Saxon, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 324. Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 168  (51.9%)
Females: 156  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54559.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,124 (it was $27,212 in 2000)
Saxon:

$33,124
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,472 (it was $16,705 in 2000)

Saxon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,345 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Saxon:

$95,345
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $118,361; Detached houses: $127,247; Mobile homes: $77,263
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Saxon races chart
  • White alone - 319 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saxon: 140.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.7%), Swedish (15.1%), Italian (12.6%), French (8.3%), Norwegian (8.0%), Irish (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 66.1 square miles.

Population density: 4.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Saxon,WI real estate house value index trend

Saxon, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Saxon:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saxon town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Saxon, Wisconsin as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Saxon to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


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

Saxon town:  1.2% ($680)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Saxon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (83.0 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (168.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (349.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gurney, WI (2.0 miles) , Birch Hill, WI (2.6 miles ), Kimball, WI (2.8 miles ), Iron Belt, WI (2.8 miles) , Franks Field, WI (3.1 miles) , Montreal, WI (3.1 miles ), Hurley, WI (3.4 miles ), Pence, WI (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 46.50 N, Longitude: 90.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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

11.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+4.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Saxon, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Saxon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the Saxon town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saxon-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 275.7 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 287.4 miles away from Saxon 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 356.5 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 312.6 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 464.3 miles away from Saxon center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 244.1 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 Iron County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saxon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Saxon:

  • SKY VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • VILLA MARIA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • WESTGATE NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
  • JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)

Airports located in Saxon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saxon:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 81 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 83 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 84 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 85 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 89 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 99 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 112 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

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Notable location: Saxon - Gurney Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Saxon: Iron County Fairground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.0. This is better than average.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • TAZ & TCS BEAR TRAP INN (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

9.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

3.7%

Saxon compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saxon town (based on Iron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.11%
Here: 37.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents75.8%7.9%6.7%4.6%5.1%
Congregations41.7%16.7%8.3%8.3%25.0%
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: 2
Iron County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Iron County:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

23.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

26.7%
Wisconsin:

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

13.1%
State:

13.0%

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 Gogebic County, MI  1.82% ($23,660 average AGI)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
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 Gogebic County, MI  0.70% ($15,389 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saxon:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • WATW (1400 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saxon:

  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSZ (93.3 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: GERALD JAMES HACKMAN)

TV broadcast stations around Saxon:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W45CI (Channel 45; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,504
Total average daily truck traffic: 401
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 8,065

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.509944 Lon: -90.503389), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 11296 W. Us Hwy 2 (Wi14934-B) (Lat: 46.510222 Lon: -90.504083), Type: 89.9, Structure height: 55051 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rr Upper Rd (Lat: 46.484389 Lon: -90.427139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WPQI677
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 07/28/2015, Certifier: Gary Gotta
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 723-2025, Email:
  • Lat: 46.493056 Lon: -90.414444, Call Sign: WQGM900
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2007, Expiration Date: 03/06/2017, Certifier: Mark R Beaupre
    Registrant: Northway Communications, 105 E Oak St, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA9ASY, Licensee ID: L00885764
    Grant Date: 07/01/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014
    Registrant: Mark R Beaupre, Saxon, WI 54559
  • Call Sign: KB9SSU, Licensee ID: L01200915
    Grant Date: 03/14/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Certifier: Dale F Smith
    Registrant: Dale F Smith, 11186 West Us 2, Saxon, WI 54559

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8015P , Serial Number: 24-3259, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Carl O Lindblom, Saxon Airport, Saxon, WI 54559
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9016C , Serial Number: 31064, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Carl O Lindblom, 14964 N Sitan Rd, Saxon, WI 54559
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9190E , Serial Number: 11AC-824, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Carl O Lindblom, 14964 N Sitan Rd, Saxon, WI 54559

Most common first names in Saxon, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John675.8 years
Joseph578.4 years
George482.2 years
Donald469.7 years
Edward473.5 years
Robert468.5 years
Helen381.0 years
Frank376.7 years
Anna379.6 years
Henry373.6 years
Most common last names in Saxon, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fafford685.8 years
Bluse573.4 years
Eskola484.5 years
Dennis481.8 years
Lamerand475.2 years
Norman475.8 years
Simon472.8 years
Smith483.3 years
Barton369.7 years
Carrier373.6 years
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