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 2017: $84,806 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Brigham:

$84,806
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,979 (it was $23,469 in 2000)

Brigham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $379,797 (it was $208,700 in 2000)
Brigham:

$379,797
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Brigham: 97.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Brigham, WI (2010)
    • 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

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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).

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

Distribution of median household income in Brigham, WI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +203 (+28.8%).
Most common industries in Brigham, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.3%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (26.3%)
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
  • Educational services (3.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Brigham, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
  • Engineers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (20.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)

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 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 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 Brigham 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Brigham:

Marital status in Brigham, WI
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brigham, WI (based on Iowa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Iowa County:

13.8%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

6.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
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  2.09% ($62,619 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  1.11% ($34,595)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.46% ($43,696)

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
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.3mTotal length
  • $518,000Total costs
  • 3,066Total average daily traffic
  • 127Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,806Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brigham, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brigham, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brigham, WI
  • 65.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.8%Wood
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brigham, WI
  • 38.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Electricity


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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