Bradford, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,121.
Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 
Males: 577  (51.5%)
Females: 544  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53505.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,360 (it was $51,324 in 2000)
Bradford:

$62,360
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,336 (it was $23,440 in 2000)

Bradford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,895 (it was $119,100 in 2000)
Bradford:

$172,895
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,851; detached houses: $164,496; townhouses or other attached units: $265,485; in 2-unit structures: $148,240; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,259; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $502,314; mobile homes: $25,256
March 2019 cost of living index in Bradford: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Bradford, WI (2010)
    • 91681.7%White alone
    • 17415.5%Hispanic
    • 100.9%Two or more races
    • 90.8%Black alone
    • 80.7%Asian alone
    • 40.4%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (38.3%), English (15.8%), Norwegian (14.6%), Irish (10.7%), Swedish (4.7%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 36.3 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bradford town:

1.8% ($2,125)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (10.4 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (42.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (80.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clinton, WI (2.2 miles ),
Darien, WI (2.5 miles ),
Johnstown, WI (2.5 miles ),
La Prairie, WI (2.6 miles ),
Lake Lorraine, WI (3.0 miles ),
Richmond, WI (3.0 miles ),
Turtle, WI (3.0 miles ),
Delavan, WI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.62 N, Longitude: 88.83 W

Distribution of median household income in Bradford, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $195,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $193,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $201,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $235,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $246,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $254,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bradford, WI residents
Average permit cost in Bradford, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Bradford, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.0%)
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Bradford, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.8%)

Average climate in Bradford, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bradford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the Bradford town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bradford-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% 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 292.8 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 80.6 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 267.6 miles away from Bradford 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 325.4 miles away from Bradford 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 291.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from Bradford 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 Rock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bradford:

  • ALDEN MEADOW PARK HCC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLINTON, WI)
  • WILLOWFIELD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • WILLOWFIELD OF DELAVAN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • HOSPICE TEAM CARE INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • AT-HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • ST ELIZABETH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • JANESVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)

Amtrak stations near Bradford:

  • 8 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)
  • 11 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: BELOIT (HWY. 75 & HWY. 51) - Bus Station . Services: call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bradford:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 16 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Rock Valley College (about 24 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • McHenry County College (about 35 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Carroll University (about 41 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 43 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Edgewood College (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Rye Farms (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bradford Cemetery (1), Mount Phillips Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Brook (A), Little Turtle Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bradford: Carver-Roehl County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.9%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

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

1.1%
Whole state:

3.7%
10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Bradford:

Marital status in Bradford, WI
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bradford:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bradford, WI (based on Rock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15812
Mainline Protestant24,20848
Evangelical Protestant22,17780
Other1,34713
Black Protestant9414
None84,500-
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: 22
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Rock County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Here:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

27.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
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 Dane County, WI  0.86% ($51,355 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.53% ($40,424)
from Walworth County, WI  0.37% ($37,942)


4.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
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 Dane County, WI  0.90% ($49,909 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.44% ($41,640)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($40,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bradford:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WCLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, LLC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bradford:

  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)

TV broadcast stations around Bradford:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.2mTotal length
  • $1,963,000Total costs
  • 27,415Total average daily traffic
  • 1,902Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,124Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bradford, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bradford, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bradford, WI
  • 48.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.3%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bradford, WI
  • 38.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.8%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel


Bradford compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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