Polar, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 984. Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 500  (50.8%)
Females: 484  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54418.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,051 (it was $41,477 in 2000)
Polar:

$52,051
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,156 (it was $17,141 in 2000)

Polar town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,575 (it was $89,600 in 2000)
Polar:

$132,575
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Polar, WI (2010)

    Polar races chart
    • 95797.3%White alone
    • 111.1%Hispanic
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 60.6%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Polar: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (56.1%), Polish (9.0%), French (7.5%), Irish (7.2%), Czech (6.4%), English (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1520 feet

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (very low).

Polar,WI real estate house value index trend

Polar, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Polar:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Polar town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

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

Polar town:  1.4% ($1,289)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Polar satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (66.1 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (145.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (239.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Price, WI (2.1 miles ), Norwood, WI (2.6 miles ), Antigo, WI (2.8 miles ), Neva, WI (2.9 miles ), Rolling, WI (3.1 miles ), Mattoon, WI (3.3 miles ), White Lake, WI (3.4 miles ), Zoar, WI (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 45.17 N, Longitude: 89.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Polar household income distribution Polar home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +122 (+14.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Polar, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Polar, Wisconsin average temperatures Polar, Wisconsin average precipitation Polar, Wisconsin humidity Polar, Wisconsin wind speed Polar, Wisconsin snowfall Polar, Wisconsin sunshine Polar, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Polar-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Polar town center injured 3 people and caused $15 million in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 256.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 343.5 miles away from Polar center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 464.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 396.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 501.6 miles away from Polar 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 239.2 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 Langlade 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).
Polar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Polar:

  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-EASTVIEW (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANTIGO, WI)
  • AURORA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SUMMIT, WI)
  • LANGLADE HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; ANTIGO, WI)

Airports located in Polar:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polar:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 35 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 53 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 63 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 66 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 67 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 68 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 69 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)

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Notable locations in Polar: Grandview Orchard (A), Polar Townhall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polar include: Saint Peters Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Mueller Lake (A), Rabe Lake (B), Schmuhl Lake (C), Sylan Lake (D), Goto Lake (E), Joyce Lake (F), Kennedy Lake (G), Krause Springs (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rabe Creek (A), Deer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Polar: Rabe Lake State Fishery Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Langlade 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:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

7.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Polar compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Polar town (based on Langlade County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,1647
Evangelical Protestant3,97619
Mainline Protestant1,69910
Other1742
Black Protestant591
None6,905-
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
Langlade County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Langlade County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Langlade County:

10.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

13.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Langlade County:

28.9%
Wisconsin:

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

13.8%
State:

13.0%

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.47% ($30,105 average AGI)
from Shawano County, WI  0.34% ($24,321)
from Lincoln County, WI  0.26% ($21,905)


4.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.77% ($25,460 average AGI)
to Shawano County, WI  0.29% ($18,792)
to Oneida County, WI  0.28% ($32,304)

Strongest AM radio stations in Polar:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WATK (900 AM; 0 kW; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, 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.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polar:

  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WACD (106.1 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYNW (92.9 FM; BIRNAMWOOD, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, 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)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Polar:

  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Polar fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 1998 09:24 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 20, 1983 10:36 PM, 64, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • James W Lienau, 1 Mile Ne Of Polar, Near Groth Road (Lat: 45.177194 Lon: -88.980611), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • James W Lienau, 1 Mile Ne Of Polar, Near Groth Road (Lat: 45.177194 Lon: -88.980611), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N9KPF, Previous Call Sign: N9KAI, Licensee ID: L00312317
    Grant Date: 01/05/2001, Expiration Date: 02/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2013
    Registrant: Rosalie A Waite, N 3504 Fifth Ave Rd, Polar, WI 54418
  • Call Sign: N9KPG, Previous Call Sign: N9KLV, Licensee ID: L00312319
    Grant Date: 01/05/2001, Expiration Date: 02/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2013
    Registrant: Lawrence H Waite, 3504 N 5th Ave Rd, Polar, WI 54418

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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