Coon, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 728. Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 
Males: 381  (52.3%)
Females: 347  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54623.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,169 (it was $41,364 in 2000)
Coon:

$64,169
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,272 (it was $20,460 in 2000)

Coon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $209,994 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Coon:

$209,994
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $184,191; Detached houses: $197,541; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,577; In 2-unit structures: $149,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,981; Mobile homes: $63,305
  • Races in Coon, WI (2010)

    Coon races chart
    • 72699.7%White alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Coon: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (57.7%), German (29.7%), Irish (8.6%), English (4.4%), Polish (2.8%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.9 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Coon,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Coon:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Coon town:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Coon town:  1.7% ($1,861)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (15.3 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (90.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (210.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coon Valley, WI (1.4 miles ), Chaseburg, WI (2.5 miles ), Westby, WI (2.6 miles ), Viroqua, WI (3.2 miles ), Cashton, WI (3.3 miles ), Bergen, WI (3.3 miles ), Barre, WI (3.5 miles ), Stoddard, WI (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $260,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $272,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $290,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.69 N, Longitude: 90.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Coon, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Coon-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Coon town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Coon-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% 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 396.4 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 187.0 miles away from Coon center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 284.0 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 373.1 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 157.2 miles away from Coon 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 395.7 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 Vernon County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Coon:

  • NORSELAND NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WESTBY, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - VIROQUA (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL HHC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • BETHEL HOME AND SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • BETHANY ST JOSEPH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near Coon:

  • 17 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coon:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 16 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 16 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 16 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 42 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 44 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 49 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 57 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

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Notable location: Coon Creek Firefighting Association (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Coon: Vang Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Timber Coulee Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Coon include: Coon Creek Cliffs State Natural Area (1), Von Ruden Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Vernon 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 58.1. This is better than average.

City:

58.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
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: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

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

3.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Coon town (based on Vernon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Vernon County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

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

16.2%
State:

13.0%

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.24% ($36,212 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($26,714)
from Richland County, WI  0.35% ($32,359)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.32% ($28,178 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($23,074)
to Richland County, WI  0.34% ($29,842)

Strongest AM radio stations in Coon:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coon:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Coon:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • $1,262,000Total costs
  • 10,123Total average daily traffic
  • 576Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,292Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Coon, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Coon 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.

Coon on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
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