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Balsam Lake is a village in Polk County.
It is the county seat. [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 45.452N. The longitude is -92.454W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,161 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 977.
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 54810 ZIP code.
29% of Balsam Lake residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $19,576, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $867.
Libraries in Balsam Lake include Balsam Lake Public Library ... View libraries
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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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