54451 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Medford, WI (1.30%), Whittlesey, WI (0.32%)
Counties: Taylor County, WI (98.66%), Marathon County, WI (1.34%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 11,757
Zip code population in 2010: 11,755
Zip code population in 2000: 11,128

Houses and condos: 5,854
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,233
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 54451: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 347.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.8% ($2,369)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($3,202)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,442 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,253 (1.9%)

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Males: 5,903  (50.2%)
Females: 5,854  (49.8%)

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For population 15 years and over in 54451:

Zip code 54451 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 54451

  • Zip code 54451 races chart
    • 11,433White population
    • 33Black population
    • 25American Indian population
    • 37Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 79Two or more races population
    • 140Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,441
Rural population: 7,315

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $131,300
54451:

$131,300
Wisconsin:

$163,000



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in 54451 zip code as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 54451 to the number of sex offenders is 390 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 54451, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,576 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,576
State:

$57,939

Salary/wage: $41,025 (reported on 85.2% of returns)
Here:

$41,025
State:

$48,248
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.3% for AGIs below $25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 35.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,107 (reported on 46.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,107
Wisconsin:

$1,224
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,265 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,265
State:

$5,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,197 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$10,197
State:

+$11,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,318 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,318
State:

+$11,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,350 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
54451:

$12,350
Wisconsin:

$14,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $17,550 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
54451:

$17,550
Wisconsin:

$17,048

Total itemized deductions: $18,957 (20% of AGI, reported on 29.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,957
State:

$22,257

Here:

20.4% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.2% for AGIs below $25k, 8.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,582 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,582
State:

$3,370
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,583 (reported on 29.0% of returns)
54451:

$8,583
State:

$10,731
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,953 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,953
State:

$2,094
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 54451, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,342 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,342
State:

$47,735

Salary/wage: $35,400 (reported on 87.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,400
State:

$41,540
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 63.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,323 (reported on 62.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,323
Wisconsin:

$1,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,927 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,927
State:

$2,869
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,904 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,904
State:

+$9,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,451 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,451
State:

+$10,417
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,108 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
54451:

$3,108
Wisconsin:

$2,900
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $10,633 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$10,633
Wisconsin:

$11,934

Total itemized deductions: $15,482 (22% of AGI, reported on 30.5% of returns)
Here:

$15,482
State:

$18,160

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,107 (3% of AGI, reported on 23.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,107
State:

$2,711

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

3.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,848 (reported on 79.1% of returns)
54451:

$4,848
State:

$7,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,195 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,195
State:

$1,544

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 69.4%
Here:

69%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 60.1% for AGIs below $10k, 66.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$47,564
Wisconsin:

$51,467
Medford, WI (54451) map Nearest zip codes: 54490, 54480, 54425, 54422, 54405, 54498.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.2%
Wisconsin:

49.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

6.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 503
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,610


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 107 (73 now married, 34 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,413 (1,336 now married, 1,077 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 54451 with a mortgage: 2,240 (75 second mortgage, 300 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,640

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,210
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S452

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

12.8%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 54451: Kathryn Lake Campground (A), Foss Lake Forest Service Station (B), Sackett Lake Recreation Area (C), Taylor County Jail (D), Taylor County Courthouse (E), Molitor Townhall (F), Medford Public Library (G), Medford City Hall (H), Hammel Townhall (I), Goodrich Townhall (J), Taylor County Ambulance Service Medford (K), Medford Area Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 54451 include: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (A), Holway Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church (F), Evangelical Community Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Our Saviours Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Andrews Lutheran Cemetery (2), Whittlesey Catholic Cemetery (3), Whittlesey Lutheran Cemetery (4), Little Black Cemetery (5), New Evergreen Cemetery (6), New Holy Rosary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pechstein Lake (A), Perch Lake (B), Pickerel Lake (C), Polack Lake (D), Richter Lake (E), Sackett Lake (F), Salem Lake (G), Schoolhouse Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Mauer Creek (A), South Fork Yellow River (B), Washington Creek (C), Maurer Creek (D), Joseph Creek (E), Johns Creek (F), Leuthey Creek (G), Mink Creek (H), Paugel Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 54451: Taylor County Fair Grounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 112010 or later
  • 7022000 to 2009
  • 1,0551990 to 1999
  • 7051980 to 1989
  • 9541970 to 1979
  • 5551960 to 1969
  • 5041950 to 1959
  • 2831940 to 1949
  • 1,0851939 or earlier

Zip code 54451 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Medford, WI (54451)

  • 11no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 6582 bedrooms
  • 2,0943 bedrooms
  • 7604 bedrooms
  • 2555+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Medford, WI (54451)

  • 24no bedroom
  • 2381 bedroom
  • 6592 bedrooms
  • 2233 bedrooms
  • 594 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Medford, WI (54451) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 82no vehicle
  • 7431 vehicle
  • 1,7912 vehicles
  • 8303 vehicles
  • 3324 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Medford, WI (54451) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 265no vehicle
  • 6081 vehicle
  • 2632 vehicles
  • 803 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $561.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,300
54451:

$131,300
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,700 - $184,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $125,228
Here:

$125,228
State:

$201,380

In 2-unit structures: $224,303
Here:

$224,303
State:

$167,332

Mobile homes: $23,799
Here:

$23,799
State:

$46,729

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,611

Size of family households: 1,737 2-persons, 586 3-persons, 602 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,501 1-person, 265 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 5-persons

2,009 married couples with children.
582 single-parent households (272 men, 310 women).

95.3% of residents of 54451 zip code speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% very well, 19% well, 23% not well).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% very well, 7% well, 2% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% very well, 22% not well).

Foreign born population: 154 (1.3%)
(44.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 35%Mexico
  • 18%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 14%Germany
  • 8%Romania
  • 8%India
  • 7%Panama
  • 3%Hungary

Most common first ancestries reported in 54451 (%)

  • 54%German
  • 5%American
  • 4%Polish
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%Norwegian
  • 3%Other groups
  • 2%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 42010 or later
  • 662000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 80Before 1990

Zip code 54451 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 54451:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 54451

Zip code 54451 marital status for males
Zip code 54451 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 32%Utility gas
  • 28%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16%Wood
  • 14%Electricity
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 10,388. Population change in the 1990s: +740 (+7.1%).

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


65% of the 54451 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

91% of the 54451 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 168
Here:

13.6%
Wisconsin:

14.9%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.3%
Wisconsin:

9.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

21.1%
Wisconsin:

19.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 53,466Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 52,500Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 46,553Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 42,292Management occupations
  • 42,143Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 42,083Transportation occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 54451 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8579.9 years
William5980.2 years
Robert4974.0 years
George4981.5 years
Frank4479.7 years
Edward4281.2 years
Mary4180.8 years
Joseph3980.8 years
Walter3877.6 years
Anna3685.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 54451 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2474.0 years
Krueger2275.7 years
Werner2079.3 years
Miller2080.3 years
Dassow1971.5 years
Brost1974.9 years
Brandner1873.5 years
Ruesch1877.7 years
Meyer1679.9 years
Johnson1583.3 years
Businesses in zip code 54451
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
FedEx2RadioShack1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walmart1

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