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Eagle River is a city in Vilas County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Eagle River is 45.917N. The longitude is -89.244W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,647 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,565.


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Median household income
Local
$23,611
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eagle River demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Vilas County Fair - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Klondike Days - Feb. 17-18, 2007
  • Cranberry Fest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Paul Bunyan Fest - Aug. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eagle River web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Nicolet National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Northwoods Children's Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Eagle River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vilas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54521 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Eagle River residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eagle River ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eagle River was $15,876, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Eagle River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Eagle River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.


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Libraries

Libraries in Eagle River include Walter E. Olson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Eagle River include Vilas County News-Review

TV stations in Eagle River include WYOW.

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Politics

Vilas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eagle River political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Eagle River workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Eagle River include Best Value Hiawatha Motor Inn, Days Inn, Super 8.

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