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Overview

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.

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

Golfers 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,714
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+14,227
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married32.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,351
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,091

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,261
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$654
Median House Value$123,400

Ancestry

German40.6%
Polish23%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
Irish10.5%
Norwegian8%
English5.1%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish2.1%
Czech1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Danishn0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Stevens Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Portage County
Standard Zip Codes54481, 54482
Company Zip Codes54492
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.54
Approximate Longitude-89.56

Stevens Point 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
Distance1.7 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
Distance27.8 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
Distance28.5 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
Biron873$58,864
Park Ridge619$73,125
Plover12,350$70,411
Rudolph466$65,938
Whiting1,572$67,159

Stevens Point Public Libraries

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

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Stevens Point Hospitals

Ministry St Michaels Hospital Of Stevens Point
(Non-profit)
900 Illinois Ave
(715) 346-5000

Stevens Point Public Schools

Bannach Elementary
5400 Walter St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5668
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Benjamin Franklin Junior High
2000 Polk St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5413
Middle
Total Enrollment 830
Care
2000 Polk St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5620
Middle
Total Enrollment 39
Charles F Fernandez Center Alt Learning
1025 Clark St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5592
High
Total Enrollment 83
Jefferson Elementary
1800 East Ave
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5418
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Juvenile Detention
1500 Strongs Ave
ZIP: 54481
(715) 346-1263
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Madison Elementary
600 Maria Dr
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5419
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Mcdill Elementary
2516 School St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5420
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Mckinley Center
2926 Blaine St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5421
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
P J Jacobs Junior High
2400 Main St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5422
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Point 4 The Future
1900 Polk St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 343-6628
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Point Of Discovery School
1900 Polk St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5445
Preschool Options
1900 Polk St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-2773
Primary
Total Enrollment 2
Stevens Point Area Senior High
1201 N Point Dr
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1543
Washington Elementary
3500 Prais St
ZIP: 54481
(715) 345-5426
Primary
Total Enrollment 428

Stevens Point Private Schools

Pacelli High School
1301 Maria Dr
ZIP: 54481
Secondary
Total Enrollment 243
St Paul Lutheran School
1919 Wyatt Ave
ZIP: 54481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
St Peter Middle School
708 1st St
ZIP: 54481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
St Stanislaus School
2150 High St
ZIP: 54481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
St Stephen Elementary School
1335 Clark St
ZIP: 54481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Stevens Point Christian Academy
801 County Road Hh W
ZIP: 54481
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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