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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Nickname: Gateway to the Pineries
Location of Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Location of Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°31′23″N 89°33′37″W / 44.52306, -89.56028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Portage
Government
 - Mayor Andrew Halverson
Area
 - City 16.2 sq mi (42.0 km²)
 - Land 15.3 sq mi (39.7 km²)
 - Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km²)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 24,551
 - Density 1,603.7/sq mi (619.2/km²)
 - Metro 48,123
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-77200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1574878[2]
Website: www.stevenspoint.com

Stevens Point is a city in and the county seat of Portage County, Wisconsin, United States.[3] Located in the central part of the state, it is the largest city in the county, with a population of 24,551 at the 2000 census. The city was incorporated in 1858. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links WIMap-doton-Stevens_Point. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... List of 72 counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Categories: | ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Stevens Point was named after its founder, George Stevens, who ran several saloons on what is today known as "The Square." Loggers on the Wisconsin River found this a convenient stopping point, as the river bends slightly and one could tell from far upstream whether Stevens' point was open for business. Singles bar redirects here. ... A logger can be: A lumberjack or woodcutter A program or hardware device that records events or messages to a log file Keystroke logger A fat and hairy boy/man See also: Logbook, Logging Category: ... The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. ...


(A local legend also claims that Stevens Point is a corruption of "Stevens Pint", a reference to Stevens' alleged practice of serving whiskey by the pint.) The pint is an English unit of volume or capacity in the imperial system and United States customary units, equivalent in each system to one half of a quart, and one eighth of a gallon. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ...


The city is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), a small university with almost 10,000 students known for its graduate and undergraduate natural resource degrees, and its forestry, paper science, biology, and teaching degrees. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (also known as UW-Stevens Point or UWSP) is a public university located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. ...


Stevens Point hosts the world's largest trivia contest, run by UWSP's radio station, WWSP-FM. Look up trivia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WWSP 89. ...


Together with surrounding communities, the Stevens Point micropolitan area was, according to the 2000 census, home to 48,123 people. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Stevens Point Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Portage County (2000 population: 67,182). A Micropolis (mini-city) is a demographics term that gained currency in the 1990s to describe growing population centers in the United States that are far removed from a large city, even 100 miles or more. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A Micropolis (mini-city) is a demographics term that gained currency in the 1990s to describe growing population centers in the United States that are far removed from a large city, even 100 miles (160 km) or more. ...


Stevens Point was listed in Relocate-America's™ Top 10 Best Places to Live in 2007 for the United States.

Contents

Notable people

William A. Bablitch (born March 1, 1941) is a politician and lawyer from Wisconsin. ... Tim Bedore is an American comedian born in Chicago, IL. His parents moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin when he was a child. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... William D. Ferris is an American amateur astronomer and a television producer/director. ... Donald J. Hanaway (December 25, 1933 - September 15, 1995) was the Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin from 1987 - 1991. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kathy Kinney Kathy Kinney (b. ... Ross Kolodziej (born May 11, 1978 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) is an American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). ... Janel McCarville (born on November 3, 1982 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) was a standout collegiate womens basketball player at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), nicknamed the Golden Gophers. ... Jim Newman was a physics graduate student at Rice University, and later, an astronaut. ... Brad Soderberg while at the University of Wisconsin. ... Chris Solinsky, born December 5, 1984, is one of the best distance runners in American high school history. ... Peter Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor, director and lecturer. ... Frederic Carl Reichardt (born March 16, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin) was an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels/California Angels (1964-70), Washington Senators (1970), Chicago White Sox (1971-73) and Kansas City Royals (1973-74). ... Patrick Rothfuss (born 1973) is an American fantasy writer and college lecturer. ... Anthony Guy Bennett (born June 1, 1969 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American former professional basketball player and currently the mens basketball coach at Washington State University. ... Curt Clausen (born 9 October 1967) is an American race walker. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Joe Pavelski (born July 11, 1984 in Plover, Wisconsin) is an American hockey player for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ...

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.1 km² (16.2 mi²). 39.7 km² (15.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (5.61%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


It is surrounded by several smaller villages and towns, including Plover, Whiting, Custer, Park Ridge, and the Town of Hull. On average, the temperature ranges from 20° to 80° Fahrenheit. All four seasons can be distinctly observed, with snow falling most heavily in December and January and temperatures rising to their average summer levels of about 70° in July and August. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the Wisconsin differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the Wisconsin differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Plover is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Whiting is a village located in Portage County, Wisconsin. ... Custer is an unincorporated town in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Park Ridge is a village located in Portage County, Wisconsin. ... Hull is a town located in Portage County, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 24,551 people, 9,305 households, and 4,652 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.2/km² (1,603.2/mi²). There were 9,749 housing units at an average density of 245.9/km² (636.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.53% White, 0.47% African American, 0.46% Native American, 4.78% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,305 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city, the population was spread out, with 18.2% under the age of 18, 30.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,178, and the median income for a family was $53,176. Males had a median income of $37,894 versus $28,114 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,510. About 6.3% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.0% of those 65 and older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Stevens Point is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, established in 1894 as the Stevens Point Normal School. The university currently enrolls approximately 8700 students in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 and has the highest percentage of undergraduate courses taught by regular faculty in the entire UW System. It is consistently named one of the top Public Midwestern Universities-Master's in U.S. News and World Report’s College Rankings. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 589 pixelsFull resolution (1765 × 1299 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 589 pixelsFull resolution (1765 × 1299 pixel, file size: 1. ... The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (also known as UW-Stevens Point or UWSP) is a public university located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. ...


Other educational institutions include Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point Area Public School District and Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools. High Schools include Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) and Pacelli High School. Middle and Junior high schools are P.J. Jacobs, Ben Franklin, and St. Peters. Elementary schools are St. Stans and St. Steves. Mid-State Technical College (also MSTC) is a technical (community) college in central Wisconsin. ... The Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools (SPACS) is a private, PreK-12 Catholic school system in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of La Crosse. ... Stevens Point Area Senior High (commonly called SPASH) is located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. ... Pacelli High School is a private secondary school located on the north side of Stevens Point, Wisconsin in the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. ...


Religion

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Civic features

Major employers in the area include NewPage Corporation paper mill, Sentry Insurance, AIG Travel Guard, The Noel Group (travel and insurance), Copps Corporation, Donaldson Company, Skyward (software design), Joerns Medical, Delta Dental (insurance), Lands' End, Associated Bank, Canadian National Railway, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Worzalla Publishing, and the Stevens Point Brewery. The West Virginia Paper Company or Westvaco was established in 1888 by William Luke on 50 acres (202,000 m²) of land along the Potomac River, known as West Piedmont (now Luke, Maryland). ... International Paper Companys Kraft paper mill in Georgetown, South Carolina. ... Sentry Insurance, founded 1904, is an insurance company located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. ... Roundys is a supermarket chain with about 142 stores in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. ... Stevens Point Brewery is a regional American brewery located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. ...


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To the south of Stevens Point is the Village of Plover which is developing into a regional destination for hotels, shopping, and restaurants. The city is located along the Wisconsin River, at the intersection of Interstate Highway 39 and US Highway 10. Stevens Point is a midway point for affluent tourists heading to Wisconsin's North Woods from large cites such as Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. Major retailers are moving into the area, large hotels are being built, and many restaurants are pouring into the Stevens Point area.


Stevens Point is located in the geographic center of Wisconsin, making it a popular destination for state conventions and state youth sporting events including soccer and hockey. The hospitality industry is rapidly growing in Stevens Point with the addition or remodeling of over 500 hotel rooms since 2004.


The area has 20 developed parks, a 26-mile bicycle and jogging trail (The Green Circle Trail) that surrounds and winds through the city, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, a premier country club, public and private elementary/high school systems, a community theater group (cwACT), a children's museum, many small businesses, churches of various denominations, and a group of museums run by the Portage County Historical Society, including the Beth Israel Congregation Museum, located in the former synagogue (the synagogue has been defunct since 1985). City-wide events range from the Fourth of July Riverfront Rendezvous to the Portage County Cultural Festival. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... The synagogue Scolanova Trani in Italy. ... This article is about the year. ...


The downtown area was designated a "Wisconsin Main Street Community" and offers unique specialty shops, a wide variety of restaurants, an enclosed shopping mall, and many offices. The city and county offices are located downtown as well as a major bank regional headquarters and two major insurance companies. The downtown also offers a vibrant nightlife on "The Square" that is very popular with college students.


The city is served by two airports. Commercial service is available through Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), which is located midway between Stevens Point and Wausau. This airport is served by three major airlines. General aviation, air cargo, and charter flights utilize the Stevens Point Municipal Airport (STE).


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  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin is at coordinates 44°31′23″N 89°33′37″W / 44.523036, -89.560321 (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)Coordinates: 44°31′23″N 89°33′37″W / 44.523036, -89.560321 (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)
 
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Stevens Point is a city located in Portage County in central Wisconsin.
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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) is one of fifteen institutions in the University of Wisconsin System and grants baccalaureate and master's degrees.
UWSP opened its doors in 1894 as Stevens Point Normal School after securing land and funding from the city of Stevens Point and the county.
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