Plum City, Wisconsin

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Plum City, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 5% trophy Plum City Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Plum City Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Plum City, Wisconsin

Comparing Plum City 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
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 7

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Plum City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Pierce
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 54761
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.629
Longitude -92.192

Plum City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
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Plum City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 574 100%
Male 272 47.4%
Female 302 52.6%
Under 18 148 25.8%
18+ 426 74.2%
65+ 147 25.6%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.99
White 573 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Plum City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 576
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Plum City 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 53.2%
Norwegian 13.4%
Swedish 11.5%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
English 2.1%
Austrian 2.1%
Irish 2.1%
US/American 2.1%
French Canadian 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
Swiss 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Scandinavian 1%
Italian 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plum City 574 $46,607
Bay City 465 $50,962
Durand 1,968 $42,260
Ellsworth 2,909 $51,286
Elmwood 841 $41,250
Pepin 878 $41,250
Spring Valley 1,189 $45,714

Plum City Public Libraries

Plum City Public Library
611 MAIN ST.
Plum City, Wisconsin
(715) 647-2373

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Plum City High Schools (2004)

Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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