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Balsam Lake is a town in Polk County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Balsam Lake. For links to other places called Balsam Lake, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Balsam Lake is 45.424N. The longitude is -92.47W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,384.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Balsam Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk 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 54824 ZIP code.
28% of Balsam Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Balsam Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Balsam Lake was $22,248, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Balsam Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Balsam Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Balsam Lake political report.
The average commute time for Balsam Lake workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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