Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Birchwood, Wisconsin

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High Points

Birchwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Birchwood Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Birchwood Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Birchwood, Wisconsin

Comparing Birchwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 9

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Birchwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles N of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Washburn
Standard Zip Codes 54817
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54834, 54857
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.666
Longitude -91.555

Birchwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COUDERAY 7 W
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 19 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Birchwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 518 100%
Male 257 49.6%
Female 261 50.4%
Under 18 130 25.1%
18+ 388 74.9%
65+ 115 22.2%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 499 96.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.3%

Estimated Birchwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 537
Growth 19
Growth % 3.7%

Birchwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.8%
Czech 10.2%
Norwegian 8.9%
Polish 8.7%
Irish 6.4%
US/American 6.1%
English 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Swedish 3.3%
Dutch 2.8%
Finnish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.8%
Italian 1.8%
Danish 1.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Slovak 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Birchwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Edgewater (54834)
Mikana (54857)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Birchwood 518 $35,795
Exeland 212 $31,071
Haugen 287 $46,250
Radisson 222 $38,500
Rice Lake 8,320 $41,789
Shell Lake 1,309 $42,917
Weyerhaeuser 353 $30,000
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Birchwood High Schools (2004)

Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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