Profile for Stevens Point, Wisconsin, WI
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Stevens Point is a city in Portage County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after George Stevens, settler.
The latitude of Stevens Point is 44.523N. The longitude is -89.574W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,412.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Stevens Point demographic reports
Stevens Point is on the Wisconsin River.
Former and merged names include:
· First Island
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Peter Weller, actor
Local festivals include:
- Riverfront Rendezvous - June 29-July 1, 2007
- Jazz Festival - Sept. 1-2, 2007
- Pacelli Panacea - Sept. 7-9, 2007
- Brews, Brats & Bands Celebration - Aug. 18, 2007
- Portage County Cultural Festival - May 5, 2007
- Harvest Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
- Arts Week - April 13-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Stevens Point web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Green Circle Trail, Schmeeckle Reserve
Colleges and universities:
Mid-State Technical College, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
33% of Stevens Point residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stevens Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stevens Point was $17,510, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Stevens Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Stevens Point festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Riverfront Rendezvous - J
- Portage County Cultural Festival - M
- Jazz Festival - S
- Harvest Festival - O
- Pacelli Panacea - S
- Arts Week - A
- Brews, Brats & Bands Celebration - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Stevens Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $818.
Libraries in Stevens Point include Portage County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Stevens Point include Portage County Gazette, Stevens Point Journal
Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stevens Point political report.
The average commute time for Stevens Point workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stevens Point between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Stevens Point include Baymont Inn, Best Western, Comfort Suites Stevens Point, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Point Motel, Stevens Point Fairfield Inn, Super 8.
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