Swiss, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 790. Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 399  (50.5%)
Females: 391  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  50.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54830.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,304 (it was $30,461 in 2000)
Swiss:

$39,304
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,227 (it was $16,870 in 2000)

Swiss town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $166,358 (it was $90,500 in 2000)
Swiss:

$166,358
WI:

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

    Swiss races chart
    • 58974.6%White alone
    • 16020.3%American Indian alone
    • 253.2%Two or more races
    • 91.1%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Swiss: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Irish (13.0%), English (10.1%), Swedish (7.7%), Norwegian (5.9%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 57.4 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Swiss,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Swiss:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swiss town:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Swiss town:  1.2% ($1,081)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (53.5 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (83.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Danbury, WI (2.0 miles) , Webb Lake, WI (2.9 miles ), Blaine, WI (3.1 miles ), Webster, WI (3.2 miles ), Meenon, WI (3.5 miles ), Dairyland, WI (4.0 miles) , Chicog, WI (4.0 miles ), La Follette, WI (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.02 N, Longitude: 92.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +188 (+30.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Food and beverage stores (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Swiss, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Swiss-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the Swiss town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swiss-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 182.2 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 194.2 miles away from Swiss center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 368.9 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 220.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.9 miles away from Swiss 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 357.7 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 Burnett County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swiss:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 26 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 50 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 54 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 56 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Century College (about 76 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 78 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)

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Notable locations in Swiss: Burnett County Camp (A), Luther Park Camp (B), Danbury Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Danbury Cemetery (1), Swiss Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Myrick Lake (B), Robie Lake (C), Round Lake (D), Schaaf Lake (E), Staples Lake (F), Bass Lake (G), Stone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Yellow River (A), Loon Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Swiss: Danbury Public Hunting Grounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Burnett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

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

3.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Swiss town (based on Burnett County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,82913
Evangelical Protestant1,36114
Catholic1,1814
Other11
None10,085-
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: 6
Burnett County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Burnett County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Burnett County:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

16.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Burnett County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

14.0%
State:

13.0%

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Polk County, WI  0.76% ($24,122 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.31% ($21,200)
from Washburn County, WI  0.31% ($24,200)


4.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
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 Polk County, WI  0.78% ($31,560 average AGI)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.26% ($27,118)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.23% ($39,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swiss:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swiss:

  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Swiss:

  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • 8,870Total average daily traffic
  • 713Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,550Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Marin Fettman, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 4253834000, Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 S.E. 38TH STREET
  • Marin Fettman, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 4253834000, Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 S.E. 38TH STREET
  • Dan Menser, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 4253835178, Fccasrrequest@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST
  • Shannon Reilly Kraus, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 4253838401, Fccregulatorycompliancecontact@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 S.E. 38TH STREET
  • Dale R Smith, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 30161 1st Avenue (A1n0378d) (Lat: 46.002389 Lon: -92.371306), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 9495151500, Pm@mobilitie.Com, 660 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, STE 200

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Swiss 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
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