Cobb, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 461 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 232  (50.4%)
Females: 229  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 53526.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,055 (it was $34,531 in 2000)
Cobb:

$46,055
WI:

$55,638

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,774 (it was $18,815 in 2000)

Cobb village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $119,069 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Cobb:

$119,069
WI:

$168,300

Median gross rent in 2015: $705.

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  • Races in Cobb, WI (2010)

    Cobb races chart
    • 45098.3%White alone
    • 51.1%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Other race alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cobb: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.7%), Norwegian (12.3%), American (10.2%), English (6.2%), Irish (4.9%), Czech (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Elevation: 1165 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 513 people per square mile   (low).

Cobb,WI real estate house value index trend

Cobb, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Cobb:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cobb village:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

44 residents are foreign born

This village:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,921 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,426 (2.1%)

Cobb satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (36.7 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (47.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (156.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edmund, WI (1.8 miles) , Linden, WI (2.1 miles ), Montfort, WI (2.3 miles ), Highland, WI (2.5 miles ), Mifflin, WI (2.6 miles ), Livingston, WI (2.6 miles ), Wingville, WI (2.9 miles ), Rewey, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $278,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $157,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.97 N, Longitude: 90.33 W

Area code: 608

Cobb household income distribution Cobb home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Cobb, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Cobb-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Cobb village 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 10.2 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cobb-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 337.5 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 127.4 miles away from Cobb 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 313.9 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 97.6 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 369.6 miles away from Cobb 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 336.8 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 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).
Cobb topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cobb:

  • MINERAL POINT CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINERAL POINT, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cobb:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 19 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 48 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 48 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 52 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 54 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Viterbo University (about 74 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

Library in Cobb:

  • COBB PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,919; Location: 109 S. MIFFLIN ST.; 6,773 books; 4,020 audio materials; 980 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Cobb Volunteer Fire Department (A). 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.3%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.5%
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

Banks with branches in Cobb (2011 data):

  • Royal Bank: Cobb Branch at 104 W Main Street, branch established on 1910/03/18. Info updated 2011/02/15: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $257.1 mil, headquarters in Elroy, WI, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Royal Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cobb village (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cobb:

54.4%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cobb:

50.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Cobb:

27.2
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.8%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cobb:

7.0
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Cobb:

59.0%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cobb, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,077$24,9240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$150
Streets and Highways 1$4,346$52,1520$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$257
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,306
Totals for Government 2$6,423$38,53811$1,713

Cobb government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($41.21)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($19.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($15.18)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($4.34)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $72,000 ($156.18)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($138.83)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($125.81)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($93.28)
    Fire Protection: $38,000 ($82.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($54.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($52.06)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($43.38)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($26.03)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($19.52)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($13.02)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($8.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($17.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $91,000 ($197.40)

Cobb government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,000 ($117.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($39.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($19.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($30.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($10.85)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($8.68)
    Rents: $4,000 ($8.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($73.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $125,000 ($271.15)
    Highways: $22,000 ($47.72)
    All Other: $12,000 ($26.03)
  • Tax - Property: $81,000 ($175.70)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.17)

Cobb government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $117,000 ($253.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $51,000 ($110.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($65.08)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $36,000 ($78.09)

Cobb government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $288,000 ($624.73)

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 Cobb:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMP (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT B/CG CO. INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cobb:

  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cobb:

  • 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)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .3 Mi W Of Jct Hwy 18 & Cty G N Side Of Hwy (Lat: 42.967500 Lon: -90.334833), Call Sign: KNBM587
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/2011, Expiration Date: 11/02/2021Registrant: General Communications Inc, 2880 Commerce Park Drive, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 310-7091, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cobb and their reported violations in the past:

COBB WATERWORKS (Population served: 458, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (APR-18-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Cobb, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John562.6 years
Joseph574.2 years
James475.5 years
Helen383.7 years
Bertha388.0 years
Anna386.7 years
Florence376.3 years
Lawrence372.0 years
Clara295.0 years
Clarence286.4 years
Most common last names in Cobb, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ruzicka780.3 years
Fritsch678.0 years
Harms670.0 years
Nagel671.2 years
Nelson577.0 years
Fingerson581.6 years
Holmes472.0 years
Tremelling478.7 years
Dobson363.0 years
Gard386.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Cobb 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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