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Population in 2010: 505. Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 

Males: 269  (53.3%)
Females: 236  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54731.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,743 (it was $24,875 in 2000)
Willard:

$29,743
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,209

Willard town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,200 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Willard:

$122,200
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,745; Detached houses: $176,707; Townhouses or other attached units: $48,552; Mobile homes: $120,644
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Willard races chart
  • White alone - 487 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willard: 168.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Polish (23.0%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (8.0%), Irish (6.1%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1179 feet

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Willard:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willard town:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Willard town:  1.8% ($1,395)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (40.0 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (101.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Holcombe, WI (2.2 miles ), Conrath, WI (2.3 miles) , Sheldon, WI (2.5 miles ), Holcombe, WI (2.6 miles ), Ruby, WI (2.7 miles ), Grow, WI (2.9 miles ), Birch Creek, WI (2.9 miles ), Estella, WI (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 91.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+20.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Willard-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Willard town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Willard topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Willard:

  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Willard, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willard:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 42 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 42 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 52 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 82 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 92 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Winona State University (about 92 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 93 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)

Private elementary/middle school in Willard:

  • NORTH HENDREN AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: W7934 CROW RD; Grades: 1 - 8)

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Notable location: Willard Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Willard: Wayside Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Main Creek (A), Deer Tail Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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

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

  • LAKESIDE (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:  67.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

18.2%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Willard, WI

Willard compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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 (65%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Willard town (based on Rusk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.17%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.2%20.5%6.5%5.3%3.5%
Congregations20.5%10.3%5.1%12.8%7.7%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents3.1%2.9%1.9%1.8%5.3%
Congregations5.1%7.7%2.6%7.7%20.5%
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: 6
Rusk County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

5.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
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 Barron County, WI  0.62% ($22,143 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.60% ($21,412)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.34% ($31,842)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Chippewa County, WI  0.87% ($38,280 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.84% ($22,167)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.54% ($24,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willard:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willard:

  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Willard:

  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 2
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,360


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • N 8772 Dickerson Ave (Lat: 44.733972 Lon: -90.844972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNQA377
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/09/2004, Expiration Date: 07/29/2014, Certifier: Tom Abel
    Registrant: Spectrum Pro, Baraboo, WI 53913, Phone: (608) 356-7257, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Willard, Various Locations (Lat: 44.729139 Lon: -90.893472), Type: N/A, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPQX903
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.212 MHz, 928.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2000, Expiration Date: 11/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2002, Certifier: Colin Flannery
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037-1128, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9NNZ, Licensee ID: L01395413
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 04/30/2018, Certifier: Patricia H Lord
    Registrant: Patricia H Lord, N6298 Bachelors Ave, Willard, WI 54493

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: FORTH HAROLD L ACRO II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 565HF , Serial Number: 565, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Victor J Staut, W 9058 S Lake Rd, Willard, WI 54493


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


Most common first names in Willard, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank1376.2 years
John1274.5 years
Mary1185.5 years
Joseph771.0 years
Robert672.7 years
Louis667.8 years
Frances580.8 years
Anna584.0 years
Margaret488.9 years
Donald468.8 years
Most common last names in Willard, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lesar776.0 years
Plautz573.6 years
Luzovec478.3 years
Morgal485.9 years
Perko476.5 years
Ziegler476.8 years
Djubenski379.3 years
Hribar368.7 years
Bergant381.0 years
Horvat370.7 years
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