Blanchard, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 264. Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 
Males: 132  (50.0%)
Females: 132  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53516.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,257 (it was $48,068 in 2000)
Blanchard:

$71,257
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,781 (it was $20,160 in 2000)

Blanchard town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $229,708 (it was $142,600 in 2000)
Blanchard:

$229,708
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Blanchard, WI (2010)

    Blanchard races chart
    • 26098.5%White alone
    • 41.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blanchard: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (46.7%), German (29.1%), English (12.6%), Swiss (12.6%), Irish (10.0%), Dutch (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 17.5 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Blanchard,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Blanchard:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blanchard town:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 74.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Blanchard town:  1.3% ($1,827)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (31.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (130.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blanchardville, WI (1.3 miles ), Fayette, WI (2.4 miles ), Moscow, WI (2.5 miles ), Hollandale, WI (2.5 miles ), Argyle, WI (2.5 miles ), Waldwick, WI (2.8 miles ), Perry, WI (2.9 miles ), Lamont, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 89.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+26.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)

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

Average climate in Blanchard, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blanchard-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Blanchard town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blanchard-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 318.1 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 105.3 miles away from Blanchard 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 294.1 miles away from the city 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 350.5 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 317.2 miles away from Blanchard 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 77.8 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 Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blanchard:

  • NEW GLARUS HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW GLARUS, WI)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • LAFAYETTE CTY NUR AGCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • LAFAYETTE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • MINERAL POINT CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MINERAL POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blanchard:

  • Edgewood College (about 30 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 31 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 32 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 32 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 37 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Rock Valley College (about 57 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

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Creeks: Gordon Creek (A), Erickson Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lafayette 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 2004 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

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

0.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blanchard town (based on Lafayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,91613
Mainline Protestant4,60222
Evangelical Protestant1,02817
Other-1
None5,290-
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
Lafayette County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

12.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

29.8%
Wisconsin:

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

13.9%
State:

13.0%

5.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 Grant County, WI  0.88% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.82% ($21,268)
from Dane County, WI  0.60% ($45,049)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 Grant County, WI  1.06% ($25,562 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  0.99% ($41,426)
to Dane County, WI  0.73% ($32,260)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blanchard:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blanchard:

  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blanchard:

  • 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.)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 4,900Total average daily traffic
  • 88Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,760Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Blanchard 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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