True, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 296.
Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 155  (52.4%)
Females: 141  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54526.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,937 (it was $27,857 in 2000)
True:

$38,937
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,436 (it was $13,514 in 2000)

True town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,589 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
True:

$116,589
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in True: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in True, WI (2010)
    • 29198.3%White alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races
    • 20.7%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Polish (22.0%), Norwegian (16.2%), United States (10.7%), Swedish (8.9%), Irish (8.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 23.3 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
True town:

1.2% ($850)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (55.9 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (115.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (299.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Glen Flora, WI (0.7 miles),
Ingram, WI (1.8 miles),
Tony, WI (2.4 miles),
Cedar Rapids, WI (2.6 miles),
Grow, WI (2.8 miles ),
Hawkins, WI (2.9 miles ),
South Fork, WI (3.3 miles),
Ladysmith, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.50 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in True, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in True, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.5%)
  • Wood products (8.4%)
  • Apparel (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (34.0%)
  • Wood products (15.5%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Apparel (8.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
Most common occupations in True, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (24.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)

Average climate in True, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.59
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

True-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the True town center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 tornado 22.7 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

True-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 249.9 miles away from True center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.1 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) earthquake occurred 296.5 miles away from True center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 427.2 miles away from True 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 289.9 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) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from True 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 Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near True:

  • LADYSMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to True:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 53 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 58 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 58 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 67 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 70 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 93 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 94 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)

Points of interest:

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

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

Rusk 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:

2.7 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

16.8%
Whole state:

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

5.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in True:

Marital status in True, WI
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in True:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for True, WI (based on Rusk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2568
Evangelical Protestant2,19022
Mainline Protestant2,05913
Other11
None7,249-
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
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Rusk County:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
State:

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

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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  1.08% ($35,017 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.95% ($37,830)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.58% ($42,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in True:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in True:

  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)

TV broadcast stations around True:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.8mTotal length
  • $801,000Total costs
  • 6,669Total average daily traffic
  • 400Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,169Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in True, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for True, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in True, WI
  • 43.9%Wood
  • 32.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in True, WI
  • 73.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 13.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


True compared to Wisconsin state average:

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