Bergen, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,364. Population change since 2000: +3.6%
Males: 708  (51.9%)
Females: 656  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54455.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $80,326 (it was $51,779 in 2000)
Bergen:

$80,326
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,430 (it was $21,172 in 2000)

Bergen town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $227,764 (it was $119,200 in 2000)
Bergen:

$227,764
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $184,191; Detached houses: $197,541; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,577; In 2-unit structures: $149,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,981; Mobile homes: $63,305
  • Races in Bergen, WI (2010)

    Bergen races chart
    • 1,33597.9%White alone
    • 110.8%Hispanic
    • 80.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bergen: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.7%), Norwegian (27.4%), Irish (10.9%), English (6.8%), Italian (5.5%), Polish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 34.2 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Bergen,WI real estate house value index trend

Bergen, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Bergen:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bergen town:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Bergen town:  1.8% ($2,137)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Bergen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (9.8 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (99.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (219.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stoddard, WI (1.1 miles ), Brownsville, MN (2.1 miles ), Chaseburg, WI (2.3 miles ), Shelby, WI (2.6 miles ), Genoa, WI (2.6 miles ), Coon Valley, WI (3.1 miles ), Hokah, MN (3.1 miles ), La Crosse, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $28,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 91.20 W

Area code: 262

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Bergen, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bergen-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Bergen town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Bergen-area historical earthquake activity is 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 400.2 miles away from the city 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 192.7 miles away from Bergen center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 275.3 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 377.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from Bergen 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 399.6 miles away from the city 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 Vernon County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bergen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bergen:

  • BETHANY ST JOSEPH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • BETHANY RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTH MED CTR Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MC HHS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near Bergen:

  • 12 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bergen:

  • Viterbo University (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 35 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 36 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 40 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 49 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

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Notable location: Stoddard - Bergen Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Saint Matthews Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Coon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bergen: Bergen Bluff State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Vernon 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.1. This is better than average.

City:

58.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
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: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Bergen travel time to work - commute Bergen mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bergen town (based on Vernon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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: 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Vernon County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.24% ($36,212 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($26,714)
from Richland County, WI  0.35% ($32,359)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.32% ($28,178 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($23,074)
to Richland County, WI  0.34% ($29,842)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bergen:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bergen:

  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bergen:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 44m144ftTotal length
  • $400,000Total costs
  • 21,868Total average daily traffic
  • 1,286Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,477Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bergen, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Bergen compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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