Saratoga, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 5,142. Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 2,625  (51.1%)
Females: 2,517  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54494.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,501 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Saratoga:

$60,501
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,697 (it was $18,761 in 2000)

Saratoga town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,261 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Saratoga:

$151,261
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Saratoga, WI (2010)

    Saratoga races chart
    • 4,90195.3%White alone
    • 1052.0%Hispanic
    • 390.8%American Indian alone
    • 420.8%Asian alone
    • 360.7%Two or more races
    • 170.3%Black alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Saratoga: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.8%), Polish (13.1%), Irish (11.6%), United States (11.0%), Norwegian (8.5%), English (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 49.4 square miles.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (very low).

Saratoga,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Saratoga:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saratoga town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

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

Saratoga town:  1.5% ($1,355)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (66.5 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (87.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (202.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nekoosa, WI (1.9 miles ), Port Edwards, WI (1.9 miles ), Grand Rapids, WI (2.3 miles ), Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2.4 miles ), Lake Wazeecha, WI (2.5 miles ), Lake Arrowhead, WI (2.6 miles ), Lake Camelot, WI (2.6 miles ), Lake Sherwood, WI (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $195,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.30 N, Longitude: 89.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +605 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (32%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Paper (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Saratoga, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Saratoga-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Saratoga town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saratoga-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 417.0 miles away from Saratoga center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 392.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 317.9 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 179.6 miles away from Saratoga center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 415.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Saratoga:

  • EDGEWATER HAVEN NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PORT EDWARDS, WI)
  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saratoga:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 7 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 21 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 49 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 67 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 69 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 72 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 78 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

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Churches in Saratoga include: Church of God (A), Kingdom Hall (B), Saratoga Church (C), Tower Road Chapel (D), East Nekoosa Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery (1), Green Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ross Lake (A), Nekoosa Flowage 5564 (B), Lake 6-7 and 6-6c 14 (C), 2 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tenmile Creek (A), Harvey Creek (B), Fivemile Creek (C), Sevenmile Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.9%
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: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.7%

People in group quarters in Saratoga in 2000:

  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saratoga town (based on Wood County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,05018
Evangelical Protestant16,32751
Mainline Protestant7,78525
Other9736
None22,614-
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: 9
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

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

11.3%
State:

13.0%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
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 Portage County, WI  0.60% ($29,123 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.56% ($31,557)
from Clark County, WI  0.29% ($28,099)


4.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
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  0.60% ($37,335 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.52% ($36,297)
to Clark County, WI  0.27% ($34,212)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saratoga:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saratoga:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WDKM (106.1 FM; ADAMS, WI; Owner: ROCHE-A-CRI BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Saratoga:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 54m177ftTotal length
  • 31,425Total average daily traffic
  • 745Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,260Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • James W Lienau, 0.5 Miles West Of Saratoga (Lat: 44.305472 Lon: -89.816750), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • James W Lienau, 0.5 Miles West Of Saratoga (Lat: 44.305472 Lon: -89.816750), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • Mark M Naze, 0.5 Miles West Of Saratoga (Lat: 44.305472 Lon: -89.816750), Type: 51.8, Structure height: 55141 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2028571470, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1025 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW #1000
  • Leslie N Lindeman, 0.5 Miles West Of Saratoga (Lat: 44.305472 Lon: -89.816750), Type: 51.8, Structure height: 55141 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 5612210987, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE DR, STE. 200

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SARATOGA, 0.5 Miles West Of Saratoga (Lat: 44.305444 Lon: -89.816611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQGK273
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2007, Expiration Date: 02/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2015, Certifier: Mark NazeRegistrant: Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., Nw #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070, Fax: (202) 775-9026, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Saratoga compared to Wisconsin 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 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Saratoga on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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