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54540 Zip Code (WI) Detailed Profile




Counties: Vilas County, WI (99.44%), Gogebic County, MI (0.56%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 925
Zip code population in 2010: 947
Zip code population in 2000: 985

Houses and condos: 1,807
Renter-occupied apartments: 87
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 54540: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 82.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 17.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 54540
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,891)
Wisconsin:

1.7% ($3,320)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,637 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,067 (0.8%)

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Males: 500  (54.0%)
Females: 425  (46.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 54540:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 54540:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Zip code 54540 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 54540 (2019)
    • 90996.0%White
    • 131.4%Two or more races
    • 131.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 101.1%American Indian
    • 20.2%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $203,900
54540:

$203,900
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

60.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.9 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 54540, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,690 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,690
State:

$57,939

Salary/wage: $29,790 (reported on 66.1% of returns)
Here:

$29,790
State:

$48,248
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 59.2% for AGIs below $25k, 54.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 44.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 40.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,674 (reported on 52.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,674
Wisconsin:

$1,224
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,644 (reported on 30.5% of returns)
Here:

$6,644
State:

$5,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,025 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$9,025
State:

+$11,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,815 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,815
State:

+$11,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 11.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,508 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
54540:

$11,508
Wisconsin:

$14,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 13.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,225 (29% of AGI, reported on 33.9% of returns)
Here:

$21,225
State:

$22,257

Here:

28.7% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 24.1% for AGIs below $25k, 15.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,967 (reported on 25.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,967
State:

$3,370
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,450 (reported on 33.9% of returns)
54540:

$7,450
State:

$10,731
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,500 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,500
State:

$2,094
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 61.0%
Here:

61%
State:

54%
(% for various income ranges: 55.6% for AGIs below $25k, 61.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 54540, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,393 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,393
State:

$47,735

Salary/wage: $25,476 (reported on 69.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,476
State:

$41,540
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 110.4% for AGIs below $10k, 60.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,805 (reported on 63.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,805
Wisconsin:

$1,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,926 (reported on 34.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,926
State:

$2,869
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,404 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,404
State:

+$9,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, -1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 22.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,476 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

+$10,476
State:

+$10,417
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.7% for AGIs below $10k, 8.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,333 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
54540:

$3,333
Wisconsin:

$2,900

Total itemized deductions: $18,199 (32% of AGI, reported on 37.8% of returns)
Here:

$18,199
State:

$18,160

Here:

31.7% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.1% for AGIs below $10k, 24.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 19.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,815 (3% of AGI, reported on 30.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,815
State:

$2,711

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,788 (reported on 74.0% of returns)
54540:

$4,788
State:

$7,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,294 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,294
State:

$1,544

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.7%
Here:

65%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 54.5% for AGIs below $10k, 58.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$45,825
Wisconsin:

$64,168
54540 map Nearest zip codes: 54561, 54519, 49969, 54560, 54521, 54558.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.2%
Wisconsin:

44.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

47.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 41
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 449


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 15 (0 now married, 15 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 82 (47 now married, 34 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 54540 with a mortgage: 225 (2 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 178

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,331
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $488

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.7%
Whole state:

10.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 54540: Ski Hill Winter Sports Area (A), Lac Vieux Desert Campground (B), Canty Park Recreation Site (C), Land O'Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 54540: Land O' Lakes Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Land O' Lakes Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Dorothy Lake (A), Osceola Lake (B), Palmer Lake (C), Perch Lake (D), Perry Lake (E), Pinkeye Lake (F), Sanborn Lake (G), Sime Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Pickerel Creek (A), Siphon Creek (B), Ontonagon River (C), Mill Creek (D), Helen Creek (E), Garland Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Plum Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 54540 include: Goodyear Springs - East State Natural Area (1), Johnson Lake Barrens State Natural Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Northern Waters Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6490 Chippewa Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 362014 or later
  • 182010 to 2013
  • 2532000 to 2009
  • 2861990 to 1999
  • 1841980 to 1989
  • 2761970 to 1979
  • 1871960 to 1969
  • 1701950 to 1959
  • 1431940 to 1949
  • 2321939 or earlier

Zip code 54540 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 54540
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 54540
  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 1262 bedrooms
  • 1713 bedrooms
  • 784 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 54540
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 54540
  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 472 bedrooms
  • 273 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 54540 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 54540 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 9no vehicle
  • 1011 vehicle
  • 1552 vehicles
  • 963 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 54540 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 54540 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 242 vehicles
  • 113 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 54540 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 54540 household income distribution in 2019
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 22$15,000 to $19,999
  • 49$20,000 to $24,999
  • 30$25,000 to $29,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 46$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $44,999
  • 21$45,000 to $49,999
  • 37$50,000 to $59,999
  • 66$60,000 to $74,999
  • 49$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12$150,000 to $199,999
  • 15$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 54540

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 54540
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7$70,000 to $79,999
  • 16$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14$90,000 to $99,999
  • 40$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $174,999
  • 7$175,000 to $199,999
  • 55$200,000 to $249,999
  • 27$250,000 to $299,999
  • 48$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$400,000 to $499,999
  • 44$500,000 to $749,999
  • 16$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 54540

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 54540
  • 9$300 to $349
  • 4$450 to $499
  • 12$500 to $549
  • 23$550 to $599
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 5$650 to $699
  • 2$1,250 to $1,499
  • 21No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $731.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $260,258.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $197,455
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $99,725

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,900
54540:

$203,900
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,696 - $359,967

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $293,608
Here:

$293,608
State:

$243,674

Mobile homes: $151,873
Here:

$151,873
State:

$56,469
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 54540

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,638
  • Two: 16
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • Mobile homes: 105

Unemployment: 6.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 54540

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 54540
  • 76.7%291Drove a car alone
  • 2.6%10Carpooled
  • 8.2%31Walked
  • 12.7%48Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 54540

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 54540
  • 54Less than 5 minutes
  • 585 to 9 minutes
  • 3410 to 14 minutes
  • 4515 to 19 minutes
  • 920 to 24 minutes
  • 925 to 29 minutes
  • 1330 to 34 minutes
  • 2135 to 39 minutes
  • 2940 to 44 minutes
  • 3345 to 59 minutes
  • 960 to 89 minutes
  • 1490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 925
  • Male householders: 323 (95 living alone), Female householders: 167 (51 living alone)
  • 273 spouses (273 opposite-sex spouses), 39 unmarried partners, (39 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 78 children (67 natural, 10 adopted, 1 stepchildren), 41 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 6 other relatives, 2 non-relatives

Size of family households: 200 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 12 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 145 1-person, 29 2-persons

48 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (7 women).

95.1% of residents of 54540 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% very well, 9% well, 55% not at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% very well, 10% well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 40 (4.3%)
(58.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 56%Romania
  • 28%Honduras
  • 10%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 54540
  • 33%German
  • 13%Polish
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%Russian
  • 4%Finnish
  • 3%English
  • 3%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 62010 or later
  • 212000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990

Zip code 54540 topographic map


Zip code 54540 marital status for males
Zip code 54540 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 43.3%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 7.7%Wood

Population in 1990: 742. Population change in the 1990s: +243 (+32.7%).

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

  • This state: 486
  • Northeast: 69
  • Midwest: 276
  • South: 34
  • West: 15

71% of the 54540 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

95% of the 54540 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 54540

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Wisconsin:

14.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Wisconsin:

9.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

17.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 111,701Business and financial operations occupations
  • 49,916Construction and extraction occupations
  • 49,120Production occupations
  • 48,329Community and social service occupations
  • 41,360Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 31,263Management occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19 employees: 5 establishments, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (50-99: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: All Other Traveler Accommodation (20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 54540 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1574.7 years
William1476.9 years
John975.6 years
George879.1 years
Charles875.2 years
Harold780.6 years
Edward775.6 years
James772.4 years
Frank774.9 years
Dorothy784.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 54540 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sparks1072.9 years
Peterson777.7 years
Johnson584.6 years
Turnquist575.0 years
Barker463.0 years
Burns378.3 years
Brown375.3 years
Adams372.0 years
Knuth394.0 years
Caudill374.7 years

Businesses in zip code 54540

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • U-Haul: 1

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