Wascott, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 763. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
 
Males: 438  (57.4%)
Females: 325  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  56.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54838.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,876 (it was $40,714 in 2000)
Wascott:

$50,876
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,284 (it was $18,165 in 2000)

Wascott town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $220,156 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Wascott:

$220,156
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $296,763; Detached houses: $306,081; Townhouses or other attached units: $633,997; Mobile homes: $166,470
Wascott races chart
  • White alone - 694 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 48 (6.3%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wascott: 178.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Norwegian (17.5%), Irish (14.0%), Swedish (12.7%), Polish (9.9%), English (8.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 133.0 square miles.

Population density: 5.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Wascott,WI real estate house value index trend

Wascott, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Wascott:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wascott town:

  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Wascott town:  1.4% ($1,712)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Wascott satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (42.5 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (105.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (365.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Minong, WI (2.6 miles ), Gordon, WI (2.6 miles ), Frog Creek, WI (2.9 miles) , Solon Springs, WI (3.3 miles ), Chicog, WI (3.4 miles ), Gull Lake, WI (3.8 miles) , Blaine, WI (3.9 miles ), Dairyland, WI (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 46.19 N, Longitude: 91.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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

6.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +178 (+33.2%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (6%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Wascott, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wascott, Wisconsin average temperatures Wascott, Wisconsin average precipitation Wascott, Wisconsin humidity Wascott, Wisconsin wind speed Wascott, Wisconsin snowfall Wascott, Wisconsin sunshine Wascott, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wascott-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Wascott town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wascott-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 204.7 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 216.6 miles away from Wascott 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 242.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 392.7 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 359.0 miles away from Wascott center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.2 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 Douglas County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wascott topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wascott:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 31 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 38 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 91 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Century College (about 97 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)

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Notable location: Wascott Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes: Mulligan Lake (A), One Mile Lake (B), Person Lake (C), Peterson Lake (D), Pickerel Lake (E), Rainbow Lake (F), Red Lake (G), Round Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Ounce River (A), Haymaker Creek (B), Buckley Creek (C), Sheosh Creek (D), O'Hara Creek (E), Crotte Creek (F), Cole Creek (G), Snake Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wascott: Brule River State Forest Annex (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Douglas 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:  2.0 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

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

8.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.6%
Whole state:

3.7%
87 people in state prisons in 2010
72 people in state prisons in 2000

Wascott compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wascott town (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.38%
Here: 51.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSalvation Army The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents47.5%20.2%6.6%5.0%3.5%
Congregations15.1%17.0%1.9%1.9%15.1%
NameLutheran ChurchBaptist General Conference The Evangelical Covenant ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.8%2.4%2.2%6.3%
Congregations5.7%5.7%5.7%1.9%30.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Douglas County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Douglas County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Douglas County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.0%
Wisconsin:

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

14.5%
State:

13.0%

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200530,989 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries($176 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Louis County, MN  1.77% ($34,678 average AGI)
from Bayfield County, WI  0.26% ($33,545)
from Carlton County, MN  0.19% ($29,938)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200632,844 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Louis County, MN  1.46% ($26,304 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.40% ($28,955)
to Carlton County, MN  0.20% ($35,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wascott:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wascott:

  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)
  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)

TV broadcast stations around Wascott:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $903,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,370
Total average daily truck traffic: 41
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,150

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Hall On Cty T 1 3/4 Mi W Of Hwy 53 (Lat: 46.172167 Lon: -91.839083), Call Sign: KNEW619, Licensee ID: L00111931
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/24/2002, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2013
    Registrant: Wascott, Town Of, Wascott Vol Fire Dept, Wascott, WI 54890
  • GCC, 10401 E Hwy G (Lat: 46.241611 Lon: -91.791861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: KNBS886
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 46.5400 MHz, 159.247 MHz, 159.247 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/2010, Expiration Date: 02/13/2021
    Registrant: Wisconsin Department Of Corrections, 3099 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53707-7925, Phone: (920) 436-3309, Fax: (920) 432-5388, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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