Stark, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 363. Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 188  (51.8%)
Females: 175  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54639.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $68,518 (it was $44,167 in 2000)
Stark:

$68,518
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,217 (it was $17,966 in 2000)

Stark town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $184,007 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Stark:

$184,007
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $184,191; Detached houses: $197,541; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,577; In 2-unit structures: $149,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,981; Mobile homes: $63,305
  • Races in Stark, WI (2010)

    Stark races chart
    • 35297.0%White alone
    • 41.1%Asian alone
    • 41.1%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stark: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (23.5%), German (21.2%), English (14.6%), Irish (8.3%), United States (5.4%), Czech (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Stark,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Stark:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stark town:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

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

Stark town:  0.8% ($800)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (34.6 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (71.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: La Farge, WI (1.4 miles ), Whitestown, WI (2.2 miles ), Viola, WI (2.6 miles ), Bloom, WI (3.0 miles ), Ontario, WI (3.0 miles ), Yuba, WI (3.2 miles) , Kickapoo, WI (3.4 miles ), Readstown, WI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.60 N, Longitude: 90.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+34.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Stark, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stark-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Stark town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 30.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stark-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 383.1 miles away from the city center
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 171.5 miles away from Stark 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 359.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 303.3 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 142.8 miles away from Stark 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 382.3 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 Vernon County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Stark:

  • NORSELAND NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WESTBY, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS HLTH SVCS Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - VIROQUA (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL HHC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • BETHEL HOME AND SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stark:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 35 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 35 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 36 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 60 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Winona State University (about 61 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 63 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

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Notable locations in Stark: Potts Corners (A), Meadow Stock Farm (B), La Farge Area Emergency Medical Services (C), La Farge Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jug Creek Cemetery (1), Star Cemetery (2), Bear Creek Cemetery (3), Chapel Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: 272 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Indian Creek (B), Otter Creek (C), Jug Creek (D), Weister Creek (E), Plum Run (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Vernon 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 2010 was 60.0. This is better than average.

City:

60.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.1%
Whole state:

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

6.2%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Stark town (based on Vernon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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: 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Vernon County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

16.2%
State:

13.0%

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.24% ($36,212 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($26,714)
from Richland County, WI  0.35% ($32,359)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.32% ($28,178 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($23,074)
to Richland County, WI  0.34% ($29,842)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stark:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stark:

  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Stark:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 41m135ftTotal length
  • $627,000Total costs
  • 14,425Total average daily traffic
  • 1,003Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,619Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Stark, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Stark 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.
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