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Clark County, Wisconsin (WI)


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County population in 2012: 34,435 (8% urban, 92% rural); it was 33,557 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,873
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,249
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,790
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,557 (it was 2,257 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 1216 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clark County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.8%), Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  37.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years

Males: 17,577  (48.5%)
Females: 17,113  (51.5%)

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Clark County,WI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Clark County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,474 ($34,577 in 1999)
This county:

$39474
Wisconsin:

$49993

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $458)
This county:

$373
State:

$599


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,673 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Clark County:

$111,673
Wisconsin:

$170,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,043 - $173,794

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $159,044
Here:

$159,044
State:

$212,450

Townhouses or other attached units: $483,499
Here:

$483,499
State:

$187,116

In 2-unit structures: $77,920
Here:

$77,920
State:

$165,377

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,447
Here:

$115,447
State:

$158,801

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,291
Here:

$152,291
State:

$176,160

Mobile homes: $57,512
Here:

$57,512
State:

$36,669

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,183
Here:

$17,183
State:

$116,376
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,145
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 472

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Clark County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,942 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,739 (1.8%)


Clark County household income distribution in 2009 Clark County home values distribution


Clark County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.7%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

12.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clark County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.

Cities in this county include: Neillsville, Abbotsford, Colby, Thorp, Loyal, Fremont, Pine Valley, Greenwood, Owen, Grant.

Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.co.clark.wi.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clark County: Veterans Memorial County Park Camp (A), Owen Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Thorp Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Loyal Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Chili - Fremont Volunteer Fire Department (E), Thorp Area Fire District / Thorp Area Ambulance District (F), Humbird Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clark County include: Reseburg Church (A), Marie Louise Chapel (B), Emmanuel Church (C), Norwegian Church (D), Zion Church (E), York Center Church (F), West Beaver Church (G), Immanuel Church (H), Ukrainian Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Willard Cemetery (2), Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery (3), Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (4), Sherwood Cemetery (5), Curtiss Cemetery (6), Indian Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rock Dam Lake (A), Iron Run Flowage (B), 0.8 Reservoir (C), Kalepp Lake (D), Spruce Lake (E), 16 Reservoir (F), Lake 24 6 SWR 17 (G), Lake 10-7 4 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arnold Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Behringer Creek (C), Black Creek (D), Ryan Creek (E), Jack Creek (F), Iron Run (G), Surveyor Creek (H), Spooner Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clark County include: Blue Swamp State Natural Area (1), Schmidt Maple Woods State Natural Area (2), Greenwood Park (3), North Mead Lake County Park (4), Russell Memorial Park (5), Snyder County Park (6), Black River County Park (7), Rock Dam County Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chippewa County , Eau Claire County , Jackson County , Marathon County , Taylor County , Wood County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 400 (47% naturalized citizens)

Clark County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.6%

Clark County marital status for males
Clark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Clark County with a mortgage: 3,013 (269 second mortgage, 249 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,639

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.38%
Here70.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 23,617
Total congregations: 79

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents10,667 (45.2%)3,170 (13.4%)3,127 (13.2%)1,272 (5.4%)1,111 (4.7%)
Congregations9 (11.4%)9 (11.4%)10 (12.7%)7 (8.9%)13 (16.5%)
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOld Order MennoniteOld Order AmishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents1,065 (4.5%)764 (3.2%)625 (2.6%)522 (2.2%)1,294 (5.5%)
Congregations3 (3.8%)4 (5.1%)9 (11.4%)1 (1.3%)14 (17.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Clark County - Neillsville, Abbotsford, Colby, Thorp, Loyal

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Clark County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clark County:

16.2%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Clark County:

Average size of farms: 210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,289
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $58.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,551
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,450
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 49 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.21%
Corn for grain: 62569 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1016 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26994 harvested acres
Vegetables: 138 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 59 acres

Tornado activity:

Clark County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/25/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Clark County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Clark County (%):





Clark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,780 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,591 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0%)
  • Walked: 917 (6%)
  • Other means: 163 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,150 (14%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Clark County, Wisconsin in 2000:

People in group quarters in Clark County, Wisconsin in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,603.

4.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.85% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($23,912 average AGI)
1.13% relocated from other states ($6,476 average AGI)
Clark County:

1.13%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marathon County, WI  0.76% ($42,587 average AGI)
from Wood County, WI  0.71% ($28,663)
from Taylor County, WI  0.43% ($24,212)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.32% ($31,436)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.25% ($25,839)
from Jackson County, WI  0.20% ($28,083)
from Dane County, WI  0.08% ($31,900)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.18% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($22,314 average AGI)
1.36% relocated to other states ($6,142 average AGI)
Clark County:

1.36%
Wisconsin average:

2.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marathon County, WI  1.00% ($31,194 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.92% ($28,912)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.52% ($22,844)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.51% ($25,619)
to Taylor County, WI  0.47% ($28,276)
to Jackson County, WI  0.28% ($24,294)
to Dane County, WI  0.16% ($28,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in Clark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Clark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clark County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,028 (5,422 aged, 606 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3046.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 413.450
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9166.350

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1677.520
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 941.4
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 32.26

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.73

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,154

Size of family households: 4,167 2-persons, 1,659 3-persons, 1,381 4-persons, 782 5-persons, 374 6-persons, 521 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,206 1-person, 493 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

90.9% of residents of Clark County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
7.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,872,000 ($4922 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,072,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,937,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,552,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,449,000
Federal grants: $35,135,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,369,000 ($3,841,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,430,000 ($975,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,752,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,616,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,796,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,695
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,737
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +67
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -447
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.51 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 200
  • 4 rooms: 931
  • 5 rooms: 2,190
  • 6 rooms: 2,311
  • 7 rooms: 1,877
  • 8 rooms: 1,168
  • 9+ rooms: 1,056
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 173
  • 3 rooms: 340
  • 4 rooms: 612
  • 5 rooms: 395
  • 6 rooms: 295
  • 7 rooms: 205
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9+ rooms: 84
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,876
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,710
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,206
  • 5+ bedrooms: 746
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 465
  • 2 bedrooms: 895
  • 3 bedrooms: 521
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 120
Cars and other vehicles available in Clark County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 582
  • 1 vehicle: 2,272
  • 2 vehicles: 4,320
  • 3 vehicles: 1,792
  • 4 vehicles: 544
  • 5+ vehicles: 280
  • no vehicle: 388
  • 1 vehicle: 954
  • 2 vehicles: 617
  • 3 vehicles: 215
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

67% of Clark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Wisconsin.

Clark County:

66.6%
State average:

57.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (29.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.3%)
  • Wood (16.3%)
  • Electricity (5.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.5%)
  • Electricity (23.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.4%)
  • Wood (7.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,194
Here:

25.6%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 138
Here:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Clark County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Clark County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Clark County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Clark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Clark County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John51977.7 years
William37077.8 years
Mary33581.5 years
Frank25980.4 years
Anna25286.0 years
Joseph24778.6 years
George23978.6 years
Walter23378.1 years
Helen22882.5 years
Edward21578.6 years
Most common last names in Clark County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12479.4 years
Miller10976.8 years
Smith10379.8 years
Anderson9377.1 years
Schultz8778.9 years
Schmidt8578.4 years
Nelson6677.7 years
Peterson6381.4 years
Olson6176.1 years
Larson5877.4 years
Businesses in Clark County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's2Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1
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