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Population in 2010: 1,189. Population change since 2000: -2.8%
Males: 621  (52.2%)
Females: 568  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  50.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54491, 54940.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,010 (it was $44,922 in 2000)
Wolf River:

$52,010
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,642

Wolf River town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,352 (it was $126,700 in 2000)
Wolf River:

$188,352
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $192,955; Detached houses: $202,401; Townhouses or other attached units: $230,500; In 2-unit structures: $265,962; Mobile homes: $49,646

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Wolf River races chart
  • White alone - 1,163 (97.8%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wolf River: 175.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (64.0%), Polish (10.1%), Norwegian (5.9%), Irish (5.7%), English (5.6%), Dutch (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 29.4 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wolf River:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolf River town:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

15 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Wolf River town:  1.5% ($1,924)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (17.9 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (82.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (172.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tustin, WI (2.1 miles) , Fremont, WI (2.3 miles ), Winchester, WI (2.5 miles ), Poygan, WI (2.6 miles ), Winneconne, WI (2.8 miles ), Poysippi, WI (2.9 miles ), Dale, WI (3.1 miles ), Poy Sippi, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $256,900
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $256,900
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $270,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.20 N, Longitude: 88.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Wolf River household income distribution Wolf River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Printing and related support activities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Wolf River-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Wolf River town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 10.8 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Wolf River:

  • WEYAUWEGA HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WEYAUWEGA, WI)
  • CLARITY CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; OSHKOSH, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WEYAUWEGA, WI)

Amtrak stations near Wolf River:

  • 14 miles: NEW LONDON (501 S. PEARL ST.) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: OSHKOSH (124 N. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolf River:

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 18 miles; Oshkosh, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 19 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 41 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 42 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 45 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 50 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 79 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)

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

Churches in Wolf River include: Hope Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wolf River Cemetery (1), Becker Cemetery (2), Zittau Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4), Prellwitz Cemetery (5), Saint Peters Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Rat River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Winnebago 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.0. This is about average.
City:

36.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

6.3%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wolf River, WI

Wolf River compared to Wisconsin 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.
  • Number of college students 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 (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wolf River town (based on Winnebago County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.42%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents48.5%17.6%10.5%5.7%3.8%
Congregations12.8%17.4%14.7%6.4%6.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.9%2.4%1.6%0.9%5.9%
Congregations6.4%4.6%1.8%0.9%28.4%
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: 12
Winnebago County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Winnebago County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 121
This county:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

26.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.0%

7.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($97 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Outagamie County, WI  2.07% ($35,048 average AGI)
from Fond du Lac County, WI  0.46% ($34,054)
from Calumet County, WI  0.38% ($44,486)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($97 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Outagamie County, WI  2.11% ($36,435 average AGI)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.38% ($33,284)
to Calumet County, WI  0.34% ($38,407)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wolf River:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wolf River:

  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCY-FM (100.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WWWX (96.9 FM; OSHKOSH, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPKR (99.5 FM; OMRO, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WEMI (91.9 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • W203AV (88.5 FM; OSHKOSH, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WLFM (91.1 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN)
  • W271AC (102.1 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPCK (104.9 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wolf River:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • W17CF (Channel 17; RIPON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 49 meters (161ft)
Total costs: $482,000
Total average daily traffic: 68,320
Total average daily truck traffic: 20

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 9
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