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Vilas County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 21,461 (all rural); it was 21,033 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,188
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,534
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,431
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,936 (it was 1,635 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 874 sq. mi.

Water area: 144.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vilas County: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Vilas County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  53.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 10,756  (50.1%)
Females: 10,705  (49.9%)

Vilas County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Vilas County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,309 ($33,759 in 1999)

This county:

$43,309
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $691)
This county:

$525
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $208,462 (it was $118,200 in 2000)
Vilas:

$208,462
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,194 - $356,518

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $317,734
Here:

$317,734
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $248,091
Here:

$248,091
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $276,072
Here:

$276,072
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,444
Here:

$183,444
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $419,743
Here:

$419,743
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $57,669
Here:

$57,669
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,171
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 164

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 219
  • Auto thefts: 25
Vilas County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 212 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2008: 131 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2009: 117 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2010: 131 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2011: 121 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2012: 117 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2013: 139 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2014: 141 buildings, average cost: $232,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,829 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,200 (1.0%)

Vilas County household income distribution in 2009 Vilas County home values distribution Vilas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.5%
Vilas County:

13.5%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.8% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 53.3 years old
(Males: 53.0 years old, Females: 53.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56.5 years old, Black residents: 18.6 years old, American Indian residents: 31.1 years old, Asian residents: 29.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.4 years old, Other race residents: 42.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vilas County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $715 a month.

Cities in this county include: Arbor Vitae, Lincoln, St. Germain, Lac du Flambeau, Eagle River, Phelps, Conover, Boulder Junction, Cloverland, Land O'Lakes.

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

2012 air pollution in Vilas County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Beaverhead County, Montana , Emmons County, North Dakota , Corson County, South Dakota , McIntosh County, North Dakota , Richland County, North Dakota , Ravalli County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 547
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 399 (58.3% naturalized citizens)

Vilas County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 135
  • 2000 to 2009: 19
  • 1990 to 1999: 57
  • 1980 to 1989: 65
  • 1970 to 1979: 32
  • Before 1970: 298
Note: State values scaled to Vilas County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.3%

Vilas County marital status for males Vilas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,492
  • One, attached: 219
  • Two: 675
  • 3 or 4: 191
  • 5 to 9: 309
  • 10 to 19: 267
  • 20 to 49: 151
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 1,169
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Vilas County with a mortgage: 4,066 (57 second mortgage, 554 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,021

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vilas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9238
Evangelical Protestant2,60917
Mainline Protestant2,11111
Other531
None13,734-
Vilas 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: 10
Vilas County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Vilas County:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

38.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vilas County:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Vilas County:

26.3%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Vilas County:

Average size of farms: 137 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,009
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1984.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,445
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,615
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years

Earthquake activity:

Vilas County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 314.5 miles away from Vilas 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 317.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 326.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 517.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 297.7 miles away from Vilas County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 553.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 10, 1984, Emergency Declared EM-3091: July 10, 1984, FEMA Id: 3091, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Vilas County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (14%)
  • Colombia (14%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Poland (4%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Vilas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,950 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 739 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 62 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 359 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 631 (7.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in other group homes

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

  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,507.

6.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.08% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($31,422 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($16,951 average AGI)
Vilas County:

1.95%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.04% ($27,250 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.38% ($106,343)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($40,143)
from Marathon County, WI  0.28% ($65,000)
from Cook County, IL  0.20% ($63,611)
from Brown County, WI  0.18% ($38,588)
from Dane County, WI  0.16% ($49,000)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.67% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($31,016 average AGI)
1.90% relocated to other states ($13,029 average AGI)
Vilas County:

1.90%
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 Oneida County, WI  1.33% ($36,967 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.27% ($202,320)
to Marathon County, WI  0.17% ($20,375)
to Cook County, IL  0.14% ($37,231)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.13% ($30,917)
to Gogebic County, MI  0.12% ($15,818)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.12% ($26,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Vilas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Vilas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Vilas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vilas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vilas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,419 (5,784 aged, 635 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 554 (14%)

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 Vilas County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (413)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (335)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (260)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (149)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (142)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (116)
  • Congestive heart failure (112)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (96)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,149
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 36
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,843

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 837
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,102
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 36

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,461
  • In family households: 16,576 (3,556 male householders, 3,017 female householders)
    5,334 spouses, 3,791 children (3,482 natural, 65 adopted, 246 stepchildren), 259 grandchildren, 69 brothers or sisters, 39 parents, 94 other relatives, 382 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,721 (2,191 male householders (1,752 living alone)), 1,965 female householders (1,733 living alone)), 556 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 191

Size of family households: 4,455 2-persons, 1,005 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 334 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,481 1-person, 586 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 53 4-persons.

1,859 married couples with children.
1,295 single-parent households (372 men, 923 women).

98.0% of residents of Vilas speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $143,292,000 ($6,446 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,845,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $77,920,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,432,000
Federal grants: $30,627,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,071,000 ($28,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,226,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $218,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,690,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,415,000

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

Births: 956
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,317
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,663
Here:

+74 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Vilas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 363
  • 2010 to 2013: 337
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,986
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,027
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,461
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,642
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,353
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,162
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,646
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,697
Note: State values scaled to Vilas population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vilas County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vilas County population
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 111
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 1,350
  • 5 rooms: 1,715
  • 6 rooms: 1,542
  • 7 rooms: 1,032
  • 8 rooms: 765
  • 9+ rooms: 1,072
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 461
  • 4 rooms: 806
  • 5 rooms: 748
  • 6 rooms: 225
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vilas County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vilas County population
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 293
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,448
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,514
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,319
  • 5+ bedrooms: 395
  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 416
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,216
  • 3 bedrooms: 838
  • 4 bedrooms: 129
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Vilas County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vilas County population
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 2,441
  • 2 vehicles: 3,671
  • 3 vehicles: 1,271
  • 4 vehicles: 333
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 272
  • 1 vehicle: 1,379
  • 2 vehicles: 626
  • 3 vehicles: 263
  • 4 vehicles: 50
  • 5+ vehicles: 90

88% of Vilas 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, 57% lived in Wisconsin.

Vilas County:

88.1%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 13,834
  • Other state: 7,094
  • Northeast: 367
  • Midwest: 5,694
  • South: 483
  • West: 537

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vilas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.0%)
  • Wood (11.0%)
  • Electricity (6.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (45.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.4%)
  • Electricity (22.7%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

7.4%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

12.6%
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)

Vilas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,508,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,893,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,385,000
    Regular Highways: $2,123,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,373,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,144,000
    Financial Administration: $1,093,000
    General - Other: $1,082,000
    Health - Other: $912,000
    Central Staff Services: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $554,000
    Parks and Recreation: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $115,000
    Libraries: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $583,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $229,000
    Central Staff Services: $154,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,426,000

Vilas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,032,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $378,000
    All Other: $162,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $530,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $137,000
    Sale of Property: $54,000
    Rents: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,836,000
    Highways: $1,828,000
    All Other: $1,828,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,069,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
    Education: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,069,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,010,000
    Other License: $415,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $193,000

Vilas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,290,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,575,000

Vilas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,903,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,390,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 235
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 216
  • Number of recipients under 18: 40
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 161
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 34
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 105
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 103
Vilas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Vilas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Vilas County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17473.5 years
William12974.8 years
Robert11470.7 years
Mary9679.2 years
Joseph8977.8 years
Helen8482.1 years
Edward8475.3 years
George8375.8 years
Charles8274.5 years
Frank8076.9 years
Most common last names in Vilas County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5681.3 years
Smith4076.1 years
Anderson3477.7 years
Olson2881.9 years
Schmidt2779.9 years
Peterson2475.3 years
Miller2277.1 years
Chapman1870.2 years
Brown1775.8 years
Krueger1775.5 years
Businesses in Vilas County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets10
Best Western1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul4
Goodwill1UPS3
H&R Block1Vans1
Jones New York2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA4
Lane Furniture1

Vilas County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"