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Forest County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 9,044 (all rural); it was 10,024 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,501
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,487
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,188
Renter-occupied apartments: 848 (it was 855 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 1014 sq. mi.

Water area: 32.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.7%), Retail trade (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Forest County, WI (2019)
    • 7,10578.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,42215.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2352.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1651.8%Two or more races
    • 770.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 560.6%Asian alone
    • 90.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 4,549  (50.3%)
Females: 4,495  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Forest County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,321 ($32,023 in 1999)
This county:

$47,321
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $378 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $504)
This county:

$378
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $144,460 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Forest:

$144,460
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,080 - $219,555
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,043
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 180

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 97
  • Auto thefts: 21

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 110
  • Thefts: 147
  • Auto thefts: 17
Forest County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 1999: 120 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2002: 122 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2003: 120 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 2004: 120 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2005: 100 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2006: 114 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2007: 97 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2008: 76 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2009: 58 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2010: 54 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2018: 45 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2019: 72 buildings, average cost: $217,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest, WI residents
Average permit cost in Forest, WI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,836 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,813 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Forest, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Forest, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Forest, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.9%
Forest County:

15.9%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.3% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for American Indian residents, 46.7% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.2 years old
(Males: 46.6 years old, Females: 48.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.1 years old, Black residents: 20.4 years old, American Indian residents: 25.7 years old, Asian residents: 42.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15.8 years old, Other race residents: 58.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Forest County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crandon, Laona, Wabeno, Nashville, Argonne, Armstrong Creek, Mole Lake, Hiles, Blackwell, Alvin.

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

2018 air pollution in Forest County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Penobscot County, Maine , Skamania County, Washington , Park County, Montana , Polk County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Forest, WI
County total employment by year in Forest, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Forest, WI

Current college students: 222
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 98 (45.7% naturalized citizens)

Forest County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 182010 or later
  • 332000 to 2009
  • 221990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 37Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

Forest County marital status for males Forest County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,725
  • One, attached: 86
  • Two: 84
  • 3 or 4: 64
  • 5 to 9: 147
  • 10 to 19: 135
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 959
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Forest County with a mortgage: 1,505 (59 second mortgage, 180 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,614

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Forest County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9845
Evangelical Protestant1,13211
Mainline Protestant2664
Other23
None4,920-
Forest County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Forest County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Forest County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Forest County:

9.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Forest County:

28.5%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Forest County:

Average size of farms: 205 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,503
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $79.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,507
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,287
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.41%
Corn for grain: 245 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 25 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Forest County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 81% 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 351.5 miles away from Forest County center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from the county 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 251.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 470.8 miles away from Forest County 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 506.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Winds, Hail & Rain, Incident Period: August 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3048: October 03, 1977, FEMA Id: 3048, Natural disaster type: Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Forest County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Forest

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,672 (76.7%)
  • Carpooled: 439 (12.6%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 147 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 198 (5.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (26%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Other Eastern Asia (10%)
  • India (7%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • Poland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Forest County


  • German (26%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Forest County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 180 people in other group homes
  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Forest County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 193 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,130.

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.42% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($43,479 average AGI)
0.68% relocated from other states ($10,208 average AGI)
Forest County:

0.68%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.35% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($37,575 average AGI)
0.94% relocated to other states ($7,255 average AGI)
Forest County:

0.94%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oneida County, WI  0.71% ($32,120 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Forest County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Forest County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Forest County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Forest County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Forest County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forest County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forest County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forest County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Forest County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,221 (1,926 aged, 295 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 285 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Forest County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (165)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (32)
  • Unspecified dementia (22)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,245
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,225
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 30

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,044
  • Male householders: 2,166 (713 living alone), Female householders: 1,889 (603 living alone)
  • 1,902 spouses (1,899 opposite-sex spouses), 361 unmarried partners, (341 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,023 children (1,897 natural, 14 adopted, 113 stepchildren), 205 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 13 foster children, 50 other relatives, 78 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 302

Size of family households: 1,519 2-persons, 431 3-persons, 322 4-persons, 183 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,316 1-person, 213 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

958 married couples with children.
588 single-parent households (171 men, 417 women).

95.8% of residents of Forest speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $74,616,000 ($7,499 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $569,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,767,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,413,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,015,000
Federal grants: $24,612,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,626,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,183,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $493,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $629,000
Federal Government insurance: $720,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 571
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 573
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -43
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Forest County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • 2322014 or later
  • 1512010 to 2013
  • 1,3282000 to 2009
  • 1,5881990 to 1999
  • 1,3081980 to 1989
  • 1,4561970 to 1979
  • 7011960 to 1969
  • 8251950 to 1959
  • 5681940 to 1949
  • 1,1071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • 201 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 1153 rooms
  • 4754 rooms
  • 8065 rooms
  • 6876 rooms
  • 4117 rooms
  • 2468 rooms
  • 3179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • 161 room
  • 812 rooms
  • 1553 rooms
  • 2824 rooms
  • 1595 rooms
  • 1496 rooms
  • 367 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • 20no bedroom
  • 791 bedroom
  • 8662 bedrooms
  • 1,5293 bedrooms
  • 4704 bedrooms
  • 1265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest County, Wisconsin
  • 23no bedroom
  • 2071 bedroom
  • 3812 bedrooms
  • 2313 bedrooms
  • 1184 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Forest County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Forest County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forest County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 73no vehicle
  • 8601 vehicle
  • 1,3122 vehicles
  • 6393 vehicles
  • 1574 vehicles
  • 585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Forest County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forest County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 105no vehicle
  • 4931 vehicle
  • 2932 vehicles
  • 483 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

89.9% of Forest County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Wisconsin.

Forest County:

89.9%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,531
  • Other state: 1,369
  • Northeast: 55
  • Midwest: 934
  • South: 215
  • West: 165
Year householders moved into unit in Forest County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Forest County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.2%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Wood
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 35.0%Utility gas
  • 30.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

9.0%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

10.5%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Forest County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,164,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,349,000
    Police Protection: $2,240,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,767,000
    General - Other: $902,000
    Health - Other: $801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $677,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $476,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $181,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,387,000
    Other: $870,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $894,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $493,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,530,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $1,411,000
    General Local Government Support: $295,000
    Education: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,368,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000
    Other License: $62,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Other: $4,000

Forest County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,164,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,349,000
    Police Protection: $2,240,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,767,000
    General - Other: $902,000
    Health - Other: $801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $677,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $476,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $181,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,387,000
    Other: $870,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $894,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $493,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,530,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $1,411,000
    General Local Government Support: $295,000
    Education: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,368,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000
    Other License: $62,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Other: $4,000

Forest County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,164,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,349,000
    Police Protection: $2,240,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,767,000
    General - Other: $902,000
    Health - Other: $801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $677,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $476,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $181,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,387,000
    Other: $870,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $894,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $493,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,530,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $1,411,000
    General Local Government Support: $295,000
    Education: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,368,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000
    Other License: $62,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Other: $4,000

Forest County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,164,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,349,000
    Police Protection: $2,240,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,767,000
    General - Other: $902,000
    Health - Other: $801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $677,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $476,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $181,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,387,000
    Other: $870,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,326,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $894,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $493,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,530,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $1,411,000
    General Local Government Support: $295,000
    Education: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,368,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000
    Other License: $62,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Other: $4,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 200
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 178
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 123
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 52
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 102
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 76
Most common first names in Forest County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11378.3 years
Joseph7876.3 years
Mary6781.1 years
William6575.3 years
George5976.6 years
Robert5170.9 years
Edward5174.8 years
James4369.5 years
Frank4176.6 years
Charles4175.8 years
Most common last names in Forest County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2876.4 years
Spencer2174.7 years
Wilson1975.7 years
Collins1973.0 years
Johnson1980.1 years
Carter1878.7 years
Weber1568.3 years
Peterson1573.6 years
Ison1478.7 years
Poler1368.7 years
Businesses in Forest County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Subway1
Curves1True Value2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Forest County on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"