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Population in 2010: 491. Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 

Males: 246  (50.1%)
Females: 245  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  57.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54560.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,260 (it was $33,529 in 2000)
Plum Lake:

$39,260
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,246

Plum Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,374 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Plum Lake:

$153,374
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $227,004; Detached houses: $225,189; In 2-unit structures: $619,018; Mobile homes: $114,960

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Plum Lake races chart
  • White alone - 476 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plum Lake: 171.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (48.8%), Irish (13.4%), English (13.2%), Swedish (10.7%), Norwegian (9.3%), Dutch (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 88.9 square miles.

Population density: 5.5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Plum Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plum Lake town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

10 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This town:  2.1%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Plum Lake town:  1.3% ($1,224)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (127.5 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (189.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (304.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sayner, WI (1.8 miles ), St. Germain, WI (2.7 miles ), Boulder Junction, WI (3.0 miles ), Cloverland, WI (3.1 miles ), Arbor Vitae, WI (3.2 miles ), Land O'Lakes, WI (3.3 miles ), Conover, WI (3.4 miles ), Woodruff, WI (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 46.03 N, Longitude: 89.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Plum Lake household income distribution Plum Lake home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+6.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

 
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Tornado activity:

Plum Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Plum Lake town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vilas County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Plum Lake:

  • DAVITA - NORTHERN STAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WOODRUFF, WI)
  • DR KATE'S WOODLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WOODRUFF, WI)
  • AVANTI HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MINOCQUA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plum Lake:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 89 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 105 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 108 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 7,952)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 125 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 129 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 129 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 130 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)

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Notable locations in Plum Lake: Plum Lake Golf Course (A), Highland Camp (B), Plum Lake Ambulance Service (C), Plum Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Plum Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plum Lake include: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Mystery Lake (A), Nebish Lake (B), Nineweb Lake (C), Nixon Lake (D), Pallette Lake (E), Partridge Lake (F), Plum Lake (G), Razorback Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Allequash Creek (A), Partridge Creek (B), Star Creek (C), McGinnis Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plum Lake include: Aurora Lake State Natural Area (1), Escanaba Lake Hemlocks State Natural Area (2), Plum Lake Hemlock Forest State Natural Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Vilas 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.9. This is about average.
City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 7.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.81
U.S.:

22.92
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.94. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.94
U.S.:

3.63


Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

7.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Plum Lake, WI

Plum Lake 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students 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 (54%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Plum Lake town (based on Vilas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.94%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents56.9%9.8%8.4%6.9%6.3%
Congregations25.0%12.5%9.4%9.4%6.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents3.2%2.7%1.7%1.2%2.7%
Congregations6.3%9.4%3.1%3.1%15.6%
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
Vilas County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Vilas County:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

38.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vilas County:

26.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
State:

13.0%

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.22% ($32,266 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.41% ($87,730)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.40% ($60,083)


7.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.30% ($30,750 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.37% ($36,545)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.32% ($18,276)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plum Lake:

  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plum Lake:

  • WRJO (94.5 FM; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: BERNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMQA-FM (95.9 FM; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXPR (91.7 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/CASTING, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSL (93.7 FM; THREE LAKES, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF RHINELANDER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plum Lake:

  • W57AR (Channel 57; SAYNER/VILAS COUNTY, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W31BA (Channel 31; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W02CF (Channel 2; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W04CS (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,100
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,210


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Robert A Beizer, On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: 150.9, Overall height: 143.3 m
    Registrant: 4042668333, , 4370 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE
  • Robert A Beizer, On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: 150.9, Overall height: 143.3 m
    Registrant: 2026625120, Wfitz@cov.Com, 1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
  • Robert A Beizer, On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: 150.9, Overall height: 143.3 m
    Registrant: 2027197438, Jstewart@wileyrein.Com, 1776 K STREET, NW
  • Kevin P Latek, On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: 150.9, Overall height: 143.3 m
    Registrant: 2027197438, Jstewart@wileyrein.Com, 1776 K STREET, NW
  • On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: 150.9, Overall height: 143.3 m
    Registrant: 7158454211, , 1114 GRAND AVE
  • 2201 Plum Vitae Rd (Lat: 45.991389 Lon: -89.598333), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 7154243050, , 2430 INDUSTRIAL ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MUSKY MTN, 2201 Plum Vitae Rd (Lat: 45.991389 Lon: -89.598333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WYZ525
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/2012, Expiration Date: 10/05/2022, Certifier: Thomas L Tuttle
    Registrant: Wisconsin State Patrol, Madison, WI 53707-0791, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SAYNER, On Razorback Rd .3 Mi N Of Rearing Pond Rd (Lat: 46.031944 Lon: -89.530278), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 143.3 m, Overall height: 150.9 m, Call Sign: WQQT218
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:


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