Brigham, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,034. Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 547  (52.9%)
Females: 487  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53507.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $79,687 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Brigham:

$79,687
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $37,651 (it was $23,469 in 2000)

Brigham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $362,339 (it was $208,700 in 2000)
Brigham:

$362,339
WI:

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

    Brigham races chart
    • 99596.2%White alone
    • 222.1%Hispanic
    • 80.8%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.10%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brigham: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Norwegian (28.5%), Irish (17.4%), English (10.6%), United States (9.1%), Swiss (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 64.1 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Brigham,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Brigham:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brigham town:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Brigham town:  1.2% ($2,544)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (26.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (139.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Barneveld, WI (0.7 miles ), Blue Mounds, WI (1.9 miles ), Ridgeway, WI (2.2 miles ), Vermont, WI (2.9 miles ), Mount Horeb, WI (2.9 miles ), Moscow, WI (3.0 miles ), Hollandale, WI (3.1 miles ), Perry, WI (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 89.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +203 (+28.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Brigham, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brigham-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Brigham 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 11.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brigham-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 332.4 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 118.8 miles away from Brigham 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 308.2 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 92.2 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 364.8 miles away from Brigham 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 331.5 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 Iowa County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Brigham:

  • HEARTLAND COUNTRY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLACK EARTH, WI)
  • GREENWAY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SPRING GREEN, WI)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; VERONA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brigham:

  • Edgewood College (about 25 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 30 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 33 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 36 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 60 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)

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Notable locations in Brigham: Barneveld Area Rescue Squad (A), Barneveld - Brigham Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Brigham: Middlebury Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Jennieton Baptist Cemetery (2), Jennieton Cemetery (3), White Church Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Birch Lake 1.5 (A), 0.5 Reservoir (B), 2.25 Reservoir (C), 9 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arneson Creek (A), Smith Conley Creek (B), Knudson Branch (C), Klusendorf Branch (D), Williams-Barneveld Creek (E), Duesler Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brigham: Blue Mound State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Iowa 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 50.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
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:

5.5%
Whole state:

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brigham town (based on Iowa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,6328
Mainline Protestant4,24723
Evangelical Protestant69413
Other281
None12,086-
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: 5
Iowa County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Iowa County:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Iowa County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

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

13.8%
State:

13.0%

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
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 Dane County, WI  1.53% ($45,243 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.87% ($29,298)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.42% ($30,366)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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 Dane County, WI  1.98% ($33,036 average AGI)
to Grant County, WI  0.79% ($17,143)
to Lafayette County, WI  0.36% ($29,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brigham:

  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brigham:

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

TV broadcast stations around Brigham:

  • 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)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $530,000Total costs
  • 2,695Total average daily traffic
  • 73Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brigham, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Brigham compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.
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