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Overview

Introduction to Plover, Wisconsin

Plover, Wisconsin, in Portage county, is 57 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin and 127 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village’s population is about 10,520.

Plover History

Plover was incorporated as a village in 1971. It became the county seat of Portage County in 1844. Plover was plotted in 1845. Some believe that the village was named after a shore-bird known as the Semipalmated Ring Plover. However, others believe that it was named after the Plover River. The area was originally known as Plover Portage, but it was given its current name on January 14, 1850.

Plover and nearby Attractions

  • Manufacturers Direct Mall Shopping Center
  • Hartman Creek State Park
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Rainbow Falls Family Fun Park
  • South Wood County Historical Museum
  • Petenwell County Park

Things To Do In Plover

Local parks include the Easlan-Waslan Park, Springville Pond Park, Royal Wood Park, Pacawa Park, Little Plover River Park and Memorial Park. The Rainbow Falls Family Fun Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, while the Hartman Creek State Park and Petenwell County Park are accessible from Plover as well.

Plover Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Plover Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, the Northcentral Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are all nearby.

People

Total Population 12,255
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,025
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 53.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,147
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $166,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Portage
Standard Zip Codes 54467
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.456
Longitude -89.543

Plover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STEVENS POINT
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Station WAUPACA
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station WAUSAU AP
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Buena Vista (54467)

Coddington (54467)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst Junction 403 $86,250
Biron 895 $62,946
Nelsonville 118 $74,375
Park Ridge 595 $72,375
Stevens Point 26,769 $57,153

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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