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Douglas County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 43,886 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 43,287 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,265
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,578
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,730
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,712 (it was 5,078 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 1309 sq. mi.

Water area: 170.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Douglas County: 97.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (25.7%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Douglas County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 21,919  (49.9%)
Females: 21,967  (50.1%)

Douglas County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,132 ($35,226 in 1999)

This county:

$50,132
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $784)
This county:

$650
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $140,634 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Douglas:

$140,634
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,272 - $207,236

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,843
Here:

$166,843
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $170,307
Here:

$170,307
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $154,250
Here:

$154,250
State:

$162,149

Mobile homes: $61,371
Here:

$61,371
State:

$50,465

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $64,004
Here:

$64,004
State:

$77,758
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,140
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

Institutionalized population: 572

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 135
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 35

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 109
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 33
Douglas County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 267 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2005: 182 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2006: 167 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2007: 175 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2008: 123 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2009: 104 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2010: 86 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2011: 71 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2012: 72 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2014: 72 buildings, average cost: $141,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,345 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,287 (1.8%)

Douglas County household income distribution in 2009 Douglas County home values distribution Douglas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.3%
Douglas County:

14.3%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 36.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.5% for American Indian residents, 60.5% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.3 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 25.7 years old, American Indian residents: 35.3 years old, Asian residents: 23.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 years old)

Area name: Duluth, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Superior, Parkland, Amnicon, Hawthorne, Lake Nebagamon, Wascott, Maple, Gordon, Bennett, Lakeside.

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Custer County, Montana , Dunn County, North Dakota , Powell County, Montana , Wheatland County, Montana , Schoolcraft County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,719
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 733 (54.1% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 314
  • 2000 to 2009: 155
  • 1990 to 1999: 94
  • 1980 to 1989: 95
  • 1970 to 1979: 63
  • Before 1970: 265
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

Douglas County marital status for males Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,049
  • One, attached: 406
  • Two: 874
  • 3 or 4: 946
  • 5 to 9: 712
  • 10 to 19: 702
  • 20 to 49: 517
  • 50 or more: 353
  • Mobile homes: 1,463

Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 7,459 (284 second mortgage, 759 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,124

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Douglas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,1048
Mainline Protestant5,29016
Evangelical Protestant5,01229
Other142
None22,739-
Douglas County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Douglas County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Douglas County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.0%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 217 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,009
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $61.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,114
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,576
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.84%
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Douglas County-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 205.4 miles away from Douglas County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from the county 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 241.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 396.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.5 miles away from Douglas County 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 381.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 11, 2016 to July 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4276: August 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2012 to June 20, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4076: August 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4076, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to July 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1284: August 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1284, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 10, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-352: September 10, 1972, FEMA Id: 352, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

  • Canada (14%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Jordan (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Pakistan (6%)
  • Japan (4%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • Finnish (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Swedish (5%)

Douglas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,126 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,795 (10.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 300 (1.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 203 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 576 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 906 (5.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 500 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 392 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 72 people in state prisons
  • 72 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 674 people in college/university student housing
  • 326 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 87 people in state prisons
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,515.

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.18% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($7,409 average AGI)
3.45% relocated from other states ($22,224 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.45%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MN  1.63% ($27,641 average AGI)
from Bayfield County, WI  0.16% ($26,222)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.10% ($25,722)
from Washburn County, WI  0.10% ($23,944)
from Dakota County, MN  0.09% ($29,313)
from Carlton County, MN  0.09% ($31,813)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.09% ($23,267)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.36% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($7,768 average AGI)
3.86% relocated to other states ($22,436 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.86%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MN  1.46% ($28,508 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($23,667)
to Bayfield County, WI  0.21% ($40,111)
to Carlton County, MN  0.20% ($31,571)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.14% ($25,320)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.12% ($28,619)
to Washburn County, WI  0.11% ($17,632)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Douglas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,679 (6,162 aged, 1,517 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 635 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Douglas County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (485)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (444)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (370)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (360)
  • Unspecified dementia (325)
  • Congestive heart failure (200)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (193)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (193)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (161)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (154)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,744
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 54
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,111

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,079
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,074
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.9
  • Other - 65.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,886
  • In family households: 33,392 (5,489 male householders, 5,849 female householders)
    8,148 spouses, 11,020 children (10,103 natural, 212 adopted, 716 stepchildren), 662 grandchildren, 162 brothers or sisters, 402 parents, 349 other relatives, 1,369 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,216 (3,789 male householders (2,994 living alone)), 3,600 female householders (3,107 living alone)), 1,826 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,306

Size of family households: 5,920 2-persons, 2,366 3-persons, 2,000 4-persons, 717 5-persons, 214 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,097 1-person, 1,092 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

5,085 married couples with children.
3,063 single-parent households (1,135 men, 1,928 women).

97.2% of residents of Douglas speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $258,660,000 ($5,873 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,635,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $127,048,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $51,251,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $788,000
Federal grants: $65,715,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,017,000 ($1,338,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,841,000 ($468,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,871,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,067,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,299,000

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

Births: 2,592
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,304
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +196
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +486
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.81 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 193
  • 2010 to 2013: 431
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,510
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,572
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,120
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,509
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,180
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,136
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,696
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,642
Note: State values scaled to Douglas population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 327
  • 4 rooms: 1,345
  • 5 rooms: 2,655
  • 6 rooms: 2,919
  • 7 rooms: 2,144
  • 8 rooms: 1,450
  • 9+ rooms: 1,601
  • 1 room: 245
  • 2 rooms: 405
  • 3 rooms: 1,230
  • 4 rooms: 1,569
  • 5 rooms: 1,120
  • 6 rooms: 846
  • 7 rooms: 387
  • 8 rooms: 133
  • 9+ rooms: 172
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 477
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,195
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,580
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,978
  • 5+ bedrooms: 254
  • no bedroom: 307
  • 1 bedroom: 1,728
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,371
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,336
  • 4 bedrooms: 280
  • 5+ bedrooms: 90
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • no vehicle: 215
  • 1 vehicle: 3,132
  • 2 vehicles: 5,253
  • 3 vehicles: 2,783
  • 4 vehicles: 805
  • 5+ vehicles: 383
  • no vehicle: 1,233
  • 1 vehicle: 2,936
  • 2 vehicles: 1,475
  • 3 vehicles: 367
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

85% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Wisconsin.

Douglas County:

84.6%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 19,343
  • Other state: 23,434
  • Northeast: 464
  • Midwest: 20,323
  • South: 1,363
  • West: 1,214

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.5%)
  • Electricity (8.6%)
  • Wood (7.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (57.2%)
  • Electricity (31.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 446
Here:

11.4%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 135
Here:

6.5%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 172
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Douglas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,877,000
    Central Staff Services: $348,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,500,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,687,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,701,000
    Police Protection: $4,479,000
    Regular Highways: $2,834,000
    General - Other: $2,273,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $893,000
    Financial Administration: $674,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $580,000
    General Public Buildings: $576,000
    Libraries: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,849,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $537,000
    General - Other: $521,000
    Libraries: $307,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
    Regular Highways: $26,000
    Financial Administration: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $327,000
    Central Staff Services: $312,000
    Police Protection: $128,000
    Financial Administration: $32,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,023,000

Douglas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $230,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,350,000
    Highways: $42,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $818,000
    Interest Earnings: $696,000
    Sale of Property: $479,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $433,000
    Rents: $207,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $12,858,000
    Public Welfare: $4,626,000
    All Other: $4,575,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,888,000
    Highways: $2,827,000
    Education: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,730,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,054,000
    Other License: $238,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $176,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $97,000

Douglas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,970,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,215,000

Douglas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,956,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,116
  • Number of aged recipients: 55
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,061
  • Number of recipients under 18: 149
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 835
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 132
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 455
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 468
Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED121$120,033238$106,7651,372$127,848173$57,0817$305,143227$124,21668$76,647
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$99,75016$111,438142$137,83115$61,4000$012$185,25011$82,364
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$109,75064$82,000433$122,55254$50,3701$1,117,00041$97,31738$100,553
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$104,50024$117,958208$128,2698$739,3750$025$321,5207$127,857
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$128,2002$275,00049$118,2247$64,8570$01$70,0003$70,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$126,81864$163,5471$74,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$132,25017$167,0003$149,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$131,00012$225,2500$01$120,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$210,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$79,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Douglas County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40675.4 years
Mary28880.8 years
Robert26270.2 years
William24973.7 years
George18474.5 years
Margaret17279.6 years
Helen16682.0 years
James16371.5 years
Joseph16076.7 years
Edward15675.6 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson35377.5 years
Anderson24477.8 years
Nelson20078.5 years
Peterson16377.7 years
Olson15876.6 years
Larson10679.3 years
Smith10274.5 years
Carlson10079.1 years
Erickson8779.4 years
Hanson5575.5 years
Businesses in Douglas County, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western2McDonald's2
Burger King1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen3Super 81
Days Inn1Target1
FedEx4Toyota1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
Kmart1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"