Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 16,369 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 8,315  (50.8%)
Females: 8,054  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53916.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,469 (it was $37,873 in 2000)
Beaver Dam:

$47,469
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,625 (it was $19,592 in 2000)

Beaver Dam city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,064 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Beaver Dam:

$131,064
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $209,415; detached houses: $218,571; townhouses or other attached units: $173,656; in 2-unit structures: $145,694; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,571; mobile homes: $37,185

Median gross rent in 2017: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beaver Dam: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beaver Dam, WI (2017)
    • 14,31987.1%White alone
    • 1,2647.7%Hispanic
    • 3322.0%Two or more races
    • 2221.4%American Indian alone
    • 1661.0%Black alone
    • 900.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 88 registered sex offenders living in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beaver Dam is 188 to 1.


Crime rates in Beaver Dam by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.1)
11
(67.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.3)
3
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(32.8)
2
(12.3)
3
(18.5)
1
(6.1)
3
(18.3)
1
(6.0)
3
(18.0)
3
(18.2)
4
(24.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(26.5)
4
(26.3)
4
(25.7)
10
(65.5)
3
(19.8)
2
(13.1)
2
(12.3)
5
(30.8)
7
(42.9)
5
(30.5)
3
(18.0)
15
(90.1)
26
(157.3)
10
(61.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(245.2)
74
(486.6)
53
(340.8)
65
(426.0)
74
(489.5)
84
(550.5)
57
(350.0)
83
(511.2)
104
(637.0)
70
(427.2)
37
(222.6)
59
(354.6)
41
(248.1)
21
(128.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
386
(2,558)
464
(3,051)
437
(2,810)
416
(2,726)
477
(3,156)
398
(2,608)
413
(2,536)
402
(2,476)
470
(2,879)
370
(2,258)
379
(2,280)
329
(1,977)
264
(1,598)
210
(1,281)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(33.1)
5
(32.9)
3
(19.3)
5
(32.8)
2
(13.2)
5
(32.8)
2
(12.3)
5
(30.8)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.1)
8
(48.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.3)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)129.4169.2153.9160.5165.5157.9138.0149.0170.6131.8122.3132.6128.4137.3

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City-data.com crime index in Beaver Dam, WI

Crime rate in Beaver Dam detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 37 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (52.6%), American (4.9%), Polish (4.0%), Irish (3.5%), Norwegian (2.8%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 879 feet

Land area: 5.22 square miles.

Population density: 3,134 people per square mile   (average).

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin map

395 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.4%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,645 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,530 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (38.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (126.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Calamus, WI (2.5 miles ),
Westford, WI (2.6 miles ),
Burnett, WI (2.6 miles ),
Juneau, WI (2.8 miles ),
Fox Lake, WI (2.8 miles ),
Lowell, WI (2.9 miles ),
Randolph, WI (3.2 miles ),
Horicon, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.46 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +857 (+5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,970 (49.8%)

Area code: 920

Distribution of median household income in Beaver Dam, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Beaver Dam, WI in 2017
Beaver Dam satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $194,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Beaver Dam, WI residents
Average permit cost in Beaver Dam, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Beaver Dam, WI
Historical housing units in Beaver Dam, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +854 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Beaver Dam, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Food (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.5%)
  • Machinery (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Food (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Beaver Dam, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.55
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.0105. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Beaver Dam-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Beaver Dam city center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaver Dam-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 349.9 miles away from Beaver Dam center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 324.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 348.6 miles away from Beaver Dam center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 382.6 miles away from Beaver Dam center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 338.9 miles away from Beaver Dam center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dodge County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beaver Dam topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Beaver Dam:

  • BEAVER DAM COM HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 707 S UNIVERSITY AVE)
  • BEAVER DAM CARE CENTER
  • BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (208 LACROSSE ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BEAVER DAM (410 ROEDL CT)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR (803 S UNIVERSITY AVE)
  • BEAVER DAM DIALYSIS (110 MONROE STREET)
  • HILLSIDE HOME CARE (709 S UNIVERSITY AVE)

Heliports located in Beaver Dam:

Amtrak station near Beaver Dam:

  • 13 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver Dam:

  • Marian University (about 31 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 31 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 32 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 35 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 40 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public high schools in Beaver Dam:

Private high school in Beaver Dam:

  • WAYLAND ACADEMY (Students: 196, Location: 101 N UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Beaver Dam:

Private elementary/middle schools in Beaver Dam:

  • ST KATHARINE DREXEL SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 503 S SPRING ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST STEPHENS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 412 W MAPLE AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Beaver Dam

Library in Beaver Dam:

  • BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $988,979; Location: 311 N. SPRING ST.; 120,636 books; 8,825 e-books; 15,657 audio materials; 12,206 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 165 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The address for Wayland Academy, the private high school is incorrect. The correct address is 101 N. University Ave.
  • Birthplace of actor Fred MacMurray
  • For Wayland Acaademy the correct information is Students: 220; Location: 101 NORTH UNIVERSITY AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beaver Dam: Beaver Dam Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), North Centre Street Station Beaver Dam Water Works (B), Beaver Dam Water Works (C), Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department (D), Beaver Dam Community Library (E), Wayland Hall (F), Roundy Hall (G), Linfield Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beaver Dam include: Covenant Church (A), Cornerstone Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Free Methodist Church (E), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Zion United Methodist Church (H), Zion Pentecostal Tabernacle Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Beaver Dam Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Beaver Dam include: Edgewater Park (1), Lakeview Park (2), Roller Avenue Park (3), Swan Park (4), Waterworks Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dodge County Historical Society (Museums; 105 Park Avenue).

Hotels: Best Western Campus Motor (815 Park Avenue), Americinn Beaver Dam (325 Seippel Boulevard), Grand View Motel (1510 North Center Street), Heffron White House (112 Washington Street), Americinn - Beaver Dam- Wi (325 Seippel Blvd).

Court: Beaver Dam City - Municipal Court (205 South Lincoln Avenue).

Birthplace of: Jason Maas - Football player, Parry Moon - Electrical engineer, Nick Sirota - Ice hockey player, Robert Kastenmeier - Politician, Andre Jacque - Politician, Bill Rentmeester - Football player, Bobby Hatfield - (1940-2003), singer, the Righteous Brothers, David Maley - Ice hockey player, Doug Lloyd - Football player, Eric Schultz - College football player (Iowa State Cyclones).

Dodge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beaver Dam and their reported violations in the past:

BEAVER DAM WATER UTILITY (Population served: 15,565, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
OLD HICKORY COUNTRY CLUB - CLUB HOUSE (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2012), St Boil Water Order (MAY-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-20-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2007)
DAKOTA CAPITALCOURT (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2013)
OLD HICKORY COUNTRY CLUB - 15 TEE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUL-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2011)
MARSH HAVEN NATURE CTR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between MAR-2009 and OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2009)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beaver Dam that have no violations reported:

  • UNITED COOPERATIVE STORE & OFFICES (Population served: 542, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MISCHLERS HARLEY DAVIDSON & BMW (Population served: 69, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW LIFE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEPSI BEVERAGE CO, BEAVER DAM (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEIPSIC TAVERN (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PTASCHINSKI CONSTRUCTION, INC (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNITED COOP PICKETT BRANCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Beaver Dam in 2010:

  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 167 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Beaver Dam in 2000:

  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Beaver Dam (2011 data):

  • Horicon Bank: Beaver Dam Branch, Beaver Dam Branch, Charleston House Facility, Spring Street Branch. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $506.5 mil, Deposits: $440.0 mil, headquarters in Horicon, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Sword Financial Corporation
  • The American National Bank of Beaver Dam: The American National Bank Branch, Northside Branch, The American National Bank Of Beaver. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $110.5 mil, Deposits: $98.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bank Of Beaver Dam Employee Stock Ownership Trust
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Beaver Dam Drive-Up Branch at 200 North Spring Street, branch established on 1970/01/05; Beaver Dam Main Office Branch at 124 North Spring Street, branch established on 1911/09/20. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Beaver Dam Branch at 114 Monroe Street, branch established on 2002/07/02. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Beaver Dam Branch at 201 Park Avenue, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • National Exchange Bank and Trust: Beaver Dam Regular Branch at 1609 Spring Street, branch established on 2004/04/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,273.7 mil, Deposits: $956.4 mil, headquarters in Fond Du Lac, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Neb Corporation
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Beaver Dam Branch at 120 Park Avenue, branch established on 1865/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Bank Mutual: 130 W Maple Street Branch at 130 W Maple Avenue, branch established on 1940/08/14. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,497.0 mil, Deposits: $2,046.0 mil, headquarters in Brown Deer, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 79 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Beaver Dam:

Marital status in Beaver Dam, WI
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Beaver Dam:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Beaver Dam
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beaver Dam, WI (based on Dodge County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,75762
Catholic13,43713
Mainline Protestant12,36332
Other2652
Orthodox--
None43,937-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Dodge County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Dodge County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dodge County:

8.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Beaver Dam:

49.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Beaver Dam:

45.7%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Beaver Dam:

28.7
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beaver Dam:

10.6%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Beaver Dam:

55.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beaver Dam, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$173,594$69,4380$0
Firefighters 18$119,190$79,4600$0
Streets and Highways 15$70,925$56,7400$0
Water Supply 8$46,105$69,1581$996
Parks and Recreation 7$32,352$55,46116$5,124
Police - Other 5$18,411$44,18619$10,945
Local Libraries 5$21,244$50,98613$9,796
Financial Administration 4$20,693$62,0791$1,249
Sewerage 4$22,134$66,4021$1,448
Other Government Administration 3$13,006$52,0240$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,363$44,1780$0
Fire - Other 1$3,614$43,3687$3,369
Judicial and Legal 1$6,760$81,1202$4,253
Totals for Government 103$555,391$64,70660$37,180

Beaver Dam government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,951,000 ($119.19)
    Regular Highways: $1,332,000 ($81.37)
    General - Other: $221,000 ($13.50)
    Health - Other: $193,000 ($11.79)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($2.26)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($1.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,081,000 ($249.31)
    Sewerage: $4,080,000 ($249.25)
    Water Utilities: $2,846,000 ($173.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,387,000 ($145.82)
    Regular Highways: $2,276,000 ($139.04)
    Libraries: $1,082,000 ($66.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $838,000 ($51.19)
    General - Other: $659,000 ($40.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $656,000 ($40.08)
    Transit Utilities: $636,000 ($38.85)
    Financial Administration: $552,000 ($33.72)
    Central Staff Services: $361,000 ($22.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $214,000 ($13.07)
    Health - Other: $167,000 ($10.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $151,000 ($9.22)
    General Public Buildings: $125,000 ($7.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $41,000 ($2.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $952,000 ($58.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $125,000 ($7.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000 ($7.58)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($6.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,250,000 ($442.91)

Beaver Dam government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,079,000 ($249.19)
    Other: $813,000 ($49.67)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($47.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($7.39)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $533,000 ($32.56)
    Highways: $7,000 ($0.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $222,000 ($13.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000 ($12.34)
    Sale of Property: $188,000 ($11.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $119,000 ($7.27)
    Special Assessments: $96,000 ($5.86)
    Rents: $38,000 ($2.32)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,186,000 ($133.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,951,000 ($119.19)
    Highways: $914,000 ($55.84)
    Transit Utilities: $564,000 ($34.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000 ($20.34)
    Education: $279,000 ($17.04)
    Other: $197,000 ($12.03)
  • Tax - Property: $11,061,000 ($675.73)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $219,000 ($13.38)
    Other License: $176,000 ($10.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $138,000 ($8.43)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.12)

Beaver Dam government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,835,000 ($1517.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,540,000 ($1438.08)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,365,000 ($572.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,918,000 ($544.81)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,427,000 ($514.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,070,000 ($493.01)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $491,000 ($30.00)

Beaver Dam government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,564,000 ($706.46)

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, WI  0.95% ($39,056 average AGI)
from Fond du Lac County, WI  0.76% ($41,356)
from Washington County, WI  0.67% ($43,232)


6.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, WI  0.98% ($39,456 average AGI)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.90% ($43,480)
to Washington County, WI  0.57% ($45,652)
Businesses in Beaver Dam, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
AutoZone1Nike4
Best Western1Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Staples1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular3
Jimmy John's1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets9

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaver Dam:

  • WBEV (1430 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDL (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAUPUN, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaver Dam:

  • WXRO (95.3 FM; BEAVER DAM, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WFDL-FM (97.7 FM; LOMIRA, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS OF FOND DU LAC, INC.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WMDC (98.7 FM; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBWI-FM (92.5 FM; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKR (99.5 FM; OMRO, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beaver Dam:

  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Beaver Dam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • $3,199,000Total costs
  • 350,255Total average daily traffic
  • 9,733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 282,329Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Beaver Dam, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 122010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Beaver Dam, WI

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 57. The highest number of reported fires - 89 took place in 2018, and the least - 32 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Beaver Dam, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.2%), and Outside Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beaver Dam, WI
    • 45547.2%Structure Fires
    • 29130.2%Outside Fires
    • 15315.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 646.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beaver Dam, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, 711 Park Ave, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 , Phone: (920) 887-8880, Fax: (920) 887-8880
  • Americinn, 325 Seippel Blvd, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 , Phone: (920) 356-9000, Fax: (920) 356-9094
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Most common first names in Beaver Dam, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32077.0 years
Mary27482.2 years
William24877.7 years
Robert21271.7 years
Frank15679.7 years
Dorothy15278.9 years
Edward15278.5 years
Helen15081.5 years
Margaret15080.1 years
Joseph14677.6 years
Most common last names in Beaver Dam, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller13875.8 years
Schmidt9077.7 years
Schultz8679.0 years
Smith8075.5 years
Krueger7076.3 years
Neuman6678.0 years
Linde5880.0 years
Bauer5277.9 years
Hammer5080.5 years
Wendt5076.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beaver Dam, WI
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beaver Dam, WI
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Beaver Dam compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
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