Piehl is a town in Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The unincorporated community of Gagen is located in the town.
Home to Gagen Land & Cedar Company around 1900, the primary industries of Piehl were farming and lumber. White cedar posts and poles, piling, railroad ties and pulp wood were produced. The owner of Gagen Land & Cedar Company was Fred Piehl. March 25, 1908, the town of Piehl was created to consist of Township 37 north of Range 11 east, detached from the towns of Three Lakes and Monico.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.0 square miles (98.4 km2), of which 37.4 square miles (96.8 km2) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.5 km2) (1.55%) is water.
The population in Piehl is 93. There are 2 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Piehl is 46.5, the US median age is 37.4. The number of people per household in Piehl is 2.2, the US average of people per household is 2.6.
Family in Piehl
- 50.0% are married
- 16.3% are divorced
- 32.0% are married with children
- 8.0% have children, but are single
Race in Piehl
- 98.8% are white
- 0.0% are black
- 1.2% are asian
- 0.0% are native american
- 0.0% claim Other
- 0.0% claim Hispanic Ethnicity
- 0.0% Two or More Races
- 0.0% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander
In the town, the population was spread out, with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,101. There were no families and 4.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (KRHI) serves Piehl, the county and surrounding communities with both scheduled commercial jet service and general aviation services.
The Town of Piehl is the Three Lakes school districts, and is also served by two parochial elementary schools in Rhinelander. The Nicolet Technical College, located in Rhinelander, serves the town. Three libraries serve the town, including the Three Lakes Library, Rhinelander Library and the Nicolet Technical College library also in Rhinelander.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Piehl:
- Northcentral Technical College (about 54 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 82 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 94 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
- Mid-State Technical College (about 95 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 99 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
- Saint Norbert College (about 100 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
- Fox Valley Technical College (about 102 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
The nearest medical facility depends on location in the Town. Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander is closest for most of the town, but northern parts of the town are closer to Memorial Hospital in Eagle River. Both are available to provide 24-hour emergency service and critical care.
Hospitals and medical centers near Piehl:
- MINISTRY ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI) CRANDON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CRANDON, WI)
- DAVITA – PINE CREST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- SACRED HEART, ST MARY’S INC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- FRIENDLY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- FRIENDLY VILLAGE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- HORIZONS UNLIMITED (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
Outdoor Points of Interest
Town of Piehl owns and maintains two boat landings.
Piehl is about 24,500 acres and has over four lakes. Much of the town is forested. Piehl is part of the Northern Highland geomorphic region with a glacial landscape that includes gently rolling, rounded, forested hills rising above adjacent marshy areas.
The Town is surrounded by the Towns of Monico, Stella, Three Lakes, and Hiles in Forest County, as well as, being part of Oneida County.
Piehl is home to an impressive selection of attractions and experiences, making it well worth a visit.
Great Lakes or Chains
Piehl is about 24,500 acres and has over four lakes. Much of the town is forested.
Spur Lake. Spur Lake is a 113 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 3 feet. Fish include Panfish and Northern Pike. The lake’s water is moderately clear.
Ginty Lake. Ginty Lake is a 138 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 12 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Margaret Lake. Margaret Lake is a 86 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 14 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Gust Lake. Gust Lake is a 16 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 6 feet. Fish include Panfish and Northern Pike.
Art Centers, Community Centers, and ETC
The Town Hall is located on along County Highway C. The Town Hall serves as a meeting room available for Town residents use and includes a kitchen and restrooms.
PRE-COVID AVERAGE PRICE AND POST-COVID AVERAGE PRICE
Pre-Covid Ave Price Sold: $101,000.00
Post-Covid Ave Price Sold: $275,500.00