Lewis, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 164.
Males: 85  (51.9%)
Females: 79  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,346
Lewis:

$62,346
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $185,298
Lewis:

$185,298
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $127,257; detached houses: $137,531; mobile homes: $53,443

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,027.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewis: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.1%
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  • Races in Lewis, WI (2019)
    • 14795.5%White alone
    • 42.6%American Indian alone
    • 21.3%Asian alone
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Ancestries: German (48.6%), Swedish (11.4%), Scandinavian (10.0%), American (7.1%), English (5.7%), Danish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1058 feet

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (57.7 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (62.7 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clam Falls, WI (1.6 miles ),
West Sweden, WI (1.8 miles ),
Daniels, WI (2.1 miles ),
Frederic, WI (2.2 miles ),
Siren, WI (2.3 miles ),
Lorain, WI (2.8 miles ),
Trade Lake, WI (3.0 miles ),
Wood River, WI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.71 N, Longitude: 92.40 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Lewis, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lewis, WI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Tornado activity:

Lewis-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Lewis place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lewis-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 175.8 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 188.0 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 123.2 miles away from Lewis center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from Lewis center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 129.0 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 358.1 miles away from the city 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lewis:

  • CAPESIDE COVE GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SIREN, WI)
  • FREDERIC NUR REHAB COM (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FREDERIC, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewis:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 24 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 55 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Bethel University (about 59 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 60 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 60 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 61 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 62 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)

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

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lewis:

Marital status in Lewis, WI
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lewis:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewis, 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
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Polk 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:
Polk County:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewis:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewis:

  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lewis:

  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Lewis fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 2005 06:40 PM, Sr-35, E, Lat: 45.713460, Lon: -92.396720, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lewis, WI
  • 48.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.6%Wood
  • 22.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lewis, WI
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lewis compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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