Forest, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,080.
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
Males: 544  (50.4%)
Females: 536  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53057.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,070 (it was $49,583 in 2000)
Forest:

$71,070
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,553 (it was $19,848 in 2000)

Forest town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $220,701 (it was $129,200 in 2000)
Forest:

$220,701
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $209,997; detached houses: $219,510; townhouses or other attached units: $179,785; in 2-unit structures: $155,465; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,640; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,564; mobile homes: $40,019
March 2019 cost of living index in Forest: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Forest, WI (2010)
    • 1,05898.0%White alone
    • 100.9%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.09%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (74.5%), Irish (12.5%), United States (6.6%), Polish (4.7%), French (2.9%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Forest, Wisconsin map

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Forest town:

1.2% ($1,541)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (24.0 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (51.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (136.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Calvary, WI (2.0 miles ),
St. Cloud, WI (2.2 miles ),
Greenbush, WI (2.5 miles ),
Empire, WI (2.6 miles ),
St. Peter, WI (2.7 miles ),
Taycheedah, WI (2.8 miles ),
Eden, WI (2.9 miles ),
Mitchell, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 88.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Distribution of median household income in Forest, WI in 2019
Forest satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $267,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $283,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $365,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $320,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest, WI residents
Average permit cost in Forest, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Forest, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.1%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Machinery (10.2%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.4%)
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Machinery (14.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.1%)
  • Food (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Forest, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Forest, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Forest town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/4/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 368.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from Forest center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from Forest 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 342.7 miles away from Forest center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 368.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fond du Lac County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest:

  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • GRANCARE NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • FOND DU LAC CNTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • ALL ABOUT LIFE REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)
  • CARE CENTER EAST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FOND DU LAC, WI)

Amtrak station near Forest:

  • 12 miles: FONT DU LAC (FOND DU LAC, 24 W. PIONEER RD.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest:

  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 10 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,079)
  • Marian University (about 10 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • Lakeland College (about 18 miles; Plymouth, WI; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 24 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Lawrence University (about 36 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 38 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (about 39 miles; Mequon, WI; FT enrollment: 5,253)

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Saint Michael Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Forest Cemetery (4), Forest Home Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mullet Lake (A), Mullet Marsh 15 Reservoir (B), Mullet Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forest: Mullet River State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fond du Lac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Forest:

Marital status in Forest, WI
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

For population 25 years and over in Forest:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest, WI (based on Fond du Lac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,71415
Evangelical Protestant15,45744
Mainline Protestant12,33932
Other5006
Orthodox2201
None43,403-
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: 12
Here:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Fond du Lac County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Fond du Lac County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fond du Lac County:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Fond du Lac County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

13.0%

4.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Dodge County, WI  0.77% ($43,480 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, WI  0.53% ($55,502)
from Washington County, WI  0.44% ($48,096)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Winnebago County, WI  0.74% ($41,535 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  0.65% ($41,356)
to Washington County, WI  0.34% ($47,828)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHBL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SHEBOYGAN, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFIZ (1450 AM; 1 kW; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCUB (980 AM; 5 kW; TWO RIVERS, WI; Owner: CUB RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest:

  • WSTM (91.3 FM; KIEL, WI; Owner: JUBILATION MINISTRIES INC)
  • WXER (104.5 FM; PLYMOUTH, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A YELLOW DOG BROADCASTING)
  • KFIZ-FM (107.1 FM; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W236AG (95.1 FM; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: FAMILY EDUCATION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBWI-FM (92.5 FM; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFDL-FM (97.7 FM; LOMIRA, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS OF FOND DU LAC, INC.)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.8mTotal length
  • $277,000Total costs
  • 7,922Total average daily traffic
  • 621Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,922Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest, WI
  • 49.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest, WI
  • 53.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 4.3%Utility gas


Forest compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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