Minong, Wisconsin

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Minong, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Minong Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Comparative Profile of Minong, Wisconsin

Comparing Minong 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 3
Portion of People Married 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10

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Minong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles S of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Washburn
Standard Zip Codes 54859
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.099
Longitude -91.824

Minong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MINONG 5 WSW
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
Station GORDON
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station COUDERAY 7 W
Distance 26.9 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
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Minong Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 531 100%
Male 260 49%
Female 271 51%
Under 18 139 26.2%
18+ 392 73.8%
65+ 99 18.6%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 516 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.8%

Estimated Minong Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 578
Growth 47
Growth % 8.9%

Minong 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 28%
Norwegian 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Polish 7.6%
Scandinavian 6.8%
Swedish 6.2%
Irish 5.7%
English 4.8%
US/American 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Italian 3.1%
Finnish 2.3%
Russian 1.7%
Czech 1.7%
Swiss 1.1%
Albanian 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Serbian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Wascott (54859)

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)
Minong 531 $35,341
Hayward 2,129 $36,287
Solon Springs 576 $46,875
Spooner 2,653 $39,677
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Minong High Schools (2004)

N14463 HIGHWAY 53
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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