI (1.9 miles ),
Stevens Point, WI (2.0 miles ),
Linwood, WI (2.2 miles ),
Hull, WI (2.3 miles ),
Stockton, WI (2.5 miles ),
Polonia, WI (3.1 miles ),
Grant, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.47 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -138 (-1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,236 (32.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Plover, WI in 2021
Distribution of house value in Plover, WI in 2021
Plover satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 34 buildings, average cost: $288,900
  • 2020: 36 buildings, average cost: $287,300
  • 2019: 41 buildings, average cost: $289,100
  • 2018: 43 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $283,200
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $276,400
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $245,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $300,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $925,000
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2005: 63 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2004: 77 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2003: 83 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2002: 65 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2000: 54 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $114,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Plover, WI residents
Average permit cost in Plover, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Wisconsin:

2.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,328 (+28.4%).
Most common industries in Plover, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.6%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Paper (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (16.9%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Plover, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Plover, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Plover, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 52.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Plover-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Plover village center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 33.5 miles away from the village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plover-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 424.7 miles away from the city 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 399.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 258.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 424.8 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 Portage County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plover topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Plover:

  • STEVENS POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • PORTAGE CTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HSPC STEVENS POINT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • DAVITA - STEVENS POINT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • MINISTRY ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL OF STEVENS POINT Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)

Airports located in Plover:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plover:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 5 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 13 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 37 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 56 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 58 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Lawrence University (about 59 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 72 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)

Public elementary/middle schools in Plover:

  • PLOVER-WHITING ELEMENTARY (Location: 1400 HOOVER AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY (Location: 2200 WISCONSIN AVE, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Plover:

  • ST BRONISLAVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 107, Location: 3301 WILLOW DR, Grades: PK-5)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Plover: Plover Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Village of Plover Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (B), J H Morgan House (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Manufacturers Direct Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Plover include: Assembly of God Church (A), Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (B), Saint Bronislava Church (C), Plover United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McDill Cemetery (1), Plover Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Pacawa (A), Lake Clar-Re (B), Springville Pond (C), Springville Pond 18 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Little Plover River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Plover include: Easlan-Waslan Park (1), Little Plover River Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Pacawa Park (4), Royal Wood Park (5), Springville Pond Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn (3090 Village Park Drive) (1), Americinn (1501 American Drive) (2), Elizabeth Inn & Convention Center (5246 Harding Avenue) (3), Americinn - Plover- Wi (1501 American Dr) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Joe Pavelski - Ice hockey player, Walt Wilmot - Baseball player, Clayton K. Slack - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Randy Berry - College basketball player (Wisc. Green Bay Phoenix).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plover and their reported violations in the past:

SMILYS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2008), St Other (4 times from APR-15-2008 to MAR-20-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2010), St Other (SEP-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-01-2010 to FEB-11-2011), St Other (MAR-31-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2014), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-19-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NO PROBLEM BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-27-2008), St Other (2 times from OCT-27-2008 to NOV-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plover that have no violations reported:

  • SPEAKEASY 54 (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIDGEWOOD CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHOOTERS SUPPER CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

65.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.9%
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

People in group quarters in Plover in 2010:

  • 19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Plover in 2000:

  • 19 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Plover (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Crossroads Commons Branch at 1200 Commerce Place, branch established on 2006/08/14; Plover Branch at 2851 Post Road, branch established on 1967/03/15. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • WOODTRUST BANK, N. A.: Plover Branch at 1900 Plover Road, branch established on 1996/03/15. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $331.4 mil, Deposits: $274.2 mil, headquarters in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Woodtrust Financial Corp
  • Citizens Community Federal: Plover Branch at 250 Crossroads Drive, branch established on 2009/07/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $530.8 mil, Deposits: $444.7 mil, headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 28 total offices
  • Portage County Bank: Plover Branch at 2520 Post Road, branch established on 1991/09/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.2 mil, Deposits: $92.6 mil, headquarters in Almond, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Portage County Bancshares, Inc.
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Plover Branch at 2558 Post Road, branch established on 1995/11/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,067.4 mil, Deposits: $2,481.9 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Plover Branch at 2727 Post Road, branch established on 1964/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

For population 15 years and over in Plover:

Marital status in Plover, WI
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Plover:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Plover
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plover, WI (based on Portage County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,52016
Evangelical Protestant6,39035
Mainline Protestant5,68717
Other3926
None29,030-
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: 8
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Portage County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.1%
State:

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

11.6%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Plover:

46.2%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.6%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Plover:

28.9
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.9%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Plover:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Plover:

35.6%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Plover:

78.8%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plover, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$115,066$69,0400$0
Streets and Highways 11$60,837$66,3683$689
Sewerage 6$36,129$72,2580$0
Water Supply 6$32,272$64,5440$0
Other Government Administration 5$29,053$69,7276$1,536
Financial Administration 3$18,933$75,7321$4,177
Firefighters 2$13,342$80,05246$7,211
Other and Unallocable 2$10,848$65,08815$4,607
Police - Other 2$8,225$49,3504$1,399
Judicial and Legal 1$3,659$43,9080$0
Health 0$0 19$7,045
Totals for Government 58$328,364$67,93794$26,664

Plover government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,928,000 ($213.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $277,000 ($20.22)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($0.66)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,785,000 ($203.27)
    Police Protection: $2,557,000 ($186.63)
    Regular Highways: $2,155,000 ($157.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,801,000 ($131.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $884,000 ($64.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $499,000 ($36.42)
    Central Staff Services: $334,000 ($24.38)
    General - Other: $300,000 ($21.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000 ($13.65)
    Transit Utilities: $165,000 ($12.04)
    Financial Administration: $154,000 ($11.24)
    Health - Other: $142,000 ($10.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $120,000 ($8.76)
    General Public Buildings: $66,000 ($4.82)
    Natural Resources - Other: $28,000 ($2.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($0.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.29)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $803,000 ($58.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $182,000 ($13.28)
    Police Protection: $152,000 ($11.09)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($6.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.44)

Plover government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,620,000 ($191.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000 ($8.69)
    Other: $47,000 ($3.43)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($1.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($1.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $271,000 ($19.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $278,000 ($20.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $72,000 ($5.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($3.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $32,000 ($2.34)
    Rents: $15,000 ($1.09)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.15)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,080,000 ($151.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $686,000 ($50.07)
    General Local Government Support: $653,000 ($47.66)
    Education: $166,000 ($12.12)
    Transit Utilities: $135,000 ($9.85)
    Other: $73,000 ($5.33)
  • Tax - Property: $6,758,000 ($493.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $287,000 ($20.95)
    Other License: $111,000 ($8.10)
    Other: $40,000 ($2.92)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($0.95)

Plover government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,834,000 ($1666.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,141,000 ($1470.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,192,000 ($524.93)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000 ($328.44)
Businesses in Plover, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Best Western1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's2
Carson Pirie Scott1Menards1
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Toyota1
IHOP1U-Haul2
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
Kohl's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Plover:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plover:

  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plover:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Plover: Clayton K. Slack.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Plover fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 47.7mTotal length
  • $3,964,000Total costs
  • 307,150Total average daily traffic
  • 38,352Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Plover, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 131960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Plover, WI

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2015, and the least - 3 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Plover, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.4%), and Outside Fires (22.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Plover, WI
    • 25461.4%Structure Fires
    • 9522.9%Outside Fires
    • 5513.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 102.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plover, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Plover, Wisconsin:

  • Hampton Inn Plover Stevens Point, 3090 Vlg Park Dr, Plover, Wisconsin 54467 , Phone: (715) 295-9900, Fax: (715) 295-0991
  • Sleep Inn, 1560 American Dr, Plover, Wisconsin 54467 , Phone: (715) 342-0400, Fax: (715) 254-2155
  • Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference Center, 5253 Harding Ave, Plover, Wisconsin 54467 , Phone: (715) 544-6200, Fax: (715) 544-6209
  • Super 8, 5246 Harding Ave, Plover, Wisconsin 54467 , Phone: (714) 341-4414
  • Americinn Of Plover, 1501 American Dr, Plover, Wisconsin 54467 , Phone: (715) 342-1244, Fax: (715) 342-1325
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Plover, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plover, WI
  • 93.6%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plover, WI
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 41.5%Electricity
  • 4.6%Other fuel
  • 4.5%No fuel used
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Plover compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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