Balsam Lake, WI Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 1,384. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,431 (+3.4% change)
Males: 722 (52.2%), Females: 662 (47.8%)

Polk County

Zip code: 54810

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $45,909
Median house value: $124,100

Races in Balsam Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.3%), Norwegian (19.4%), Swedish (16.3%), Irish (10.8%), English (6.0%), Danish (5.5%).

Elevation: 1155 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Balsam Lake

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balsam Lake town

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +301 (+27.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Balsam Lake:

  • AMERY REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR (about 11 miles; AMERY, WI)
  • ST CROIX REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR INC (about 12 miles; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • OSCEOLA MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; OSCEOLA, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Balsam Lake:

  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 67 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 80 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • DULUTH INTL (about 97 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Balsam Lake:

  • AMERY MUNI (about 15 miles; AMERY, WI; Abbreviation: AHH)
  • L O SIMENSTAD MUNI (about 20 miles; OSCEOLA, WI; Abbreviation: OEO)
  • NEW RICHMOND MUNI (about 23 miles; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Abbreviation: RNH)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balsam Lake:

  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 43 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 55 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)

Schools

Public high school in Balsam Lake:

  • UNITY HI (Students: 357; Location: 1908 150TH ST – HIGHWAY 46 N; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Balsam Lake:

  • UNITY EL (Students: 481; Location: 1908 150TH ST – HIGHWAY 46 N; Grades: PK – 05)
  • UNITY MID (Students: 267; Location: 1908 150TH ST – HIGHWAY 46 N; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Balsam Lake:

  • BALSAM LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $51,369; Location: 404 MAIN ST.; 13,808 books; 595 audio materials; 441 video materials; 54 serial subscriptions)