Grant, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,906.
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
Males: 991  (52.0%)
Females: 915  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54928.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,985 (it was $52,459 in 2000)
Grant:

$67,985
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,312 (it was $21,793 in 2000)

Grant town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $181,769 (it was $99,000 in 2000)
Grant:

$181,769
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $210,392; detached houses: $220,410; townhouses or other attached units: $188,437; in 2-unit structures: $183,030; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,551; mobile homes: $34,739
March 2019 cost of living index in Grant: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Grant, WI (2010)
    • 1,86397.7%White alone
    • 130.7%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (49.0%), Polish (19.2%), Irish (10.7%), English (7.1%), United States (6.6%), Norwegian (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 71.2 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Wisconsin:

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

1.5% ($1,463)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (60.2 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (89.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (200.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Wazeecha, WI (2.0 miles ),
Grand Rapids, WI (2.2 miles ),
Biron, WI (2.7 miles ),
Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2.8 miles ),
Pine Grove, WI (2.8 miles ),
Saratoga, WI (2.9 miles ),
Bancroft, WI (2.9 miles ),
Port Edwards, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 89.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Grant, WI in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $342,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Grant, WI residents
Average permit cost in Grant, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Grant, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (24.8%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (37.0%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
  • Educational services (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Paper (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Grant, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (19.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.0%)

Average climate in Grant, Wisconsin

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 25.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.79
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Grant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Grant town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grant-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 203.6 miles away from the city center
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 418.3 miles away from the city 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 393.4 miles away from Grant 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 175.0 miles away from Grant center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 418.3 miles away from Grant center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 324.2 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 Portage County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Grant:

  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • EDGEWATER HAVEN NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PORT EDWARDS, WI)
  • STEVENS POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • PORTAGE CTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HSPC STEVENS POINT (Hospital, about 14 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • DAVITA - STEVENS POINT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grant:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 7 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 14 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 45 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 61 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 61 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 64 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 74 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)

Private high school in Grant:

  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: W4603 STATE HIGHWAY 64, Grades: 1-9)

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Saint Johns Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: 46 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: South Branch Tenmile Creek (A), North Branch Tenmile Creek (B), Buena Vista Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grant include: Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow State Natural Area (1), Buena Vista Quarry Prairie State Natural Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Portage 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:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

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

0.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Grant:

Marital status in Grant, WI
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Grant:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grant, WI (based on Portage County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,52016
Evangelical Protestant6,39035
Mainline Protestant5,68717
Other3926
None29,030-
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: 8
Portage County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Portage County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Portage County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

5.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Wood County, WI  0.92% ($40,185 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.65% ($53,335)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.34% ($30,667)


6.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Wood County, WI  0.95% ($38,967 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.70% ($46,945)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.37% ($44,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grant:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grant:

  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Grant:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.0mTotal length
  • $153,000Total costs
  • 1,677Total average daily traffic
  • 26Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,841Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Christopher B Page, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Vielka M Gabriel, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 465-6649
  • VIELKA M GABRIEL, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 465-6649
  • Vicki Schultheis, West Side Of 130th St., South Of Int. Of Maple St. & 13 130th St (Lat: 44.388889 Lon: -89.631667), Type: 148.1, Overall height: 142.9 m, Registrant: Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, Nkspooner@swidlaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 424-7673
  • Frederick E Cannady, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc, Fred.Cannady@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 468-0112
  • Frederick E Cannady, W12850 Mielke Road (Lat: 44.703250 Lon: -88.897306), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 78 m, Registrant: Spectrasite Communications, Inc, Fred.Cannady@spectrasite.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 468-0112
  • West Side Of 130th St., South Of Int. Of Maple St. & 13 130th St (Lat: 44.388889 Lon: -89.631667), Type: 148.1, Overall height: 142.9 m, Registrant: Wisconsin Rsa #7 Limited Partnership, Apple-ton, Phone: (920) 841-1231

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grant, WI
  • 37.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.3%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.8%Wood
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grant, WI
  • 71.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.3%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%No fuel used


Grant compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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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