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Wood County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 73,107 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 75,555 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,428
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,701
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,380
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,469 (it was 7,755 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 793 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wood County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Wood County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 35,526  (48.6%)
Females: 37,581  (51.4%)
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Wood County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wood County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,887 ($41,595 in 1999)

This county:

$51,887
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $636)
This county:

$508
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,400 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Wood:

$134,400
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,900 - $188,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,099
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $431

Institutionalized population: 604

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 164
  • Auto thefts: 20

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 99
  • Thefts: 189
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 155 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2008: 125 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2009: 107 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2012: 97 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2014: 78 buildings, average cost: $198,000

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: $2,585 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,344 (2.0%)

Wood County household income distribution in 2009 Wood County home values distribution Wood County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.7%
Wood County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.1 years old
(Males: 43.0 years old, Females: 45.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.4 years old, Black residents: 28.8 years old, American Indian residents: 41.4 years old, Asian residents: 30.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 27.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wood County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $518 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Grand Rapids, Saratoga, Lake Wazeecha, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Seneca, Sigel, Biron.

Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Pleasant Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wood County include: Little Plum Church (A), Pepin Hill Church (B), Holy Rosary Church (C), Chippewa Valley Church (D), Stockholm Church (E), Saint Josephs Church (F), Sabylund Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little Plum Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Holy Rosary Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), East Pepin Cemetery (5), Round Hill Cemetery (6), Waubeek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Schlosser Lake (A), Silver Birch Lake (B), Lake Pepin (C), Thompson Lake (D), Dead Lake (E), Wilcox Lake (F), 0.07 Reservoir (G), 3 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plum Creek (A), Arkansaw Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Bogus Creek (D), Swinger Slough (E), Thompson Slough (F), Porcupine Creek (G), Eau Galle River (H), Ninemile Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wood County include: Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area (1), Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area (2), Nine Mile Island State Natural Area (3), Silver Birch Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Custer County, Idaho , Crawford County, Michigan , Jackson County , Nicollet County, Minnesota , St. Croix County , Sibley County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,792
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,053 (59.9% naturalized citizens)

Wood County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 275
  • 2000 to 2009: 579
  • 1990 to 1999: 429
  • 1980 to 1989: 444
  • 1970 to 1979: 104
  • Before 1970: 317
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Wood County marital status for males Wood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,080
  • One, attached: 1,424
  • Two: 1,947
  • 3 or 4: 780
  • 5 to 9: 1,070
  • 10 to 19: 1,268
  • 20 to 49: 868
  • 50 or more: 876
  • Mobile homes: 1,419

Housing units in Wood County with a mortgage: 13,226 (507 second mortgage, 1,023 home equity loan, 141 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,276

Here:

56.5% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wood County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,05018
Evangelical Protestant16,32751
Mainline Protestant7,78525
Other9736
None22,614-
Wood 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
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wood County:

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Wood County:

Average size of farms: 206 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,528
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,171
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,246
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 44.11%
Corn for grain: 26603 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 421 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10951 harvested acres
Vegetables: 438 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Tornado activity:

Wood County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6680539.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $120,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from Wood County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 428.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 403.9 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 190.6 miles away from Wood County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 427.5 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1944: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1944, 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1429: July 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin FLOODING, Incident Period: May 01, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-260: May 01, 1969, FEMA Id: 260, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (13%)
  • Laos (10%)
  • Pakistan (8%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Other Western Africa (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

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

  • German (45%)
  • American (10%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (2%)

Wood County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,198 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,458 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 844 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 325 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 1,186 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,443 (3.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 608 people in nursing homes
  • 245 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 84 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 478 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 193 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 99 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,602.

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.07% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($22,010 average AGI)
1.11% relocated from other states ($12,091 average AGI)
Wood County:

1.11%
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 Portage County, WI  0.60% ($29,123 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.56% ($31,557)
from Clark County, WI  0.29% ($28,099)
from Adams County, WI  0.16% ($29,667)
from Dane County, WI  0.13% ($34,976)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.11% ($28,611)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.07% ($27,955)


4.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.49% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($26,015 average AGI)
1.22% relocated to other states ($11,232 average AGI)
Wood County:

1.22%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.60% ($37,335 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.52% ($36,297)
to Clark County, WI  0.27% ($34,212)
to Dane County, WI  0.22% ($33,225)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.13% ($33,381)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.13% ($40,650)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.12% ($29,026)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Wood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Wood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wood County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wood County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,974 (12,316 aged, 1,658 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 583 (3%)

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 Wood County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,034)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (656)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (600)
  • Unspecified dementia (592)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (550)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (380)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (364)
  • Congestive heart failure (355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (247)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (179)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,822
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 668
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,813

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,106
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.5
  • Other - 55.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 73,107
  • In family households: 57,456 (10,693 male householders, 9,577 female householders)
    16,614 spouses, 17,181 children (16,043 natural, 258 adopted, 880 stepchildren), 1,363 grandchildren, 159 brothers or sisters, 184 parents, 330 other relatives, 1,355 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,671 (6,379 male householders (4,804 living alone)), 6,100 female householders (5,715 living alone)), 2,192 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 980

Size of family households: 10,907 2-persons, 3,365 3-persons, 3,469 4-persons, 1,591 5-persons, 459 6-persons, 479 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,519 1-person, 1,655 2-persons, 206 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 22 5-persons.

10,403 married couples with children.
3,399 single-parent households (1,209 men, 2,190 women).

95.3% of residents of Wood speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $396,145,000 ($5,268 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,285,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $206,539,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,822,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,477,000
Federal grants: $80,521,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,507,000 ($684,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,280,000 ($940,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,533,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,127,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,208,000

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

Births: 4,441
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,531
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +351
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,484
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.46 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 45
  • 2010 to 2013: 507
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,477
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,751
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,566
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,696
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,656
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,431
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,461
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,142
Note: State values scaled to Wood population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 529
  • 4 rooms: 1,650
  • 5 rooms: 4,289
  • 6 rooms: 4,849
  • 7 rooms: 4,039
  • 8 rooms: 3,743
  • 9+ rooms: 4,219
  • 1 room: 224
  • 2 rooms: 519
  • 3 rooms: 2,060
  • 4 rooms: 3,151
  • 5 rooms: 1,643
  • 6 rooms: 817
  • 7 rooms: 533
  • 8 rooms: 121
  • 9+ rooms: 179
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 459
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,824
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,618
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,490
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,102
  • no bedroom: 224
  • 1 bedroom: 2,545
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,795
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,164
  • 4 bedrooms: 495
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • no vehicle: 533
  • 1 vehicle: 5,478
  • 2 vehicles: 10,486
  • 3 vehicles: 4,517
  • 4 vehicles: 1,574
  • 5+ vehicles: 914
  • no vehicle: 1,288
  • 1 vehicle: 5,522
  • 2 vehicles: 1,507
  • 3 vehicles: 832
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

89% of Wood County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Wisconsin.

Wood County:

88.7%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 59,250
  • Other state: 11,407
  • Northeast: 526
  • Midwest: 8,064
  • South: 1,378
  • West: 1,439

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wood County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.3%)
  • Wood (9.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (50.2%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 624
Here:

8.8%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 207
Here:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 365
Here:

16.2%
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)

Wood County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,434,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $25,680,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,230,000
    Regular Highways: $8,509,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,550,000
    Police Protection: $5,965,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,948,000
    General - Other: $2,789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,078,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,744,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,435,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,317,000
    Financial Administration: $959,000
    General Public Buildings: $842,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $650,000
    Libraries: $632,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $264,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $349,000
    Police Protection: $246,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    General - Other: $54,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,337,000

Wood County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,806,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $272,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $588,000
    All Other: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,911,000
    All Other: $370,000
    Public Welfare: $42,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $512,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $315,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
    Sale of Property: $139,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $119,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,622,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,859,000
    Highways: $4,925,000
    All Other: $2,600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $446,000
    Education: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,354,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,658,000
    Other License: $178,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $139,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $103,000
    NEC: $7,000

Wood County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,750,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,245,000

Wood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,649,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,128
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,031
  • Number of recipients under 18: 156
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 769
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 203
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 468
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 466
Wood County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wood County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58077.4 years
William44177.6 years
Mary42782.4 years
Robert41571.7 years
George33578.2 years
Joseph31178.6 years
Edward28977.5 years
Margaret28781.8 years
Frank28680.6 years
James28471.1 years
Most common last names in Wood County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21477.4 years
Smith15776.8 years
Anderson14878.3 years
Miller11078.7 years
Olson10576.8 years
Nelson9978.9 years
Peterson9577.7 years
Schmidt9179.9 years
Schultz6976.1 years
Meyer6278.8 years
Businesses in Wood County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
Ford2Staples1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill5U-Haul5
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Home Depot1UPS5
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Wood County on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"