Pence, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 163.
Population change since 2000: -17.7%
 
Males: 84  (51.5%)
Females: 79  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

50.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip code: 54550

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,085 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Pence:

$48,085
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,209 (it was $14,070 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,226 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Pence:

$80,226
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $180,169; detached houses: $185,702; townhouses or other attached units: $87,213; in 2-unit structures: $35,515; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,268; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,195; mobile homes: $74,967
March 2019 cost of living index in Pence: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Pence, WI (2010)
    • 16198.8%White alone
    • 21.2%Black alone
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Ancestries: Italian (44.4%), Polish (16.7%), German (13.6%), Czech (9.1%), Irish (7.6%), Norwegian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1630 feet

Land area: 32.2 square miles.

Population density: 5.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Pence, Wisconsin map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Pence town:

1.8% ($730)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (93.0 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (169.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (338.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Carey, WI (1.7 miles),
Montreal, WI (1.9 miles ),
Iron Belt, WI (2.0 miles),
Hurley, WI (2.4 miles ),
Ironwood, MI (2.6 miles ),
Kimball, WI (2.7 miles ),
Knight, WI (2.9 miles ),
Saxon, WI (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 46.38 N, Longitude: 90.25 W

Distribution of median household income in Pence, WI in 2019
Pence satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in Pence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.1%)
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.6%)
  • Public administration (19.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Wood products (8.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.5%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.1%)
Most common occupations in Pence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Other transportation occupations (8.3%)
  • Carpenters (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (18.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)

Average climate in Pence, 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 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Pence-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the Pence town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 41.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 75% 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 282.3 miles away from Pence center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Pence center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 139.5 miles away from Pence center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from Pence center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from Pence center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from Pence center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pence:

  • VILLA MARIA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • SKY VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
  • WESTGATE NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
  • GOGEBIC MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAKEFIELD, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pence:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 91 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 92 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 93 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 94 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 95 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 96 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 101 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

Points of interest:

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Iron 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 town:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

2.1%
Whole state:

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

1.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Pence:

Marital status in Pence, WI
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Pence:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pence, WI (based on Iron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,1733
Evangelical Protestant3886
Mainline Protestant1813
None3,174-
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: 2
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Iron County:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Iron County:

23.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

26.7%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Gogebic County, MI  0.98% ($28,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pence:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pence:

  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W201BP (88.1 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pence:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • 23Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.415556 Lon: -90.273889, Call Sign: WQGW908,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2017, Expiration Date: 05/10/2027, Certifier: Daniel Swetkovich, Registrant: Northway Communications, 105 E Oak St, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9IYX, Licensee ID: L00884947, Grant Date: 06/30/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2016, Registrant: Lawrence T Magni, 1221 St Hwy 77, Pence, WI 54550
  • Call Sign: KT9I, Licensee ID: L01301031, Grant Date: 07/03/2007, Expiration Date: 09/17/2017, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2019, Certifier: Dale L Ristrom, Registrant: Dale L Ristrom, 1202 Hwy 77, Pence, WI 54553-9603



Pence compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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