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Antigo

Antigo

  •   State: 
    Wisconsin
      County: 
    Langlade County
      City: 
    Antigo
      County all: 
    Langlade | Marathon | Shawano
      County FIPS: 
    55067 | 55073 | 55115
      Coordinates: 
    45°8′28″N 89°9′12″W
      Area total: 
    6.51 sq mi (16.86 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.46 sq mi (16.72 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.14 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,500 ft (500 m)
      Established: 
    1878
  •   Latitude: 
    45,1316
      Longitude: 
    -89,1413
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    54409
      GMAP: 

    Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,632
      Population density: 
    1,203.25 residents per square mile of area (464.58/km²)
      Household income: 
    $33,120
      Households: 
    3,587
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.50%
      Income taxes: 
    6.75%

Antigo (AN-ti-goh) is a city in and the county seat of Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The name "Antigo" comes from the Ojibwe name for the river that flows through the area, "Nequi-Antigo-sebi" meaning "spring river" or "evergreen" The city was founded in 1876 by Francis A. Deleglise, accompanied by George Eckart. In the early part of the 1900s, Antigo was best known for its sawmills. At the turn of the millennium, the city's economy had a balance of industry and agriculture. High on the list are potatoes, dairy products, fur, shoes, fertilizer, steel, and aluminum products, along with the lumber and wood product industries established in the earlier years. Antigo sits on a plateau about 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level. The city has a cool humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) Annually the temperature drops below 32 °F (0 °C) on 187 days, and below 0 °C (17.8 °F) on 43 days. On April 24, 2016, a former Antigo High School student shot two students with a rifle during prom. He later died at a Wausau hospital. The Antigo Silt Loam soil is the state soil of Wisconsin. In 2010, there were 8,234 people, 3,613 households, and 2,049 families residing in the city.

History

The name "Antigo" comes from the Ojibwe name for the river that flows through the area, "Nequi-Antigo-sebi" meaning "spring river" or "evergreen" The city was founded in 1876 by Francis A. Deleglise, accompanied by George Eckart. The city gained its charter in 1883. In the early part of the 1900s, Antigo was best known for its sawmills. At the turn of the millennium, the city's economy had a balance of industry and agriculture. High on the list are potatoes, dairy products, fur, shoes, fertilizer, steel, and aluminum products, along with the lumber and wood product industries established in the earlier years. On April 24, 2016, a former Antigo High School student shot two students with a rifle during prom. A police officer who was already on the scene shot him. He later died at a Wausau hospital. The school was closed for the day and a memorial service was held for the victims on April 25. The prom was held at the Antigo School for the Performing Arts, which is located in the town of Antigo. It was the first time the school had been closed for a prom in more than 50 years. The event was also the first prom to be held in Wisconsin since the state opened its doors to the public in 1868. It is the only prom to have been held in the state since the opening of the state in 1869.

Geography

Antigo is located at 45°828N 89°912W (45.141218, -89.153385), approximately 160 miles (260 km) northwest of Milwaukee. The city has a cool humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) Annually the temperature drops below 32 °F (0 °C) on 187 days. The wide expanse of level land, the fine stand of timber and the fertility of the "Antigo Flats" soil soon attracted many settlers. Today, the Antigo Silt Loam soil is the state soil of Wisconsin.Antigo sits on a plateau about 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level. The daily mean temperatures of the winters in this region are associated with subarctic climates with frequent subzero temperatures. However, due to the extended warm period of daily means above 50 °C (10 °F) from May to September it stays within the humid continental temperature range. It has a total area of 6.60 square miles (17.09 km²), of which 6.54 sq miles (16.94 km²) is land and 0.06sq miles (0.16 km²] is water. It is located on the Wisconsin River, which is a tributary of the Illinois River. The town has a population of 2,000 (2,000 people) and is located near the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 2,100 (1,100 people).

Demographics

There were 3,613 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, and 38.8% were non-families. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was2.93. The median income for a household in the city was $29,548, and the median income. for a family was $40,883. About 10.2% of families and 13% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8 per cent of those under age 18 and 12.2 per cent over 65. The city has a population of 8,100, with a population density of 1,254.8 inhabitants per square mile (484.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.1% White, 0.5%. African American, 1.4% Native American,0.4%. Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7%. In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2%. from 25 to 44, 20.7. from 45 to 64, and 21.2. who were 65 years of age or older. In 2000, there were 8,560 people, 3,630 households, and 2,221 families. The population density was 1,328.7 people per squaremile (513.2/ km²).

Transportation

Antigo is served by the Langlade County Airport (KAIG) Located two miles northeast of the city, the airport handles approximately 8,250 operations per year. The airport has a 4,010-foot asphalt runway with approved GPS approaches (Runway 17-35) and a 3,400-ft asphalt crosswind runway with GPS approaches. Antigo was formerly served by intercity passenger rail at Antigo Depot. The city is located on the Wisconsin River, which flows through the town of Antigo. The town was once known as Antigo, Wisconsin, but the name was changed to Antigo after the city was incorporated in 1872. It is located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, which was once part of the state of Iowa. The state was formerly known as Wisconsin, and the word "Antigo" was used to refer to the town. The name was later changed to Antigo, Wisconsin, and then Antigo City, Wisconsin. It has a population of 2,000. It was formerly called Antigo Township, before it was incorporated as a city in 1871. The current name is Antigo County, Wisconsin and it is located two miles north of the town's main airport. The population is 2,200. It used to be referred to as  Antigo Town, before the town was absorbed into the city. It now has a name that means "Town" or "Village" in German and "City" in English.

Education

Antigo's high school football team, the Red Robins, won Division 1 state championships in 1976, 1978, and 1982. From 1920 to 2007, the school won 23 Wisconsin Valley Conference championships and six state titles from 1970 to 1982. Every year since 1935, the schools have played for Gene Shepard's Hodag Bell, donated by Mrs. E.S. Shepard from the SS Hodag, which sank in 1903. As of 2022, Antigo leads the series 56-30-2. There are two parochial schools in Antigo: Peace Lutheran School(K-8) and All Saints Catholic School (K-7) There are no public schools in the city of Antigo. The city is home to the Antigo Unified School District, which is administered by the University of Wisconsin-Antigo. Antigo is located on the Wisconsin River, which runs through the center of the city. It is located near the town of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, which has a population of around 3,000. The town is located in the Wisconsin Dells region, which includes the towns of Waupun, Wausau, and La Crosse. The Dells are home to a population around 2,000 people, and the town has a post-secondary school population of about 1,500 people. There is no public school in the town, but there are a number of private schools, including Antigo High School, West Elementary School, and AIMS Academy. In addition to the public schools, there is a private school called Antigo Christian School.

Culture

The Langlade County Museum is housed in the 1902 Carnegie library building on the corner of 7th Avenue and Superior Street. The building housed the Antigo Public Library from 1905 to 1997. The museum contains historical artifacts and archives of Langlades County and the City of Antigo. It is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on the weekends from 9am to 5pm.

Recreation

The Langlade County fairgrounds have an indoor ice rink in winter and facilities for off-road racing and demolition derbies in summer. The Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association is in Antigo. The Clara R McKenna Aquatic Center opened in 2005 on the site of Antigo High School. The Kettlebowl ski area, in nearby Bryant, Wisconsin, provides downhill and cross country skiing opportunities. The Antigo area residents have a year-round pool and lap pool. The Langlades County fairground has an indoor Ice Rink in winter, as well as a summer stock car racing facility. The National Anthem starts at 7 pm on Friday night. The town of Antigua is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in the town of Gahagan. The city's population is around 2,000. The area is known for its fishing, hunting, swimming, and snowmobiling. It is also home to a number of businesses, such as the Antigo Airport, which serves as a hub for air and sea travel in the area. It also has a large number of schools, including Antigo University and the University of Wisconsin-Gahagan, which offers a variety of sports and activities for students and adults. The community has a history of being heavily involved in local politics and politics. It was founded in 18th century as a center for the defense of the Wisconsin coast. It has been the seat of government since 17th century.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Antigo = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,632 individuals with a median age of 39.9 age the population dropped by -3.55% in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,203.25 residents per square mile of area (464.58/km²). There are average 2.22 people per household in the 3,587 households with an average household income of $33,120 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.10% of the available work force and has dropped -1.54% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.82%. The number of physicians in Antigo per 100,000 population = 104.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Antigo = 30.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 55.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 119. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 184. 80 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 60.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 59 years with median home cost = $86,130 and home appreciation of -1.10%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.95 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,042 per student. There are 13.7 students for each teacher in the school, 889 students for each Librarian and 381 students for each Counselor. 5.02% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.41% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.92% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Antigo's population in Langlade County, Wisconsin of 5,145 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,51-fold to 2,632 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.55% female residents and 47.45% male residents live in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 42.22% are single population.

  • 17.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Antigo require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.01% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.21% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.13% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.29% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, 60.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.50% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.59% are vacant.

  • The 65.81% of the population in Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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