Affordable Housing and Reliable Utilities
Offer a Lower Cost of Living
Price County offers a lower cost of living with affordable
housing and reliable utilities.
The median cost to purchase a home is $111,500 and home
ownership is at 80.7%. The average number of people per
household is 2.37. The median rental cost is $545 per
Price County has many reliable rental companies and real
estate agencies so you can find the right home or rental for
Local real estate agencies include Belan Realty, Birchland
Realty, First Weber, Hilgart Realty, and RE/MAX New
Xcel Energy (Northern States Power) provides electricity to
Brantwood, Catawba, Fifield, Kennan, Ogema, Park Falls,
Phillips, and Prentice. Natural gas is provided by Xcel
Energy to Fifield, Ogema, Park Falls, Phillips, and Prentice.
They can be reached at 1-800-895-4999.
Price Electric Co-op, Inc. provides electrical service to rural
Price County customers. They can be reached at 715-339-
2155, 1-800-884-0881, or 1-800-889-7458 (after hours).
To heat their homes, 34% of residents use natural gas, 27.5%
use LP gas, 23% burn wood, and 10% use electricity.
Municipal water and sewage treatment facilities are
provided by Fifield, Park Falls, Phillips, and Prentice.
Catawba, Kennan, and Ogema provide sewage treatment
facilities. These facilities have sufficient expansion capacity
to meet development needs well into the future.
"I live in Price County for a wide range of
reasons. The biggest reason is because my
family has established their roots here.
Beyond family, I am here because Phillips
Medisize (formerly Phillips Plastics) afforded
me the opportunity to advance in the
company. If you apply yourself, this area
provides opportunities. In addition to offering
employment opportunities, housing is
affordable. To own a similar home in a large
city, I would have had to pay more than
double the cost of my house. Also, I would be
remiss if I didn't mention the outdoor
recreation provided by Price County. There
are thousands of acres of public hunting land,
as well as lakes and streams, to enjoy. From
fishing to kayaking and enjoying water sports,
the county offers a wealth of options for
outdoor enthusiasts. Finally, the schools are a
great place for my daughters to receive a
quality education as well as partake in a wide
range of extra-curricular activities. It's
difficult to sum up why I live in Price County,
because there are so many great reasons to
live, work, and play here."
Steve Teeters, Phillips
Economic Development Association, Ltd.