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54856 Zip Code (Mason, WI) Detailed Profile




City: Mason, WI (0.30%)
Counties: Bayfield County, WI (99.46%), Ashland County, WI (0.54%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,635
Zip code population in 2010: 1,616
Zip code population in 2000: 1,464

Houses and condos: 1,099
Renter-occupied apartments: 55
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 54856: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 231.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 54856
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,698)
Wisconsin:

1.8% ($3,257)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,810 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,518 (1.2%)

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Males: 884  (54.1%)
Females: 751  (45.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 54856:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 54856:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Zip code 54856 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 54856 (2017)
    • 1,504102.7%White
    • 523.6%Two or more races
    • 271.8%American Indian
    • 161.1%Asian
    • 110.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50.3%Black
    • 10.07%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $142,143
54856:

$142,143
Wisconsin:

$178,900



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 54856 zip code as of December 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 54856 is 817 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 54856, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,570 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,570
State:

$57,939

Salary/wage: $38,031 (reported on 82.9% of returns)
Here:

$38,031
State:

$48,248
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.0% for AGIs below $25k, 74.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $511 (reported on 40.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$511
Wisconsin:

$1,224
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,536 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,536
State:

$5,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,064 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,064
State:

+$11,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,815 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,815
State:

+$11,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,986 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
54856:

$7,986
Wisconsin:

$14,087

Total itemized deductions: $19,813 (26% of AGI, reported on 22.9% of returns)
Here:

$19,813
State:

$22,257

Here:

25.6% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.2% for AGIs below $25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,209 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,209
State:

$3,370
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,075 (reported on 22.9% of returns)
54856:

$7,075
State:

$10,731
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,938 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,938
State:

$2,094
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 51.4%
Here:

51%
State:

54%
(% for various income ranges: 44.8% for AGIs below $25k, 52.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 42.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 54856, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,464 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,464
State:

$47,735

Salary/wage: $30,009 (reported on 80.1% of returns)
Here:

$30,009
State:

$41,540
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 104.0% for AGIs below $10k, 61.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $977 (reported on 49.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$977
Wisconsin:

$1,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $891 (reported on 26.9% of returns)
Here:

$891
State:

$2,869
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,399 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,399
State:

+$9,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,305 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,305
State:

+$10,417
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs below $10k, 9.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,850 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
54856:

$2,850
Wisconsin:

$2,900

Total itemized deductions: $14,421 (24% of AGI, reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

$14,421
State:

$18,160

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,111 (3% of AGI, reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,111
State:

$2,711

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,709 (reported on 73.7% of returns)
54856:

$3,709
State:

$7,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,400 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,400
State:

$1,544

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 53.4%
Here:

53%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 45.6% for AGIs below $10k, 57.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$52,612
Wisconsin:

$59,305
Mason, WI (54856) map Nearest zip codes: 54839, 54821, 54832, 54806, 54847, 54891.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.2%
Wisconsin:

46.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

7.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 75
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 586


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 9 (9 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 271 (154 now married, 115 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 54856 with a mortgage: 331 (5 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 276

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,147
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

10.2%
Whole state:

11.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 54856: Wanoka Lake Recreation Site (A), Mason Area Ambulance Service (B), Mason Rural Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 54856 include: Saint Florian Church (A), Bethany Church (B), Faith Church (C), Moland Church (D), Trinity Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Mason Cemetery (1), Moe Cemetery (2), Pike River Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Olson Lake (A), Patsy Lake (B), Perch Lake (C), Physa Lake (D), Planorbis Lake (E), Pre-emption Creek Pond (F), Rainbow Lake (G), Sawdust Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Morgan Creek (A), Hawkins Creek (B), South Fork White River (C), Spring Creek (D), Troutmere Creek (E), Kern Creek (F), Hanson Creek (G), West Fork White River (H), Marengo River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 92010 to 2013
  • 2122000 to 2009
  • 1971990 to 1999
  • 1171980 to 1989
  • 1301970 to 1979
  • 771960 to 1969
  • 711950 to 1959
  • 621940 to 1949
  • 2021939 or earlier

Zip code 54856 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mason, WI (54856)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mason, WI (54856)
  • 5no bedroom
  • 161 bedroom
  • 1552 bedrooms
  • 2633 bedrooms
  • 1184 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason, WI (54856)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason, WI (54856)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 212 bedrooms
  • 283 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason, WI (54856) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mason, WI (54856) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 6no vehicle
  • 1271 vehicle
  • 2542 vehicles
  • 1613 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason, WI (54856) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mason, WI (54856) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 61 vehicle
  • 332 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 54856 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 54856 household income distribution in 2017
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 38$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$15,000 to $19,999
  • 37$20,000 to $24,999
  • 51$25,000 to $29,999
  • 24$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 24$40,000 to $44,999
  • 32$45,000 to $49,999
  • 63$50,000 to $59,999
  • 75$60,000 to $74,999
  • 98$75,000 to $99,999
  • 55$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 54856

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 54856
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$40,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 12$70,000 to $79,999
  • 29$80,000 to $89,999
  • 27$90,000 to $99,999
  • 90$100,000 to $124,999
  • 48$125,000 to $149,999
  • 57$150,000 to $174,999
  • 37$175,000 to $199,999
  • 73$200,000 to $249,999
  • 35$250,000 to $299,999
  • 26$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 54856

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 54856
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 7$300 to $349
  • 13$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 2$650 to $699
  • 20No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $655.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $104,007.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $120,648

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,143
54856:

$142,143
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,864 - $221,513

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $90,477
Here:

$90,477
State:

$226,213

Mobile homes: $37,386
Here:

$37,386
State:

$52,168
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 54856

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 957
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 130

Unemployment: 5.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 54856

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 54856
  • 76.6%528Drove a car alone
  • 8.8%61Carpooled
  • 3.6%25Walked
  • 2.6%18Other means
  • 8.4%58Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 54856

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 54856
  • 38Less than 5 minutes
  • 355 to 9 minutes
  • 4910 to 14 minutes
  • 5415 to 19 minutes
  • 12420 to 24 minutes
  • 8225 to 29 minutes
  • 13530 to 34 minutes
  • 1735 to 39 minutes
  • 2440 to 44 minutes
  • 3445 to 59 minutes
  • 2760 to 89 minutes
  • 890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 43.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,636
  • In family households: 1,399 (239 male householders, 216 female householders)
    399 spouses, 462 children (407 natural, 18 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 1 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 236 (139 male householders (117 living alone)), 66 female householders (55 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 253 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 172 1-person, 30 2-persons, 3 3-persons

297 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (35 men, 41 women).

97.7% of residents of 54856 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% very well, 11% well, 33% not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% very well, 10% well, 10% not well).

Foreign born population: 20 (1.3%)
(41.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 30%France
  • 5%India
Most common first ancestries reported in 54856
  • 24%German
  • 8%Croatian
  • 8%Norwegian
  • 6%Polish
  • 5%Swedish
  • 4%Eastern European
  • 4%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 10Before 1990

Zip code 54856 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ANDERSON REPAIR AND SALES (ROUTE 2 BOX 1721 in MASON, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - RCRAINFO-WIR000104885, CESQG
    Organizations: ANDERSON REPAIR& SALES, ANDERSON REPAIR & SALES (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BAYFIELD CNTY GARAGE (HWY 63& CTH E in MASON, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - RCRAINFO-WIR000012328, CESQG

Zip code 54856 marital status for males
Zip code 54856 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 14.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 56.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.2%Wood
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,519.

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

  • This state: 1,186
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 308
  • South: 30
  • West: 54

77% of the 54856 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

96% of the 54856 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Mason, WI (54856)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

10.3%
Wisconsin:

14.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

8.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

9.9%
Wisconsin:

18.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 54,215Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 53,702Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 48,704Production occupations
  • 47,752Business and financial operations occupations
  • 46,716Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,530Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

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

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Engineering Services (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 2)

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
Most common first names in zip code 54856 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2276.0 years
Mary1980.7 years
Anna987.4 years
George774.3 years
William778.0 years
Robert771.6 years
Paul676.1 years
Agnes678.5 years
Frank672.0 years
Joseph669.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 54856 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1978.0 years
Nelson1075.3 years
Westlund978.6 years
Hanson878.1 years
Johnson881.3 years
Miller781.0 years
Susienka678.3 years
Lind676.6 years
Brilla576.8 years
Klein577.4 years
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