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Waushara County

Population in July 2007: 1,037.
Males: 550  (53.0%)
Females: 487  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 54151.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $56,148 (it was $49,583 in 2000)
Aurora:

$56,148
Wisconsin:

$50,395
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,937

Aurora town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $160,107 (it was $102,500 in 2000)
Aurora:

$160,107
Wisconsin:

$166,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $184,691; Detached houses: $190,392; In 2-unit structures: $254,587; Mobile homes: $93,610

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Aurora races chart
  • White alone - 934 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Aurora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 154.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (59.9%), Polish (18.6%), English (7.6%), Norwegian (5.4%), United States (5.1%), Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.2 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Wisconsin:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Aurora town:  1.2% ($1,266)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (20.1 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (69.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (164.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Berlin, WI (1.9 miles ), Rushford, WI (2.5 miles ), Warren, WI (2.5 miles ), Seneca, WI (2.7 miles ), Poysippi, WI (2.7 miles ), Redgranite, WI (2.7 miles ), Nepeuskun, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 44.02 N, Longitude: 88.96 W

Area code: 715

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 130% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Aurora town center killed 7 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waushara County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:

  • BERLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; BERLIN, WI)
  • RIPON MED CTR (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; RIPON, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 21 miles; Oshkosh, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 31 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 47 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 54 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 55 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 62 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)

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Church in Aurora: Trinity Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Sacramento Cemetery (1), Sheads Island Cemetery (2), Welsh Cemetery (3), Pine Grove Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Auroraville Millpond 80 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Waushara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.00. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.00
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.4%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Aurora, WI

Aurora compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Aurora (based on Waushara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.71%
Here49.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents34.2%21.4%12.0%10.9%5.6%
Congregations8.7%15.2%17.4%13.0%4.3%
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents4.0%2.4%2.2%1.7%5.6%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%2.2%26.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Waushara County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Waushara County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Waushara County:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Waushara County:

28.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.9%
State:

13.0%

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, WI  1.08% ($39,753 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.60% ($37,407)
from Green Lake County, WI  0.47% ($32,571)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, WI  1.06% ($23,768 average AGI)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.59% ($37,321)
to Portage County, WI  0.45% ($28,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WISS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BERLIN, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WPKR (99.5 FM; OMRO, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWWX (96.9 FM; OSHKOSH, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCY-FM (100.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W203AV (88.5 FM; OSHKOSH, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $1,398,000
Total average daily traffic: 14,830
Total average daily truck traffic: 875
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 17,190


FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • O.8 Mile South Of Aurora (Lat: 45.771889 Lon: -88.098722), Call Sign: KSJ801
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999
    Registrant: Niagara Telephone Company, Niagara, WI 54151


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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