Wescott, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 3,183.
Population change since 2000: -12.9%
 
Males: 1,604  (50.4%)
Females: 1,579  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54166.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,820 (it was $40,060 in 2000)
Wescott:

$61,820
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,064 (it was $20,760 in 2000)

Wescott town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,621 (it was $96,000 in 2000)
Wescott:

$166,621
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,558; detached houses: $196,616; townhouses or other attached units: $175,241; in 2-unit structures: $206,365; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,219; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,238; mobile homes: $75,290
March 2019 cost of living index in Wescott: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Wescott, WI (2010)
    • 2,95492.8%White alone
    • 1344.2%American Indian alone
    • 551.7%Hispanic
    • 270.8%Two or more races
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 30.09%Black alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (52.3%), Polish (10.6%), Irish (7.3%), French (6.7%), English (5.6%), Norwegian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 22.7 square miles.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (very low).

36 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

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

1.5% ($1,470)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (33.8 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (125.6 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (210.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shawano, WI (1.9 miles ),
Cecil, WI (2.3 miles ),
Keshena, WI (2.4 miles ),
Legend Lake, WI (2.4 miles ),
Waukechon, WI (2.4 miles ),
Thornton, WI (2.6 miles),
Bonduel, WI (2.7 miles ),
Underhill, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.82 N, Longitude: 88.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Wescott, WI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Historical population in Wescott, WI
Historical housing units in Wescott, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +595 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in Wescott, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Wood products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.7%)
  • Paper (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Wood products (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Wescott, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)

Average climate in Wescott, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wescott-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Wescott town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 28.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wescott-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 82% smaller 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 232.8 miles away from Wescott center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from Wescott 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 196.9 miles away from Wescott center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 369.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 433.8 miles away from Wescott center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 471.3 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 Shawano County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, 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 Wescott:

  • BIRCH HILL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • EVERGREEN CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-SHAWANO (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • FMC - SHAWANO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • PINE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • WOODLANDS OF GILLETT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GILLETT, WI)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SURING, WI)

Amtrak stations near Wescott:

  • 17 miles: CLINTONVILLE (20 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: MARION (U.S. HWY 45) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wescott:

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 30 miles; Green Bay, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 36 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 37 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 38 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 40 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 54 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 55 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wescott: Camp Tekawitha (A), Shalagoco Country Club (B), Shawano Area Fire Department Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lake Drive Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shawano Lake (A), Washington Lake (B), Deer Spring Lake (C), Loon Lake (D), Lulu Lake (E), 825 Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Murray Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wescott: Shawano Lake State Fishery Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shawano 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:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

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

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Wescott:

Marital status in Wescott, WI
  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Wescott:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wescott, WI (based on Shawano County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,35743
Catholic6,93012
Mainline Protestant4,99523
Other5273
None18,140-
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: 10
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Shawano County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Shawano County:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

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

11.0%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,381 average AGI)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.64% ($34,336)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($31,821)


5.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,643 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.55% ($36,923)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.51% ($36,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wescott:

  • WTCH (960 AM; 1 kW; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wescott:

  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQLH (98.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKSZ (95.9 FM; DE PERE, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WECB (104.3 FM; SEYMOUR, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wescott:

  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.4mTotal length
  • $249,000Total costs
  • 10,255Total average daily traffic
  • 165Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,600Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wescott, WI
  • 68.6%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.8%Wood
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wescott, WI
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.9%Wood


Wescott 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.
  • Median age 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 below state average.
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