Eagle River, Wisconsin

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
City
Downtown Eagle River
Downtown Eagle River
Location of Eagle River, Wisconsin
Location of Eagle River, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°55′12″N 89°15′1″W / 45.92000°N 89.25028°W / 45.92000; -89.25028Coordinates: 45°55′12″N 89°15′1″W / 45.92000°N 89.25028°W / 45.92000; -89.25028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Vilas
Area[1]
 • Total 3.20 sq mi (8.29 km2)
 • Land 3.03 sq mi (7.85 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,647 ft (502 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,398
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,373
 • Density 461.4/sq mi (178.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-21625[5]
GNIS feature ID 1579167[2]
The Eagle River flows through the city.

Eagle River is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,398 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Vilas County.[6] Because of the many lakes that populate the area around Eagle River, the city is known for being a popular "Northwoods" vacation and retirement destination for people from across the Upper Midwest, and the area contains many condominia, seasonal vacation homes and hunting cabins.

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

US 45.svg
U.S. 45 northbound to Land o' Lakes. Southbound, US 45 routes to Three Lakes and Antigo.
WIS 32.svg
WIS 32 runs concurrenty with US 45 through Eagle River.
WIS 17.svg
WIS 17 travels north concurrently with US 45 and WIS 32 approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) before splitting off northeasterly towards Phelps and west concurrently with WIS 70 before turning south towards Rhinelander.
WIS 70.svg
WIS 70 travels east on a winding course through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to Florence, and west via St. Germain to Woodruff and Minocqua.

Airports[edit]

Eagle River is served by Eagle River Union Airport which is supported by the City and several surrounding towns, and serves as a popular landing spot for many seasonal home owners.

Geography[edit]

Eagle River is located in southeastern Vilas County at 45°55′12″N 89°15′1″W / 45.92000°N 89.25028°W / 45.92000; -89.25028 (45.919902, -89.250210),[7] along the Eagle River,[8] which is part of a popular chain of lakes. The Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes is made up of 28 lakes, which is the largest number of inland interconnecting lakes in the world.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.20 square miles (8.29 km2), of which, 3.03 square miles (7.85 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

Eagle River has a cool humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), with long, cold winters and short, mild summers. Annually the temperature drops below 32 °F (0 °C) on 190 days, and below 0 °F (-17.8 °C) on 39 days. The comfortable summers result in only one day per year on average with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32.2 °C).

Climate data for Eagle River, Wisconsin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 42
(6)
53
(12)
71
(22)
80
(27)
86
(30)
93
(34)
97
(36)
93
(34)
90
(32)
80
(27)
69
(21)
57
(14)
97
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 20.7
(−6.3)
25.6
(−3.6)
36.3
(2.4)
50.5
(10.3)
65.8
(18.8)
74.7
(23.7)
78.1
(25.6)
75.1
(23.9)
65.1
(18.4)
52.5
(11.4)
36.7
(2.6)
24.6
(−4.1)
50.48
(10.26)
Daily mean °F (°C) 10.4
(−12)
15.6
(−9.1)
25.4
(−3.7)
39.7
(4.3)
53.2
(11.8)
63.0
(17.2)
66.6
(19.2)
64.7
(18.2)
54.5
(12.5)
43.2
(6.2)
29.0
(−1.7)
16.3
(−8.7)
40.13
(4.52)
Average low °F (°C) 0.0
(−17.8)
5.3
(−14.8)
14.5
(−9.7)
28.8
(−1.8)
40.6
(4.8)
51.2
(10.7)
55.1
(12.8)
54.2
(12.3)
43.9
(6.6)
33.9
(1.1)
21.2
(−6)
7.9
(−13.4)
29.72
(−1.27)
Record low °F (°C) −33
(−36)
−36
(−38)
−21
(−29)
0
(−18)
23
(−5)
28
(−2)
37
(3)
39
(4)
26
(−3)
13
(−11)
−9
(−23)
−22
(−30)
−36
(−38)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.29
(32.8)
0.80
(20.3)
1.67
(42.4)
2.10
(53.3)
3.17
(80.5)
3.52
(89.4)
3.62
(91.9)
3.92
(99.6)
3.78
(96)
2.41
(61.2)
2.06
(52.3)
1.25
(31.8)
29.59
(751.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 15.8
(40.1)
8.6
(21.8)
7.7
(19.6)
2.2
(5.6)
0.3
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
5.4
(13.7)
12.1
(30.7)
52.7
(133.9)
Source: Midwestern Regional Climate Center[9]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,398 people, 684 households, and 308 families residing in the city. The population density was 461.4 inhabitants per square mile (178.1 /km2). There were 876 housing units at an average density of 289.1 per square mile (111.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 0.8% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 684 households of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 55.0% were non-families. 46.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 43.2 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,443 people, 626 households, and 321 families residing in the city. The population density was 566.3 people per square mile (218.5/km²). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 284.9 per square mile (109.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.98% White, 1.39% African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 626 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 43.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,611, and the median income for a family was $36,339. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,876. About 8.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Local radio[edit]

Sports and recreation[edit]

  • Eagle River is the Official "Snowmobile Capital of the World®" because of the "Eagle River 500", well over 500 miles of the best groomed trails anywhere
  • World Championship Snowmobile Derby is held at an ice oval on the north side of the city.
  • "Hockey Capital of Wisconsin™" The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame is at the Eagle River Stadium in Eagle River.
  • Common activities include Ice Fishing, Swimming, Hunting, and Snowmobiling.
  • In recent years Eagle River has been the host of the Labatt Blue USA hockey pond hockey championship games.

Eagle River is home to many resorts because of its beauty. Many bald eagles are actually sighted here, thus giving the name "Eagle" River.

Notable people[edit]

Recreation[edit]

  • GRABAAWR, a bicycle tour that begins in Eagle River

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1992. p. 98. ISBN 0-89933-247-1. 
  9. ^ "Climate of the Midwest: Climate Summaries". Midwestern Regional Climate Center. 2012.  Retrieved on July 16, 2012.

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