Mellen, Wisconsin

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Mellen, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mellen Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Mellen Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Mellen Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mellen Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Mellen, Wisconsin

Comparing Mellen 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 6 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Mellen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles SE of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 54546
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.325
Longitude -90.66

Mellen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MELLEN 4 NE
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station HURLEY
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 49 F
Jul Temp 56 to 76 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
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Mellen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 845 100%
Male 419 49.6%
Female 426 50.4%
Under 18 174 20.6%
18+ 671 79.4%
65+ 206 24.4%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.89
White 816 96.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.7%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.9%

Estimated Mellen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth -37
Growth % -4.4%

Mellen 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 32%
Polish 8.2%
Finnish 8%
US/American 6.2%
Norwegian 5.9%
English 5.7%
Italian 4.6%
Swedish 4.6%
Irish 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
French Canadian 3%
Russian 2.5%
Czech 2%
Croatian 2%
Czechoslovakian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
European 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cayuga (54546)
Cosy Valley (54546)
Morse (54546)

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)
Mellen 845 $41,111
Ashland 8,620 $40,549
Butternut 407 $43,125
Hurley 1,818 $33,000
Montreal 838 $35,625

Mellen Public Libraries

Legion Memorial Library
Mellen, Wisconsin
(715) 274-8331

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Mellen High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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