Overview

Introduction to Plover, Wisconsin

Plover, Wisconsin, in Portage county, is 57 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin and 127 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,686
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+6,387
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.7%
Median Earnings25+$39,447
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,486

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,902
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$834
Median House Value$175,000

Ancestry

German39.3%
Polish28.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
Irish9.6%
Norwegian6%
English4.7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Swedish3%
Italian2.6%
Dutch1.9%
Greek1.8%
Czech1.6%
Danishn1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Finnish1.2%
Welsh1%
West Indian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Haitian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Plover Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyPortage County
Standard Zip Codes54467
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.46
Approximate Longitude-89.54

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)

StationSTEVENS POINT
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches
StationWAUPACA
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationWAUSAU AP
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst Junction400$80,000
Biron918$61,053
Nelsonville94$75,000
Park Ridge507$85,000
Stevens Point26,402$70,148
Whiting1,637$75,938

Plover Public Schools

Plover-whiting Elementary
1400 Hoover Ave
ZIP: 54467
(715) 345-5424
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Roosevelt Elementary
2200 Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 54467
(715) 345-5425
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Plover Private Schools

St Bronislava Elementary School
3301 Willow Dr
ZIP: 54467
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
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