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Population in 2010: 368. Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 

Males: 196  (53.3%)
Females: 172  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  56.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54865.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,901 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Port Wing:

$38,901
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,533

Port Wing town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,334 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Port Wing:

$105,334
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,614; Detached houses: $151,379; Mobile homes: $62,861; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $83,814
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Port Wing races chart
  • White alone - 354 (96.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Port Wing: 141.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Swedish (27.9%), Norwegian (20.5%), Irish (12.9%), Polish (8.3%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 46.6 square miles.

Population density: 7.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Port Wing:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Wing town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Port Wing town:  1.8% ($1,080)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Port Wing satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (35.1 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (151.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (387.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Orienta, WI (2.3 miles) , Herbster, WI (2.6 miles) , Clover, WI (2.6 miles ), Tripp, WI (3.4 miles ), Oulu, WI (3.5 miles ), Bell, WI (3.6 miles ), Cornucopia, WI (3.7 miles) , Iron River, WI (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 91.38 W

Area code: 715

Port Wing household income distribution Port Wing home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-3.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Gasoline stations (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Legal support workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Therapists (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Port Wing-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Port Wing town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/3/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Wing topographic map

Political contributions by individuals in Port Wing, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Wing:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 34 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 34 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 35 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 37 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 135 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 136 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 138 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

Public high school in Port Wing:

Public elementary/middle school in Port Wing:

  • South Shore El (Students: 81; Location: 9135 School Rd; Grades: KG-6)
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Notable location: Port Wing Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

18.4%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Port Wing, WI

Port Wing compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Port Wing (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: Port Wing Branch at 83325 Washington Ave, branch established on 1934/03/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.6 mil, Deposits: $63.6 mil, headquarters in Iron River, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bank Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Port Wing town (based on Bayfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.1%22.9%6.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations28.1%18.8%9.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents3.6%2.3%2.2%1.5%2.7%
Congregations6.3%6.3%3.1%6.3%9.4%
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: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bayfield County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.0%

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Ashland County, WI  1.04% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.42% ($54,120)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($72,917)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Ashland County, WI  1.22% ($23,356 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.73% ($33,545)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.30% ($26,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Wing:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Wing:

  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WWAX (92.1 FM; HERMANTOWN, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WSCN (100.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDNI (90.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQDS-FM (94.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KLDJ (101.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KUMD-FM (103.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)
  • KDAL-FM (95.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCB (105.1 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KUWS (91.3 FM; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WISC. SYS.)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Port Wing:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KDLH (Channel 3; DULUTH, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • KBJR-TV (Channel 6; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQDS-TV (Channel 21; DULUTH, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WDSE-TV (Channel 8; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DULUTH-SUPERIOR AREA EDUCATIONAL TV CORPORATION)
  • WAST-LP (Channel 25; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: RESOURCE RECOVERY OF WISCONSIN, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $143,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,655
Total average daily truck traffic: 210
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 5,315

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Port Wing, WI


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • JAN VICTORSON, North Of Touvel Herbster Rd 2 500 (Lat: 46.784750 Lon: -91.316333), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7153922911, Msmith@duluthsuperiorcom.Com, 711 HAMMOND AV
  • JAN VICTORSON, North Of Touvel Herbster Rd 2 500 (Lat: 46.784750 Lon: -91.316333), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 55007 m, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7153922911, Msmith@duluthsuperiorcom.Com, 711 HAMMOND AV

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • PORT WING, North Of Touve/Herbster Rd 2500 (Lat: 46.784750 Lon: -91.316333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPWK641
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2012, Expiration Date: 12/09/2022, Certifier: Jan Victorson
    Registrant: Bayfield County, 117 E Sixth St, Washburn, WI 54891, Phone: (715) 373-6113, Fax: (715) 373-6183, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BANTA VERN PITTS S1CSE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 14VG , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Carri E Hoagland, 11590 Flagg River Rd, Port Wing, WI 54865
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43955 , Serial Number: 7614, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Carri Eve Hoagland, 11590 Flagg River Rd, Port Wing, WI 54865
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5093V , Serial Number: R1722276, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Howard R Dba Nicholson, Rr One Po Box 47, Port Wing, WI 54865, Other Owners: Log Homes Northland


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Port Wing, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl986.2 years
John882.6 years
George776.6 years
Robert773.4 years
Theodore471.2 years
Fred386.3 years
Elmer382.3 years
Arthur380.6 years
Anna387.6 years
Esther380.0 years
Most common last names in Port Wing, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1778.5 years
Anderson977.9 years
Swanson879.4 years
Bodeen782.0 years
Peterson782.0 years
Carlson680.2 years
Jardine680.5 years
Larson683.9 years
Helsing481.3 years
Morrison479.8 years
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