Prentice, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 612 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 260  (42.6%)
Females: 352  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54556.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,954 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Prentice:

$44,954
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,407 (it was $16,216 in 2000)

Prentice village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,820 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Prentice:

$89,820
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $103,012; detached houses: $103,877; mobile homes: $83,355

Median gross rent in 2017: $457.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prentice: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.0%
(28.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Prentice, WI (2010)
    • 63896.7%White alone
    • 71.1%Two or more races
    • 71.1%Hispanic
    • 60.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Prentice, Wisconsin as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prentice is 203 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Swedish (12.2%), Polish (9.5%), American (6.8%), Norwegian (6.3%), European (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 306 people per square mile   (very low).

Prentice, Wisconsin map

6 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,565 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,227 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (77.4 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (143.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hackett, WI (2.0 miles ),
Ogema, WI (2.7 miles ),
Hill, WI (2.9 miles ),
Knox, WI (3.1 miles ),
Phillips, WI (3.4 miles ),
Catawba, WI (3.4 miles),
Emery, WI (3.5 miles ),
Spirit, WI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 45.55 N, Longitude: 90.29 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Prentice, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Prentice, WI in 2017
Prentice satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Prentice, WI residents
Average permit cost in Prentice, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Prentice, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (12.1%)
  • Wood products (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (15.4%)
  • Wood products (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.8%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Prentice, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Prentice, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prentice-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Prentice village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 tornado 34.4 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prentice-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 291.0 miles away from Prentice center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 290.6 miles away from the city 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 268.0 miles away from Prentice center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 318.1 miles away from Prentice center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 456.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Price County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Prentice:

  • ASPIRUS PLEASANT VIEW (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PHILLIPS, WI)
  • FLAMBEAU HM HLTH AND HSPC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PHILLIPS, WI)

Airports located in Prentice:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prentice:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 50 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 79 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 79 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 79 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 80 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 84 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 92 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)

Public high school in Prentice:

  • PRENTICE HIGH (Students: 140, Location: 1025 TOWN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Prentice:

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Points of interest:

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

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

Reservoir: Prentice Flowage 59 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Donal Hord - Artist, Oscar V. Peterson - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Dennis Morgan - Actor.

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

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

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

61.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Prentice (2011 data):

  • Community Financial Bank: at 450 Center Street, branch established on 1987/10/01. Info updated 2010/03/22: Bank assets: $30.8 mil, Deposits: $25.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Prentice:

Marital status in Prentice, WI
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 25.9%

For population 25 years and over in Prentice:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Prentice
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prentice, WI (based on Price County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5025
Evangelical Protestant2,22420
Mainline Protestant1,4459
Other31
Orthodox--
None5,985-
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: 6
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

11.79 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.2%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

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

13.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Prentice:

29.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prentice:

25.3%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

19.3%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prentice, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$14,171$42,5130$0
Financial Administration 1$4,003$48,0360$0
Sewerage 1$3,510$42,1200$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$306
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$127
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$7,529
Totals for Government 6$21,684$43,36818$7,962

Prentice government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $52,000 ($84.97)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($66.99)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($8.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($4.90)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $199,000 ($325.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000 ($232.03)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($204.25)
    Regular Highways: $115,000 ($187.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000 ($102.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($80.07)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($57.19)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($55.56)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($53.92)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($40.85)
    Health - Other: $21,000 ($34.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($13.07)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($8.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($84.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $278,000 ($454.25)

Prentice government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $172,000 ($281.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($73.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($70.26)
    Other: $4,000 ($6.54)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($3.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $72,000 ($117.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($130.72)
    Sale of Property: $65,000 ($106.21)
    Rents: $17,000 ($27.78)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($24.51)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $83,000 ($135.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $216,000 ($352.94)
    Highways: $45,000 ($73.53)
    Other: $8,000 ($13.07)
  • Tax - Property: $115,000 ($187.91)
    Other: $13,000 ($21.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($3.27)

Prentice government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,265,000 ($2066.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,213,000 ($1982.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($238.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,000 ($153.59)

Prentice government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $375,000 ($612.75)

4.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ashland County, WI  0.58% ($29,543 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.35% ($31,190)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Taylor County, WI  0.38% ($26,826 average AGI)
to Ashland County, WI  0.37% ($37,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prentice:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJJQ (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prentice:

  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCQM (98.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Prentice:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Prentice: Oscar Verner Peterson.

Prentice fatal accident list:

Oct 25, 2001 06:27 PM, Us-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 1998 02:03 PM, Us-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1984 07:20 PM, C, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 14, 1980 03:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 25.6mTotal length
  • $2,202,000Total costs
  • 16,531Total average daily traffic
  • 1,273Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,560Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prentice, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prentice, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prentice)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA9EOJ, Licensee ID: L00845192, Grant Date: 05/03/2014, Expiration Date: 05/17/2024, Registrant: Gregory G Krause, N 4298 Englund Rd, Prentice, WI 54556
  • Call Sign: KB9JGB, Grant Date: 02/08/1995, Expiration Date: 02/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2007, Registrant: Richard L Riley, Rt 1 Box 92, Prentice, WI 54556

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prentice, WI
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prentice, WI
  • 70.3%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel


Prentice 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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