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Population in 2010: 570. Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 

Males: 285  (50.0%)
Females: 285  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54757.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,151 (it was $40,197 in 2000)
Sand Creek:

$48,151
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,163

Sand Creek town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,264 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Sand Creek:

$132,264
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $168,517; Detached houses: $168,130; Mobile homes: $180,329

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Sand Creek races chart
  • White alone - 558 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sand Creek: 145.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (48.1%), German (36.7%), Irish (10.6%), English (7.7%), Polish (5.5%), Swedish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 35.7 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sand Creek:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sand Creek town:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

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

Sand Creek town:  1.1% ($833)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Sand Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (26.3 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (70.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sioux Creek, WI (2.5 miles ), New Auburn, WI (2.8 miles ), Dovre, WI (2.9 miles ), Dallas, WI (2.9 miles ), Cooks Valley, WI (2.9 miles ), Ridgeland, WI (3.1 miles ), Chetek, WI (3.4 miles ), Colfax, WI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $169,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.16 N, Longitude: 91.71 W

Area code: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+3.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sand Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Sand Creek town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dunn County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sand Creek topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Sand Creek:

  • DALLAS CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DALLAS, WI)
  • KNAPP HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CHETEK, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTEM CHIPPEWA VALLEY-MAPLEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLOOMER, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Sand Creek, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sand Creek:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 23 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 28 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 28 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 50 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 68 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 70 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Library in Sand Creek:

  • CLARELLA HACKETT JOHNSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,025; Location: E9311 COUNTY ROAD I; 5,042 books; 4,723 e-books; 376 audio materials; 575 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sand Creek: Wildu Farm (A), Sand Creek Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sand Creek: New Hope Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Our Saviors Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Myron Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Sand Creek (B), Hay Creek (C), Upper Pine Creek (D), Lower Pine Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sand Creek include: Hay Creek State Public Hunting Grounds (1), Myron Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Dunn 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 Sand Creek that have no violations reported:

  • NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH-SAND CREEK (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

8.2%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sand Creek, WI

Sand Creek compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage 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 Sand Creek (2011 data):

  • Security Bank: Sand Creek Branch at County Road 1, branch established on 1935/10/02. Info updated 2007/09/05: Bank assets: $70.0 mil, Deposits: $59.5 mil, headquarters in New Auburn, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 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 (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sand Creek town (based on Dunn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.50%
Here50.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran Church
Adherents44.2%22.9%9.1%7.2%3.5%
Congregations27.9%8.2%18.0%8.2%6.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazareneGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.4%2.8%1.5%0.8%4.5%
Congregations3.3%1.6%4.9%3.3%18.0%
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
Dunn County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Dunn County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dunn County:

26.8%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.0%

8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($35 average AGI)
Dunn County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Eau Claire County, WI  1.21% ($32,808 average AGI)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.96% ($34,700)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.60% ($29,034)


8.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 Eau Claire County, WI  1.51% ($29,887 average AGI)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.81% ($31,195)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.53% ($28,705)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sand Creek:

  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sand Creek:

  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sand Creek:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $159,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,969
Total average daily truck traffic: 164
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 5,479

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sand Creek, WI


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jeff Littlejohn, .7 Km W Of Cr U (Lat: 45.184444 Lon: -91.731389), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 151 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Fcccontact@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE A
  • Jeff Littlejohn, .7 Km W Of Cr U (Lat: 45.184444 Lon: -91.731389), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 151 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE A
  • .7 Km W Of Cr U (Lat: 45.184444 Lon: -91.731389), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 151 m
    Registrant: 7152352112
  • E8409 1390th Ave (Lat: 45.184444 Lon: -91.731667), Type: 154.2, Overall height: 151.7 m
    Registrant: 7152352112, Arrow92.Com, 430 CRESCENT ST

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Approx. 3 1/4 M North Of Sand Creek (Lat: 45.218833 Lon: -91.683500), Call Sign: KSJ756
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2004
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street, N. W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568


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