Round Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 977. Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 497  (50.9%)
Females: 480  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  55.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54843.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,762 (it was $40,179 in 2000)
Round Lake:

$48,762
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,596 (it was $24,951 in 2000)

Round Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $257,945 (it was $151,500 in 2000)
Round Lake:

$257,945
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Round Lake, WI (2010)

    Round Lake races chart
    • 93095.2%White alone
    • 212.1%Two or more races
    • 181.8%American Indian alone
    • 80.8%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Round Lake: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.2%), Norwegian (13.1%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.6%), Polish (9.6%), Swedish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 109.3 square miles.

Population density: 8.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Round Lake,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Round Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Round Lake town:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

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

Round Lake town:  1.2% ($1,762)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (68.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (119.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (338.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Spider Lake, WI (2.4 miles ), Hunter, WI (2.5 miles ), Little Round Lake, WI (2.9 miles ), New Post, WI (2.9 miles ), Chief Lake, WI (3.4 miles ), Lenroot, WI (3.6 miles ), Cable, WI (3.6 miles ), Namakagon, WI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.03 N, Longitude: 91.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Round Lake household income distribution Round Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +236 (+32.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Round Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the Round Lake town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Earthquake activity:

Round Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 235.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from Round Lake 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 335.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 273.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 420.2 miles away from Round Lake center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.9 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 Sawyer 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Round Lake:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-VALLEY OF HAYWARD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HAYWARD, WI)

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

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 41 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 65 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Lake Superior College (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 87 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 87 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)

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Notable locations in Round Lake: Moose Lake Campground (A), Black Lake Campground (B), Round Lake Township Fire Department Station 1 (C), Round Lake Township Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Placid (A), Rush Lake (B), Snag Lake (C), Snipe Lake (D), Spring Lake (E), Tamarack Lake (F), Teal River Flowage (G), Trout Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Moose River (A), Spider Creek (B), Teal River (C), Dead Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Round Lake include: Chief River State Wildlife Management Area (1), Callahan-Mud Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sawyer 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:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

6.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Round Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Round Lake town (based on Sawyer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7476
Evangelical Protestant2,16218
Mainline Protestant1,56811
Other1362
None8,944-
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
Sawyer County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sawyer County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Sawyer County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Here:

27.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sawyer County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

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

15.2%
State:

13.0%

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Washburn County, WI  0.29% ($28,150 average AGI)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.23% ($37,063)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.22% ($27,400)


4.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Barron County, WI  0.33% ($34,391 average AGI)
to Washburn County, WI  0.32% ($27,591)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.28% ($19,316)

Strongest AM radio stations in Round Lake:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • 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)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Round Lake:

  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Round Lake:

  • K31GH (Channel 31; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 2,090Total average daily traffic
  • 31Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,350Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
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