Prentice, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 641 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 318  (49.7%)
Females: 323  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54556.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,229 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Prentice:

$31,229
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,037 (it was $16,216 in 2000)

Prentice village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,006 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Prentice:

$78,006
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $90,319; Detached houses: $93,447; Mobile homes: $65,296

Median gross rent in 2012: $434.

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Prentice races chart
  • White alone - 638 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prentice: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.0%), Swedish (8.3%), Polish (6.6%), Norwegian (5.6%), French (5.5%), Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 320 people per square mile   (very low).

Prentice,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Prentice:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prentice village:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 24.1%

9 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Prentice, Wisconsin as of April 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prentice to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,635 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.55 N, Longitude: 90.29 W

Area code: 715

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

5.8%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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

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 the city 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 (12).
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).
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Birthplace of: Donal Hord - Artist, Oscar V. Peterson - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Dennis Morgan - Actor.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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:

  • Prentice Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 20, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 500)

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 Hi (Students: 140; Location: 1025 Town St; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Prentice:

  • Prentice Mid (Students: 119; Location: 1025 Town St; Grades: 5-8)
  • Ogema El (Students: 112; Location: 1025 Town St; Grades: KG-4)
  • Prentice El (Students: 90; Location: 1025 Town St; Grades: KG-4)
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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

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Prentice compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Prentice travel time to work - commute Prentice mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prentice village (based on Price County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.04%
Here: 65.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of Christ
Adherents48.1%18.1%15.4%6.8%3.8%
Congregations15.2%12.1%18.2%12.1%6.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.5%1.3%1.5%
Congregations3.0%9.1%6.1%3.0%15.2%
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: 6
Price County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Price County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

13.1%
State:

13.0%
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
Financial Administration 1$4,003$48,0360$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$306
Streets and Highways 4$14,171$42,5130$0
Sewerage 1$3,510$42,1200$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$7,529
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$127
Totals for Government 6$21,684$43,36818$7,962

Prentice government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $85,000 ($132.61)
    General: $24,000 ($37.44)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($29.64)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $137,000 ($213.73)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($202.81)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($141.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000 ($101.40)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($81.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($62.40)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($40.56)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($34.32)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($31.20)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($12.48)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($9.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($4.68)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($4.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $2,000 ($3.12)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($113.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $121,000 ($188.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($35.88)

Prentice government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $113,000 ($176.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($67.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($56.16)
    All Other: $13,000 ($20.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($1.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($7.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $122,000 ($190.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $72,000 ($112.32)
    Rents: $18,000 ($28.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($65.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $215,000 ($335.41)
    Highways: $30,000 ($46.80)
    All Other: $4,000 ($6.24)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($96.72)
    NEC: $9,000 ($14.04)

Prentice government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $941,000 ($1468.02)
    Water Utilities: $378,000 ($589.70)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $116,000 ($180.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $114,000 ($177.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $761,000 ($1187.21)
    Water Utilities: $359,000 ($560.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $180,000 ($280.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($29.64)
    Other, NEC: $2,000 ($3.12)

Prentice government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,259,000 ($1964.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $761,000 ($1187.21)

4.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($12,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
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 Ashland County, WI  0.42% ($29,800 average AGI)
from Taylor County, WI  0.27% ($41,125)
from Dane County, WI  0.20% ($-482,333)


5.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
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  0.43% ($22,731 average AGI)
to Ashland County, WI  0.40% ($26,083)
to Taylor County, WI  0.32% ($22,526)

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.)

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, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 14, 1980 03:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,395
Total average daily truck traffic: 32
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,781

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (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: 04/13/2004, Expiration Date: 05/17/2014
    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

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