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Population in 2012: 16,291 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 

Males: 8,263  (50.7%)
Females: 8,028  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  37.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53916.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,982 (it was $37,873 in 2000)
Beaver Dam:

$43,982
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,962

Beaver Dam city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,406 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Beaver Dam:

$118,406
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,177; Detached houses: $138,307; Townhouses or other attached units: $110,404; In 2-unit structures: $120,960; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $185,028; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,496; Mobile homes: $62,537

Median gross rent in 2012: $741.

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  • White alone - 14,406 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,215 (7.5%)
  • Black alone - 283 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 168 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 106 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beaver Dam: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.3%), Irish (8.5%), Polish (6.5%), English (5.4%), Norwegian (5.2%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 879 feet

Land area: 5.22 square miles.

Population density: 3,119 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Beaver Dam:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaver Dam city:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

656 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  4.0%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,637 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,634 (2.1%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $137,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.46 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +554 (+3.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,547 (45.3%)

Area code: 920

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Crime rates in Beaver Dam by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0300101100010
per 100,000 0.019.60.00.06.60.06.66.40.00.00.06.10.0
Robberies 0253010330523
per 100,000 0.013.132.519.90.06.60.019.319.70.032.812.318.5
Assaults 11510111444103225
per 100,000 72.532.765.073.16.626.526.325.765.519.813.112.330.8
Burglaries 53545865453774536574845783
per 100,000 349.5353.5376.9431.7299.0245.2486.6340.8426.0489.5550.5350.0511.2
Thefts 387555536500420386464437416477398413402
per 100,000 2552.13632.93483.03320.52790.92558.23050.82810.12726.13155.62608.52536.12476.1
Auto thefts 14151112555352525
per 100,000 92.398.271.579.733.233.132.919.332.813.232.812.330.8
Arson 303N/A320000000
per 100,000 19.80.019.5N/A19.913.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 154.2212.0201.7197.4147.4134.5175.8159.9166.7172.0164.1143.4154.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +854 (+6.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Beaver Dam: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Beaver Dam-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 154% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dodge County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jason Maas - Football player, Parry Moon - Electrical engineer, Nick Sirota - Ice hockey player, Robert Kastenmeier - Politician, Andre Jacque - Politician, Bill Rentmeester - Player of football, 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).


Hospitals/medical centers in Beaver Dam:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Beaver Dam, WI

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:

  • Madison Area Technical College (about 35 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 40 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 42 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 44 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Carroll University (about 44 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,756)

Public high schools in Beaver Dam:

Private high school in Beaver Dam:

  • WAYLAND ACADEMY (Students: 238; Location: 101 N UNIVERSITY AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Beaver Dam:

  • Beaver Dam Mid (Students: 723; Location: 108 4th St; Grades: 6-8)
  • Wilson El (Students: 371; Location: 405 W 3rd St; Grades: KG-5)
  • Prairie View El (Students: 332; Location: 510 N Crystal Lake Rd; Grades: KG-5)
  • Jefferson El (Students: 330; Location: 301 Brook St; Grades: KG-5)
  • Washington El (Students: 300; Location: 600 Grove St; Grades: KG-5)
  • Lincoln El (Students: 250; Location: 210 Gould St; Grades: KG-5)
  • South Beaver Dam El (Students: 161; Location: W9787 County Road D; Grades: KG-5)
  • Trenton El (Students: 119; Location: N8954 County Road W; Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Beaver Dam:

  • ST KATHARINE DREXEL SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 503 S SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST STEPHENS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 412 W MAPLE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
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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)

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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).

 
Dodge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 PM10 CO  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.2. This is about average.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00581. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00581
U.S.:

0.05221
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.8
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0995. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0995
U.S.:

0.3342

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

BEAVER DAM WATER UTILITY (Population served: 15545, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-12-2006)
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
OLD HICKORY COUNTRY CLUB - CLUB HOUSE (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
COACHLITE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-19-2000 and MAY-04-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OLD HICKORY COUNTRY CLUB - #15 TEE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MARSH HAVEN NATURE CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MISCHLERS HARLEY DAVIDSON & BMW (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEPSI AMERICAS (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PTASCHINSKI CONSTRUCTION, INC (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEIPSIC TAVERN (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 30.4% for other race residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Beaver Dam, WI

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

Beaver Dam compared to Wisconsin state average:

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.


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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

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

  • Super 8, 711 Park Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 , Phone: (920) 887-8880, Fax: (920) 887-8880
  • Americinn, 325 Seippel Blvd, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 , Phone: (920) 356-9000, Fax: (920) 356-9094
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Beaver Dam travel time to work - commute


Beaver Dam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.48%
Here63.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents30.7%18.9%13.7%12.1%5.4%
Congregations14.4%18.6%10.2%11.0%4.2%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%3.9%1.9%1.7%7.6%
Congregations5.9%6.8%4.2%3.4%21.2%
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: 13
Dodge 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
This county:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dodge County:

28.8%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$19,386$46,5260$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,443$53,7720$0
Judicial and Legal 3$10,102$40,4080$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$124,327$53,2830$0
Police - Other 9$24,730$32,97324$7,204
Firefighters 16$80,240$60,1800$0
Streets and Highways 20$79,376$47,6260$0
Sewerage 5$22,933$55,0390$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,243$50,98311$2,283
Water Supply 7$29,707$50,9260$0
Local Libraries 6$22,209$44,41817$6,812
Other and Unallocable 2$7,080$42,4802$1,348
Totals for Government 109$454,776$50,06754$17,647

Beaver Dam government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $941,000 ($57.76)
    Regular Highways: $503,000 ($30.88)
    General Public Buildings: $352,000 ($21.61)
    Water Utilities: $300,000 ($18.42)
    General: $244,000 ($14.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,688,000 ($165.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000 ($118.35)
    Sewerage: $1,804,000 ($110.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,703,000 ($104.54)
    Fire Protection: $1,494,000 ($91.71)
    Libraries: $839,000 ($51.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $724,000 ($44.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $631,000 ($38.73)
    General - Other: $548,000 ($33.64)
    Transit Utilities: $481,000 ($29.53)
    Financial Administration: $476,000 ($29.22)
    Housing & Community Development: $370,000 ($22.71)
    Central Staff Services: $299,000 ($18.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000 ($10.56)
    General Public Buildings: $144,000 ($8.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $85,000 ($5.22)
    Health Services - Other: $53,000 ($3.25)
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000 ($0.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,169,000 ($71.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($8.90)
    Fire Protection: $125,000 ($7.67)
    Regular Highways: $93,000 ($5.71)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($3.07)
    General Public Building: $39,000 ($2.39)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($1.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($1.84)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($1.23)
    Central Staff: $8,000 ($0.49)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,178,000 ($317.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $432,000 ($26.52)

Beaver Dam government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,894,000 ($116.26)
    All Other: $189,000 ($11.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $97,000 ($5.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($2.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($0.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $743,000 ($45.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $498,000 ($30.57)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($2.95)
    Rents: $17,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,882,000 ($115.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,102,000 ($190.41)
    All Other: $781,000 ($47.94)
    Highways: $780,000 ($47.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $364,000 ($22.34)
  • Tax - Property: $7,075,000 ($434.29)
    NEC: $228,000 ($14.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $103,000 ($6.32)

Beaver Dam government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,735,000 ($474.80)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,782,000 ($170.77)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,964,000 ($1041.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,675,000 ($348.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $19,407,000 ($1191.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $7,325,000 ($449.63)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,345,000 ($143.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $437,000 ($26.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,232,000 ($198.39)
    Water Utilities: $410,000 ($25.17)

Beaver Dam government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,728,000 ($965.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,616,000 ($221.96)

6.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
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 Jefferson County, WI  1.18% ($36,545 average AGI)
from Washington County, WI  0.86% ($41,037)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.65% ($49,058)


6.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
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 Jefferson County, WI  0.99% ($33,817 average AGI)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.71% ($32,273)
to Washington County, WI  0.63% ($38,839)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Beaver Dam fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 49 meters (161ft)
Total costs: $2,184,000
Total average daily traffic: 98,810
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,142

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Beaver Dam, WI


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 57
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Beaver Dam


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beaver Dam, WI

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
Businesses in Beaver Dam, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's1Nike4
AutoZone1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Staples1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill4Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets9YMCA1
Maurices1
Browse common businesses in Beaver Dam, WI

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Daniel L. Karst (7)
  • Jake Myre (6)
  • Glenn W. Stousland (4)
  • Steve J. Schultz (4)
  • Jake W. Myre (3)
  • Charles M. Neuman (2)
  • James John Willman (2)
  • Robert A. Gabel, Jr. (2)
  • Daniel P. Klawitter (2)
  • Bruce A. Nagel (2)

Total of 47 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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