Willard, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 505.
Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 269  (53.3%)
Females: 236  (46.7%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54731.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,201 (it was $24,875 in 2000)
Willard:

$39,201
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,990 (it was $12,780 in 2000)

Willard town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,619 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Willard:

$145,619
WI:

$197,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Willard: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Willard, WI (2010)
    • 48796.4%White alone
    • 71.4%Hispanic
    • 61.2%Two or more races
    • 30.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Willard, Wisconsin as of May 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Willard is 126 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Polish (23.0%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (8.0%), Irish (6.1%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1179 feet

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Willard, Wisconsin map

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

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

1.8% ($1,395)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (40.0 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (101.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Holcombe, WI (2.2 miles ),
Conrath, WI (2.3 miles),
Sheldon, WI (2.5 miles ),
Holcombe, WI (2.6 miles ),
Ruby, WI (2.7 miles ),
Grow, WI (2.9 miles ),
Birch Creek, WI (2.9 miles ),
Estella, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 91.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2019: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Willard, WI residents
Average permit cost in Willard, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+20.3%).
Most common industries in Willard, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Wood products (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (26.9%)
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Wood products (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Wood products (11.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Willard, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (18.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.5%)
  • Construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)

Average climate in Willard, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willard-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Willard town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willard-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 71% 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 241.3 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 253.4 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) earthquake occurred 288.6 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 168.6 miles away from Willard center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 172.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Willard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Willard:

  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • CORNELL AREA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CORNELL, WI)
  • LADYSMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willard:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 42 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 42 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 50 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 51 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 74 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 82 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 91 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)

Private elementary/middle school in Willard:

  • NORTH HENDREN AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: W7934 CROW RD, Grades: 1-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Willard Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Willard: Wayside Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Main Creek (A), Deer Tail Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rusk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Willard and their reported violations in the past:

SUNSET PINES RESORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between MAY-20-2008 and JUN-30-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Willard that have no violations reported:

  • LAKESIDE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.5%
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:

18.2%
Whole state:

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

3.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Willard:

Marital status in Willard, WI
  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Willard:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willard, WI (based on Rusk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2568
Evangelical Protestant2,19022
Mainline Protestant2,05913
Other11
None7,249-
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: 6
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
State:

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

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Barron County, WI  1.08% ($35,017 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.95% ($37,830)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.58% ($42,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willard:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willard:

  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Willard:

  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.8mTotal length
  • $756,000Total costs
  • 2,273Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,499Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Willard, Various Locations (Lat: 44.729139 Lon: -90.893472), Type: N/A, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPQX903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.212 MHz, 928.212 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2000, Expiration Date: 11/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2002, Certifier: Colin Flannery, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037-1128, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9NNZ, Licensee ID: L01395413, Grant Date: 05/04/2018, Expiration Date: 04/30/2028, Certifier: Patricia H Lord, Registrant: Patricia H Lord, N6298 Bachelors Ave, Willard, WI 54493

Most common first names in Willard, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank1376.2 years
John1274.5 years
Mary1185.5 years
Joseph771.0 years
Robert672.7 years
Louis667.8 years
Frances580.8 years
Anna584.0 years
Margaret488.9 years
Donald468.8 years
Most common last names in Willard, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lesar776.0 years
Plautz573.6 years
Luzovec478.3 years
Morgal485.9 years
Perko476.5 years
Ziegler476.8 years
Djubenski379.3 years
Hribar368.7 years
Bergant381.0 years
Horvat370.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Willard, WI
  • 65.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.3%Wood
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 3.2%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Willard, WI
  • 53.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.3%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Wood


Willard compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income 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 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 significantly below state average.
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