Introduction to Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Stevens Point, Wisconsin is 60 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin and 132 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Portage County. The population of the city is 24,551.

Stevens Point History

Stevens Port is the county seat of Portage County, which was founded in 1841. The area was officially incorporated as a city in 1859. It was founded by George Stevens, who ran several saloons in the area. The area served as a convenient stopping point for loggers on the Wisconsin River. It is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which was established in 1894.

Stevens Point and nearby Attractions

  • New Visions Gallery
  • Hartman Creek State Park
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Petenwell County Park
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Rib Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Stevens Point

Gollfers can enjoy a round at the nearby Sentry World Golf Course. Local churches include the Peace United Church of Christ, the Church of the Intercession and the Berea Baptist Church. Parks in Stevens Point include Atwell Park, Bukolt Park, Slomann Park, Pioneer Park and Iverson Park. The city celebrates the Jazz Festival every September, Arts Week every April, the Harvest Festival every October, and the Riverfront Rendezvous every June.

Stevens Point Transportation

Dane County Regional is the nearest major airport.

Stevens Point Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Port is the local college. Other nearby colleges and universities include Moraine Park Technical College, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.


Total Population 26,769
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 13,892
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 34%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $57,153
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $118,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.6%
Irish 11%

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

Stevens Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Portage
Standard Zip Codes 54481
Company Zip Codes 54492
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.523
Longitude -89.574

Stevens Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 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
Distance 27.8 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
Distance 28.5 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, Stevens Point, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arnott (54481)

Dewey (54481)

Ellis (54481)

Hull (54481)

Jordan (54481)

Linwood (54481)

Stockton (54481)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biron 895 $62,946
Park Ridge 595 $72,375
Plover 12,255 $69,147
Rudolph 471 $71,000

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

Stevens Point Public Libraries

Portage County Public Library
1001 MAIN ST.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
(715) 346-1544
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Stevens Point Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(715) 346-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stevens Point High Schools

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Serves 1,835 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

A Non-traditional School
Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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A Charter School.
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 142.5

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Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

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Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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