Project teams

 

  • EMPTY BOWLS -
    annual fundraiser
  • GRANTS - for those fighting to prevent hunger & poverty.

Community Information - Stevens Point, WI

Community informationStevens Point is centrally located in the state along the Wisconsin River with a population of 24,551 as of the 2000 census. The city was incorporated in 1858 and was listed in Relocate-America's™ Top 10 Best Places to Live in for the United States. Stevens Point is approximately 110 miles north of Madison, 250 miles northwest of Chicago, and 215 miles east of Minneapolis.

As of the census year 2000, the population of Portage County was 67,182 with 25,040 households, and 16,501 families residing in the county. Its county seat is Stevens Point. The racial makeup of the county was 95.73% White , 0.32% Black or African American , 0.36% Native American , 2.25% Asian , 0.04% Pacific Islander , 0.43% from other races , and 0.86% from two or more races, 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.8% were of Polish , 31.6% German , 5.4% Norwegian and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000 . 93.9% spoke English , 1.7% Spanish , 1.6% Polish and 1.3% Hmong as their first language.

Major employers in Stevens Point include:

Canadian National Railroad
Delta Dental
Lands' End
Noel Group
Saint Michael's Hospital
Sentry Insurance
Skyward
Stevens Point Brewery
Stora Enso North America
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Worzalla Publishing

Cities and Towns Located within Portage County:

  • Alban
  • Almond
  • Almond (town)
  • Amherst (town)
  • Amherst
  • Amherst Junction
  • Belmont
  • Buena Vista
  • Carson
  • Dewey
  • Eau Pleine
  • Grant
  • Hull
  • Junction City
  • Lanark
  • Linwood
  • Milladore (partial)
  • Nelsonville
  • New Hope
  • Park Ridge
  • Pine Grove
  • Plover
  • Plover (town)
  • Rosholt
  • Sharon
  • Stevens Point
  • Stockton
  • Whiting