Wabeno, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,166. Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 556  (47.7%)
Females: 610  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54566.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,282 (it was $37,768 in 2000)
Wabeno:

$46,282
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,850 (it was $16,809 in 2000)

Wabeno town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,775 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Wabeno:

$100,775
WI:

$163,000
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  • Races in Wabeno, WI (2010)

    Wabeno races chart
    • 85973.7%White alone
    • 25521.9%American Indian alone
    • 342.9%Two or more races
    • 161.4%Hispanic
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wabeno: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.2%), Irish (11.3%), Polish (7.8%), French (7.2%), French Canadian (5.8%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 107.3 square miles.

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

Wabeno,WI real estate house value index trend

Wabeno, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Wabeno:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wabeno town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Wabeno, Wisconsin as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wabeno to the number of sex offenders is 203 to 1.


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

Wabeno town:  1.2% ($784)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Wabeno satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (69.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (168.1 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (253.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blackwell, WI (2.6 miles ), Townsend, WI (3.0 miles ), Laona, WI (3.1 miles ), Lakewood, WI (3.2 miles ), Silver Cliff, WI (3.6 miles ), Riverview, WI (3.8 miles ), Caswell, WI (4.0 miles) , Armstrong Creek, WI (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.44 N, Longitude: 88.57 W

Area code: 715

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +254 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Wabeno, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wabeno-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the Wabeno town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 tornado 40.1 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wabeno-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 275.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 362.1 miles away from Wabeno center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 456.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 492.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 400.1 miles away from Wabeno 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 261.0 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 Forest County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wabeno topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wabeno:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 62 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 68 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 71 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 74 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 80 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 81 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 83 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)

Public high school in Wabeno:

  • Wabeno Hi (Students: 222; Location: 4325 N Branch St; Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Wabeno:

  • Wabeno El (Students: 264; Location: 4346 Mill Ln; Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Wabeno

Library in Wabeno:

  • WABENO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,139; Location: 4556 N. BRANCH ST.; 7,932 books; 8,805 e-books; 3,974 audio materials; 987 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Wabeno - Soperton Volunteer Fire Department and United Area Rescue Squad (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Trinity Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Range Line Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Indian Springs Lodge & Conference Center (Hwy 32 N).

Forest 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 65.9. This is about average.

City:

65.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.692. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.692
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 5.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.00
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.97
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wabeno and their reported violations in the past:

WINDFALL INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • R PLACE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

11.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Wabeno compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • 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.

Banks with branches in Wabeno (2011 data):

  • Laona State Bank: Wabeno Branch at 4519 North Branch Street, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2008/03/14: Bank assets: $153.7 mil, Deposits: $136.9 mil, headquarters in Laona, WI, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Wisconsin Bank Holding Company, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wabeno town (based on Forest County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9845
Evangelical Protestant1,13211
Mainline Protestant2664
Other23
None4,920-
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: 2
Forest County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Forest County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Forest County:

28.5%
Wisconsin:

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

19.3%
State:

13.0%

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
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 Brown County, WI  0.45% ($58,750 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.45% ($39,063)
from Oneida County, WI  0.31% ($44,545)


4.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
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 Brown County, WI  0.39% ($36,571 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.39% ($35,571)
to Outagamie County, WI  0.36% ($30,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wabeno:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wabeno:

  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wabeno:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $171,000Total costs
  • 3,845Total average daily traffic
  • 269Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,115Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Wabeno High School Us Hwy 32 (Lat: 45.418028 Lon: -88.634000), Call Sign: KIC478
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2002, Expiration Date: 03/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 1775 Ogden St (Lat: 45.438306 Lon: -88.665389), Call Sign: KAX370, Licensee ID: L00091131
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1400 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2005, Expiration Date: 05/22/2015
    Registrant: Geiter Construction Co Inc, Wabeno, WI 54566, Phone: (715) 473-3901
  • 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 45.435417 Lon: -88.678694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQBD770, Licensee ID: L00005656
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/24/2014, Certifier: Joseph V Biese
    Registrant: Wisconsin Public Service Corp., 600 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9001, Phone: (920) 617-5166, Fax: (920) 617-5296, Email:
  • WEST WABENO, Lat: 45.483333 Lon: -88.700000, Call Sign: WQRA477, Licensee ID: L00005656
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Paul M Blum
    Registrant: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, 600 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307, Phone: (920) 617-5166, Fax: (920) 617-5296, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Wabeno, 2 Km W (Lat: 45.436389 Lon: -88.682778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPRY270, Licensee ID: L00005656
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.618 MHz, 952.618 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: Joseph V Biese
    Registrant: Wisconsin Public Service Corp., 600 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9001, Phone: (920) 617-5166, Fax: (920) 617-5296, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB9JFR
    Grant Date: 02/08/1995, Expiration Date: 02/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2007
    Registrant: Christine M Geske, Rt 1 Box 30, Wabeno, WI 54566
  • Call Sign: N9TQN, Licensee ID: L00648725
    Grant Date: 03/19/2013, Expiration Date: 05/25/2023
    Registrant: Michael J Geske, 1424 Rangeline Lake Ln, Wabeno, WI 54566
  • Call Sign: KB9WDL, Licensee ID: L00229501
    Grant Date: 06/05/2010, Expiration Date: 06/05/2020, Certifier: John D Harter
    Registrant: John D Harter, 1727 Cty Rd W, Wabeno, WI 54566
  • Call Sign: KC9BUX, Licensee ID: L00518455
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/16/2022, Certifier: Steven B Losse
    Registrant: Steven B Losse, 4088 Mc Graw St, Wabeno, WI 54566

Most common first names in Wabeno, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1575.7 years
William1472.6 years
Edward1276.0 years
Robert1167.7 years
James975.0 years
Richard872.5 years
Harold877.1 years
Henry875.5 years
Frank776.4 years
George576.0 years
Most common last names in Wabeno, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson769.5 years
Mallow688.1 years
Enders586.4 years
Lenz567.1 years
Graves562.4 years
Larock572.2 years
Smith568.6 years
Johnson580.0 years
Bartlein477.0 years
Adams458.0 years
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