Spooner, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 2,597 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 1,242  (47.8%)
Females: 1,355  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,037 (it was $27,768 in 2000)
Spooner:

$39,037
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,436 (it was $16,390 in 2000)

Spooner city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,116 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Spooner:

$112,116
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $188,463; detached houses: $199,039; townhouses or other attached units: $203,241; in 2-unit structures: $89,285; mobile homes: $61,464; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $44,585

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spooner: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.3%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 10.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Spooner, WI (2017)
    • 2,35890.4%White alone
    • 1054.0%Hispanic
    • 672.6%Two or more races
    • 291.1%Black alone
    • 271.0%Asian alone
    • 100.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Spooner, Wisconsin as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spooner is 188 to 1.


Crime rates in Spooner by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(73.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(78.2)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(111.4)
1
(37.2)
4
(151.5)
3
(115.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(116.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(36.8)
1
(37.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.3)
2
(77.6)
1
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(137.7)
0
(0.0)
9
(334.8)
13
(492.4)
11
(421.6)
5
(192.5)
12
(467.8)
11
(426.2)
10
(387.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(367.8)
12
(447.8)
16
(620.9)
10
(391.1)
9
(339.2)
8
(1,102)
7
(259.8)
4
(148.8)
17
(643.9)
5
(191.6)
5
(192.5)
8
(311.9)
3
(116.2)
3
(116.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
83
(3,053)
80
(2,985)
98
(3,803)
77
(3,011)
72
(2,714)
71
(9,780)
65
(2,413)
48
(1,786)
50
(1,894)
60
(2,300)
48
(1,848)
52
(2,027)
35
(1,356)
27
(1,045)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.3)
2
(77.6)
3
(117.3)
1
(37.7)
3
(413.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.2)
4
(151.5)
3
(115.0)
1
(38.5)
1
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(77.6)
1
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)217.7172.4217.3227.6165.5528.9203.8181.5352.7302.4128.9199.6147.6220.3

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City-data.com crime index in Spooner, WI

Crime rate in Spooner detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (31.6%), Norwegian (11.2%), Finnish (6.2%), English (4.6%), American (4.3%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 1065 feet

Land area: 3.03 square miles.

Population density: 857 people per square mile   (low).

Spooner, Wisconsin map

47 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,026 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,249 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (66.9 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (84.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (346.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Beaver Brook, WI (2.0 miles ),
Bashaw, WI (2.2 miles ),
Shell Lake, WI (2.6 miles ),
Trego, WI (2.6 miles ),
Casey, WI (2.9 miles ),
Crystal, WI (2.9 miles ),
Madge, WI (3.1 miles ),
Sarona, WI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.83 N, Longitude: 91.89 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Spooner, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Spooner, WI in 2017
Spooner satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Spooner, WI residents
Average permit cost in Spooner, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +143 (+5.7%).
Most common industries in Spooner, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Spooner, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Spooner, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Spooner-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Spooner city center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.7 miles away from the city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spooner-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% 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 200.6 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 212.7 miles away from Spooner center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 383.9 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 239.7 miles away from Spooner 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 337.0 miles away from Spooner center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from Spooner 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 Washburn County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spooner topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spooner:

  • SPOONER HEALTH SYS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 801 OAK STREET)
  • BENEDICTINE LIVING COMMUNITY OF SPOONER (510 FIRST ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Spooner:

  • HEARTS OF GOLD (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SHELL LAKE, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SHELL LAKE, WI)

Airports and heliports located in Spooner:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spooner:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 6 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 63 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 65 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Lake Superior College (about 68 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 74 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

Public high schools in Spooner:

  • SPOONER HIGH (Students: 404, Location: 801 COUNTY HIGHWAY A, Grades: 9-12)
  • SPOONER AREA VIRTUAL EDUCATION ACADEMY (Location: 801 COUNTY HIGHWAY A, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Spooner:

Private elementary/middle school in Spooner:

  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 62, Location: 300 OAK ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Spooner

Library in Spooner:

  • SPOONER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $216,968; Location: 421 HIGH ST.; 28,840 books; 11,545 e-books; 4,128 audio materials; 1,732 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WLMX and WXCX Radio FM Luck WI Owned By QMG
  • WPLT (106.3 FM; SPOONER, WI; OWNER:ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Spooner: Spooner Memorial Library (A), Spooner City Hall (B), Spooner Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spooner include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Saint Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Albans Episcopal Church (D), First Methodist Church (E), English Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Yellow River Flowage 36.52 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Bulik's Amusement Center & Mobile Home Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; N5639 Highway 63), Chamber of Commerce (122 North River Street).

Hotels: Best Western American Heritage (101 Maple Street), Inn-Town Motel (801 North River Street), Green Acres Motel (JCT Highway 63 2 South), Country House Lodging & RV Park (717 South River Street).

Birthplace of: Gus Welch - Sportsman.

Washburn 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 Spooner and their reported violations in the past:

BEAVER BROOK SANITARY DISTRICT (Address: 515 N SUMMIT ST , Population served: 200, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2013), St Public Notif issued (JUL-29-2013)
BULIKS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUNSHINE RESORT (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCENIC VIEW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SPOONER GOLF CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WEST POINT LODGE & CAMPGROUND-CABINS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TOTOGATIC PARK-SOUTH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MOONLIGHT BAY RESORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUL-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)

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

  • LIPSIE PINES TAVERN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIREN PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICE (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOTOGATIC PARK-NORTH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOTOGATIC PARK-REST ROOMS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHWINDS BAR AND RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHERN WISCONSIN VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE HARBOR RESORT 1 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST POINT LODGE & CAMPGROUND-MAIN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCKENZIE LANDING (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAIR O LAKES LODGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Spooner in 2010:

  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
98 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Banks with branches in Spooner (2011 data):

  • Johnson Bank: South River Street Branch, Spooner Branch 15000, Spooner Loan Production Office Branc. Info updated 2006/07/05: Bank assets: $4,144.5 mil, Deposits: $3,567.4 mil, headquarters in Racine, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 55 total offices, Holding Company: Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
  • Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin: Community Bank Of Spooner Branch at 322 River Street, branch established on 2008/04/01. Info updated 2008/07/09: Bank assets: $143.7 mil, Deposits: $129.9 mil, headquarters in Rice Lake, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Old Murry Bancorp
  • Shell Lake State Bank: Spooner Branch at 219 River Street, branch established on 1990/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.8 mil, Deposits: $111.8 mil, headquarters in Shell Lake, WI, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Shell Lake Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Grantsburg A&H Branch at 2385 County Road A Hcr-59, branch established on 1977/11/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank Mutual: Spooner Branch at 500 Front Street, branch established on 1934/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,497.0 mil, Deposits: $2,046.0 mil, headquarters in Brown Deer, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 79 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Spooner Main Branch at 118 Elm Street, branch established on 1903/08/11. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Spooner:

Marital status in Spooner, WI
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in Spooner:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Spooner
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Religion statistics for Spooner, WI (based on Washburn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,09820
Mainline Protestant2,70612
Catholic2,3175
Other21
None7,788-
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
This county:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Washburn County:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

17.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washburn County:

9.3%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.8%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spooner:

21.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Spooner:

55.3%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spooner, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$26,871$46,0652$1,953
Streets and Highways 6$16,222$32,4440$0
Water Supply 5$18,281$43,8740$0
Sewerage 5$18,281$43,8740$0
Electric Power 5$18,281$43,8740$0
Financial Administration 3$8,252$33,0080$0
Local Libraries 1$4,665$55,98010$7,154
Other and Unallocable 1$7,076$84,9120$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$3,030
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$329
Totals for Government 33$117,929$42,88322$12,466

Spooner government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • Construction - General - Other: $275,000 ($105.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $135,000 ($51.98)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($41.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.54)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,106,000 ($1196.00)
    Police Protection: $684,000 ($263.38)
    Regular Highways: $507,000 ($195.23)
    Water Utilities: $474,000 ($182.52)
    Sewerage: $394,000 ($151.71)
    Libraries: $240,000 ($92.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($66.62)
    General - Other: $112,000 ($43.13)
    Central Staff Services: $105,000 ($40.43)
    Financial Administration: $73,000 ($28.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($22.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000 ($21.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,000 ($15.79)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($13.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000 ($7.70)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($4.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($4.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.39)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($98.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $54,000 ($20.79)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($15.79)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,300,000 ($500.58)

Spooner government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $296,000 ($113.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($67.00)
    Other: $13,000 ($5.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($2.70)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($1.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $143,000 ($55.06)
    Sewerage: $76,000 ($29.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $143,000 ($55.06)
    Interest Earnings: $140,000 ($53.91)
    Rents: $39,000 ($15.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($6.93)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($3.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($2.31)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($1.93)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,093,000 ($1190.99)
    Water Utilities: $487,000 ($187.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $713,000 ($274.55)
    Highways: $174,000 ($67.00)
    Other: $23,000 ($8.86)
  • Tax - Property: $1,248,000 ($480.55)
    Other: $62,000 ($23.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($5.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($1.93)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.93)

Spooner government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,954,000 ($1137.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,082,000 ($801.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,462,000 ($562.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $590,000 ($227.19)

Spooner government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,062,000 ($793.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,000 ($8.09)

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Barron County, WI  1.20% ($36,470 average AGI)
from Sawyer County, WI  0.65% ($29,978)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($34,308)


5.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Barron County, WI  1.04% ($34,563 average AGI)
to Sawyer County, WI  0.72% ($44,531)
to Burnett County, WI  0.45% ($35,194)
Businesses in Spooner, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets4

Strongest AM radio stations in Spooner:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WCSW (940 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spooner:

  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • 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 Spooner:

  • W57AS (Channel 57; SPOONER, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Spooner fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Spooner fatal accident list:

Feb 10, 2015 05:41 PM, Sr-70, Lat: 45.820044, Lon: -91.864078, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 29, 2015 08:00 AM, Us-53, Sr-70, Lat: 45.818967, Lon: -91.855994, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 26, 2009 05:56 PM, Sr-70, Lat: 45.812769, Lon: -91.671253, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.7mTotal length
  • 38,216Total average daily traffic
  • 3,471Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Spooner, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21970-1979
  • 81980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Spooner, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spooner)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Spooner, WI)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Mobile, Lat: 45.828056 Lon: -91.889167, Call Sign: WQDA851,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz, 956.306 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/2015, Expiration Date: 07/11/2025, Certifier: William Marx, Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2204, Fax: (703) 276-1169, Email:
  • SPOONER DT, 2550 Paulson Drive (Lat: 45.830000 Lon: -91.868083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQKI652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Certifier: Rick Vergin, Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 2502 E University Drive Bldg B-2 Suite 290, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • SPOONER, Off Route # 63; South On Lonestar Road;2.5 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 45.794444 Lon: -91.917778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80.5 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQKI653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Certifier: Rick Vergin, Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 2502 E University Bldg B-2 Drive Suite 290, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Washburn CO Hwy Dept, Lat: 45.844806 Lon: -91.866722, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQOR464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022, Certifier: Ross Wilson, Registrant: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, 725 W. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, Phone: (715) 720-2069, Email:
  • Washburn DOT SP HQ, Lat: 45.807944 Lon: -91.898361, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQOR464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022, Certifier: Ross Wilson, Registrant: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, 725 W. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, Phone: (715) 720-2069, Email:
  • SPOONER, W7102 Green Valley Rd (Lat: 45.808056 Lon: -91.898333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KGS38,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/07/2021, Registrant: Wisconsin State Patrol, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53707, Phone: (608) 709-0095, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Warbirds North Airport (Lat: 45.896611 Lon: -91.981278), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KOV2,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/1994, Expiration Date: 11/17/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Warbirds North Airport Association, Hcr 58 Boc 48, Spooner, WI 54801

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spooner)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Spooner)

2009 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2009 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 33 took place in 2017, and the least - 3 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Spooner, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.7%), and Outside Fires (29.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spooner, WI
    • 8646.7%Structure Fires
    • 5529.9%Outside Fires
    • 3016.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 137.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spooner, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spooner, WI
  • 83.7%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spooner, WI
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel


Spooner compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 13 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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