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Population in 2010: 699. Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 

Males: 367  (52.5%)
Females: 332  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  46.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54837.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,196 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
West Sweden:

$48,196
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,821

West Sweden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,642 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
West Sweden:

$146,642
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $166,647; Detached houses: $177,973; Mobile homes: $58,804

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West Sweden races chart
  • White alone - 680 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Sweden: 155.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Swedish (22.8%), Norwegian (18.5%), Danish (8.8%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 32.6 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Sweden:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Sweden town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

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

West Sweden town:  1.4% ($1,250)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
West Sweden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (54.5 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (60.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (358.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Frederic, WI (1.6 miles ), Lewis, WI (1.8 miles) , Daniels, WI (2.0 miles ), Clam Falls, WI (2.3 miles ), Trade Lake, WI (2.5 miles ), Wood River, WI (2.7 miles ), Siren, WI (2.7 miles ), Laketown, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.69 N, Longitude: 92.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

West Sweden household income distribution West Sweden home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +85 (+13.2%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

West Sweden-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the West Sweden town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near West Sweden:

  • FREDERIC NUR REHAB COM (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FREDERIC, WI)
  • CAPESIDE COVE GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SIREN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Sweden:

  • Century Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,930)
  • Bethel University (about 56 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 56 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Northwestern College (about 57 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,046)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 59 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 59 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 60 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 2,985)

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Lakes: Rice Lake (A), Blom Lake (B), Diamond Lake (C), Young Lake (D), Fern Lake (E), Hickory Lake (F), Aspen Lake (G), Fountain Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Polk 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:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

5.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Sweden, WI

West Sweden compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below 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 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West Sweden town (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.81%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents48.4%20.6%7.3%4.8%3.7%
Congregations32.6%7.9%6.7%13.5%5.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.7%2.3%1.8%1.8%6.7%
Congregations2.2%4.5%4.5%1.1%21.3%
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: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.0%

6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,121 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Croix County, WI  1.20% ($38,739 average AGI)
from Chisago County, MN  0.52% ($38,685)
from Barron County, WI  0.47% ($23,988)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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. Croix County, WI  1.12% ($39,114 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.49% ($32,859)
to Burnett County, WI  0.37% ($34,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Sweden:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Sweden:

  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Sweden:

  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 200
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 200

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