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 2017: $61,264 (it was $40,714 in 2000)
Wascott:

$61,264
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,028 (it was $18,165 in 2000)

Wascott town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $253,136 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Wascott:

$253,136
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,573; detached houses: $172,314; townhouses or other attached units: $179,046; in 2-unit structures: $138,690; mobile homes: $63,442; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $97,767
March 2019 cost of living index in Wascott: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Wascott, WI (2010)
    • 69491.0%White alone
    • 486.3%Black alone
    • 91.2%Hispanic
    • 50.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wascott, Wisconsin as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wascott is 763 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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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, Wisconsin map

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Wisconsin:

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

1.4% ($1,712)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

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

Distribution of median household income in Wascott, WI in 2017
Wascott satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +178 (+33.2%).
Most common industries in Wascott, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.9%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.0%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.9%)
  • Food (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Wascott, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (7.3%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (23.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Wascott, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Wascott 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 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 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 Wascott 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 Wascott 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

WILDERNESS WAY (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2009), St Public Notif issued (SEP-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2009), St Public Notif issued (JUL-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-14-2006), St Public Notif issued (SEP-16-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2006), St Other (NOV-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2006), St Boil Water Order (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif issued (JAN-09-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STOP A SEC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2006)

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

  • WASCOTT TOWN HALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WASCOTT BALL FIELD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

For population 15 years and over in Wascott:

Marital status in Wascott, WI
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wascott, WI (based on Douglas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,1048
Mainline Protestant5,29016
Evangelical Protestant5,01229
Other142
None22,739-
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: 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
This county:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Louis County, MN  1.70% ($44,128 average AGI)
from Bayfield County, WI  0.28% ($39,837)
from Carlton County, MN  0.24% ($41,619)


5.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.72% ($42,350 average AGI)
to Bayfield County, WI  0.29% ($43,275)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.25% ($41,000)

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
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.3mTotal length
  • $354,000Total costs
  • 1,574Total average daily traffic
  • 57Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,749Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, 159.247 MHz, 159.247 MHz, 46.5400 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wascott, WI
  • 69.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Wood
  • 9.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wascott, WI
  • 78.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.4%Wood


Wascott compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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