The name is the same, but that's where similarity ends

Among the corn and soybean fields is the town of Eagle Point, WI. This town hall made of brick is one of the few buildings spotted along the Hwy. Note the eagle in front.

Among the corn and soybean fields is the town of Eagle Point, WI. This town hall made of brick is one of the few buildings spotted along the Hwy. Note the eagle in front.

The picture of the town hall  in Eagle Point, Wisconsin prompted us to do some quick searching on the Internet to see just how many Eagle Point towns there were and to learn something about them.

In the United States, we found two, in addition to our own Eagle Point. There is the  one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota.

Eagle Point, Minnesota, close to the Canadian border, has a higher per capita income than Eagle Point and their population is more evenly divided than is that of Eagle Point, Oregon.

Eagle Point, Wisconsin has a higher per capita income than does Eagle Point, Oregon. Their male-female population is also almost evenly divided. Far fewer families were below the poverty level in Eagle Point, Wisconsin.

But, there are other things to consider (in addition to their bitterly cold winters).

Eagle Point, Minnesota has a population of 33. Their per capita income in 2000 was $16,069 a little over $5,000 below the national average while their household income was close to the national average, with $40,000 for Eagle Point families compared to a figure of  $41,994 nationally.

Eagle Point, Oregon, with a population of 8,565 in 2007, had according to the 2000 census  4,797 residents, with a   household income of $37,557 and a per capita income of $15,501.  The males out numbered females by 100 to 89.7. And 12.8 percent of Eagle Point, Oregon residents were below the poverty level.

While we are comparing figures, one should remember a good corn or wheat crop (or a poor one) in Eagle Point, Minnesota could change their financial picture rather quickly. And, with both Eagle Point, Minnesota and Eagle Point, Wisconsin, there was little to learn about them except what the Census Bureau offered.

Eagle Point, Wisconsin with its 2000 census of 3,049 people was nearly evenly divided between adult male and females. The median income for a household $54,250. The per capita income was $19,421. About 5.7 percent of the population was below the poverty level.

We also went looking for other communities with the name of Shady Cove. While there may be some, we were unable to locate any.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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