Owen, Wisconsin

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Owen, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Owen Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Owen Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Owen Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Owen, Wisconsin

Comparing Owen 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
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 1
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Owen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles E of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Clark
Standard Zip Codes 54460
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.948
Longitude -90.564

Owen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OWEN 3 W
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
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Owen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 936 100%
Male 444 47.4%
Female 492 52.6%
Under 18 218 23.3%
18+ 718 76.7%
65+ 216 23.1%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.84
White 923 98.6%
African-American 6 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Owen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 914
Growth -22
Growth % -2.4%

Owen 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 50.8%
Polish 7.9%
English 6.1%
Norwegian 4.9%
Irish 4.5%
US/American 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Finnish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Swedish 2%
Danish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Slovene 0.9%
European 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
British 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Atwood (54460)
Green Grove (54460)

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)
Owen 936 $37,955
Abbotsford 1,956 $46,058
Colby 1,616 $41,685
Curtiss 198 $34,167
Dorchester 827 $44,063
Thorp 1,536 $39,000
Withee 508 $38,542

Owen Public Libraries

Owen Public Library
Owen, Wisconsin
(715) 229-2939

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Owen High Schools (2004)

832 W 3RD ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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