Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 982 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 583  (59.5%)
Females: 399  (40.5%)
Median resident age:

46.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54810.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,574 (it was $34,276 in 2000)
Balsam Lake:

$42,574
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,675 (it was $19,576 in 2000)

Balsam Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,771 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Balsam Lake:

$145,771
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $216,190; detached houses: $228,248; townhouses or other attached units: $207,746; in 2-unit structures: $267,714; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,105; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,734; mobile homes: $72,661; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $84,615

Median gross rent in 2019: $832.

March 2019 cost of living index in Balsam Lake: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.9%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Balsam Lake, WI (2019)
    • 76194.7%White alone
    • 222.7%Black alone
    • 101.2%Two or more races
    • 60.7%Hispanic

Races in Balsam Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin as of January 27, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Balsam Lake is 81 to 1.


Crime rates in Balsam Lake by year

Type

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(206.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.2)
5
(512.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(206.8)
5
(509.7)
4
(404.9)
5
(512.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(413.7)
2
(203.9)
5
(506.1)
4
(410.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(1,344)
15
(1,529)
24
(2,429)
10
(1,026)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(206.8)
3
(305.8)
2
(202.4)
1
(102.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Balsam Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (25.6%), Norwegian (14.2%), Scandinavian (9.3%), Swedish (7.6%), American (6.6%), Canadian (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 1155 feet

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 485 people per square mile   (low).

Balsam Lake, Wisconsin map

10 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,839 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,356 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (46.0 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (47.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Centuria, WI (2.2 miles ),
Milltown, WI (2.3 miles ),
Apple River, WI (2.4 miles ),
Georgetown, WI (2.5 miles ),
Luck, WI (2.8 miles ),
Garfield, WI (3.0 miles ),
St. Croix Falls, WI (3.1 miles ),
Eureka, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 45.46 N, Longitude: 92.45 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Balsam Lake, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Balsam Lake, WI in 2019
Balsam Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $453,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Balsam Lake, WI residents
Average permit cost in Balsam Lake, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+16.7%).
Most common industries in Balsam Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Balsam Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Balsam Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Balsam Lake village center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the village center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balsam Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 351.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from Balsam Lake center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from Balsam Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Balsam Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Balsam Lake:

  • POLK CTY HOME CARE PROG (100 POLK CTY PLAZA STE 180)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Balsam Lake:

  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-ST CROIX VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX FALLS DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX REG MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • AMERY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; AMERY, WI)
  • GOLDEN AGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AMERY, WI)

Airports located in Balsam Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balsam Lake:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 33 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 39 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 43 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Bethel University (about 45 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 46 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 46 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 47 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)

Public high school in Balsam Lake:

  • UNITY HIGH (Students: 309, Location: 1908 150TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Balsam Lake:

See full list of schools located in Balsam Lake

Library in Balsam Lake:

  • BALSAM LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $84,988; Location: 404 MAIN ST.; 11,055 books; 4,723 e-books; 4,480 audio materials; 1,098 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Balsam Lake: Polk County Courthouse (A), Balsam Lake Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Balsam Lake 24.31 (B), Balsam Lake 24 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Blacksmith Shop Motel (1879 West Bone Lake Drive).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Balsam Lake and their reported violations in the past:

BALSAM LAKE WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,031, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif issued (OCT-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Balsam Lake that have no violations reported:

  • SOMERS LAKE REC AREA (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK COUNTY PARK COUNTY TRAIL DERONDA (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK COUNTY PARKS COUNTY TRAIL NYE STORE (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK CO ATLAS PARK (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOTUS LAKE PARK (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Balsam Lake in 2010:

  • 71 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Balsam Lake:

Marital status in Balsam Lake, WI
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

For population 25 years and over in Balsam Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Balsam Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Balsam Lake, WI (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,59637
Evangelical Protestant6,48039
Catholic3,7165
Orthodox1301
Other153
None23,268-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Balsam Lake:

43.6%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Balsam Lake:

28.8
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Balsam Lake:

17.6%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Balsam Lake:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Balsam Lake:

28.2%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Balsam Lake:

73.3%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Balsam Lake, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,694$56,3281$620
Water Supply 1$4,429$53,1480$0
Sewerage 1$4,070$48,8400$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,207$50,4841$1,665
Streets and Highways 1$3,618$43,4160$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$4,739
Totals for Government 5$21,018$50,4436$7,024

Balsam Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($3.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.02)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $215,000 ($218.94)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($186.35)
    Police Protection: $144,000 ($146.64)
    Regular Highways: $138,000 ($140.53)
    Libraries: $107,000 ($108.96)
    Central Staff Services: $88,000 ($89.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($77.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($65.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($54.99)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($43.79)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($42.77)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($21.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($18.33)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($10.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($7.13)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($3.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($1.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($51.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($10.18)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($6.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($1.02)

Balsam Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $197,000 ($200.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($67.21)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($4.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $121,000 ($123.22)
    Sewerage: $61,000 ($62.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $31,000 ($31.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($13.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($9.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($3.05)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $222,000 ($226.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $59,000 ($60.08)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($26.48)
    Education: $16,000 ($16.29)
    Other: $13,000 ($13.24)
  • Tax - Property: $683,000 ($695.52)
    Other: $39,000 ($39.71)
    Other License: $16,000 ($16.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($5.09)

Balsam Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,829,000 ($1862.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,829,000 ($1862.53)

6.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Croix County, WI  1.26% ($45,524 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($33,860)
from Washington County, MN  0.44% ($60,432)


5.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Croix County, WI  0.97% ($45,858 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.46% ($34,012)
to Burnett County, WI  0.39% ($35,157)

Businesses in Balsam Lake, WI

  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Balsam Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balsam Lake:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Balsam Lake:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Balsam Lake fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2008 03:57 PM, Sr-46, Lat: 45.456370, Lon: -92.468670, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 1982 00:40 AM, I, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 4, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 16, 1980 10:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 16, 1979 01:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 10, 1979 00:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Balsam Lake)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • .75 Mi N Of Jct Crs I & G (Lat: 45.509667 Lon: -92.368250), Call Sign: KNIQ786, Licensee ID: L00113476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/31/2024, Registrant: Town Of Georgetown
  • 1005 W. Main Street (Lat: 45.451944 Lon: -92.472778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WPYF300,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.015 MHz, 156.015 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 07/30/2023, Certifier: Steven B Moe, Registrant: Polk County Sheriff\'s Department, 1005 West Main Ste 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, Phone: (715) 485-8346, Fax: (715) 485-8310, Email:
  • 1908 150th Street Hwy 46 N (Lat: 45.485111 Lon: -92.465694), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.8 m, Overall height: 11.3 m, Call Sign: WQMD200,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/2010, Expiration Date: 07/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2020, Certifier: Paula Hermansen, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344
  • 1514 190th Ave (Lat: 45.482778 Lon: -92.471111), Call Sign: WQSA979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.782 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Nick Walton, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • JUSTICE CNTR, 1005 W Main St (Lat: 45.450389 Lon: -92.472833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQFJ971,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2016, Expiration Date: 08/02/2026, Certifier: Steven B Moe, Registrant: Polk County Sheriffs Department, 1005 West Main St. Ste 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, Phone: (715) 485-8300, Fax: (715) 485-8310, Email:
  • LUCK, Lat: 45.459444 Lon: -92.464444, Call Sign: WQGP339,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2007, Expiration Date: 03/14/2017, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2017, Certifier: Kathy Hanson, Registrant: Amco Water Metering Systems Inc, 1100 Sw 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474, Phone: (352) 369-6500, Fax: (352) 369-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Balsam Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 116FP, N116FP, N-116FP, Serial Number: 17271241, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 09/13/2012
    Registrant (Individual): David J Randall, 1740 108th St, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of reported fires - 18 took place in 2013, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Balsam Lake, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.0%), and Structure Fires (39.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Balsam Lake, WI
    • 4240.0%Outside Fires
    • 4139.0%Structure Fires
    • 1615.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Balsam Lake, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Balsam Lake, WI
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Balsam Lake, WI
  • 62.6%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 11.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Balsam Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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