Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 6,664 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +64.2%
Males: 3,201  (48.0%)
Females: 3,463  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 53527.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,874 (it was $66,628 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$77,874
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,207 (it was $25,777 in 2000)

Cottage Grove village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $246,868 (it was $164,100 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$246,868
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $259,448; Detached houses: $277,127; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,715; In 2-unit structures: $176,203; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,911; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,972; Mobile homes: $24,183

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,089.

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  • Races in Cottage Grove, WI (2013)

    Cottage Grove races chart
    • 5,71388.2%White alone
    • 3695.7%Asian alone
    • 2654.1%Hispanic
    • 721.1%Black alone
    • 250.4%Two or more races
    • 190.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cottage Grove: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), Irish (12.1%), Norwegian (10.2%), English (6.2%), Polish (6.0%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 888 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 2,915 people per square mile   (average).

Cottage Grove,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove village:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

211 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This village:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin as of May 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Cottage Grove to the number of sex offenders is 591 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,946 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,562 (2.0%)

Cottage Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (9.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (116.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blooming Grove, WI (2.2 miles ), McFarland, WI (2.6 miles ), Deerfield, WI (2.6 miles ), Monona, WI (2.7 miles ), Sun Prairie, WI (2.7 miles ), Burke, WI (2.7 miles ), Pleasant Springs, WI (2.8 miles ), Medina, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 76 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 79 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2003: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2006: 61 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $298,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 89.20 W

Area code: 608

Cottage Grove household income distribution Cottage Grove home values distribution

Crime rates in Cottage Grove by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 211
per 100,000 37.818.116.8
Robberies 500
per 100,000 94.50.00.0
Assaults 533
per 100,000 94.554.250.4
Burglaries 253229
per 100,000 472.6578.7486.7
Thefts 9811388
per 100,000 1,852.62,043.41,477.0
Auto thefts 654
per 100,000 113.490.467.1
Arson 001
per 100,000 0.00.016.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 201.7161.1127.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cottage Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Wisconsin average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2,846 (+234.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Cottage Grove village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottage Grove-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 328.0 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 113.6 miles away from Cottage Grove 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 303.0 miles away from the city 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 326.8 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 360.6 miles away from Cottage Grove 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 95.3 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 Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottage Grove topographic map

Birthplace of: Jessica Vetter - Ice hockey player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cottage Grove:

  • HOME HLTH UNITED VNS (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • KARMENTA CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • CITY VIEW NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • BELMONT NUR REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • WI DIALYSIS INC - EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • MONONA DRIVE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • OAKWOOD VILLAGE EAST HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)

airports located in Cottage Grove:

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Amtrak stations near Cottage Grove:

  • 11 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottage Grove:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 11 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 11 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 12 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 30 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 48 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cottage Grove:

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Cemetery: Cottage Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Cottage Grove Township - Municipal Court (221 East Cottage Grove Road).

Dane 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 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.01
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.6%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  73.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.6%
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: 0.2% of all households
27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Cottage Grove (2011 data):

  • Wisconsin Community Bank: Cottage Grove Branch at 580 North Main Street, branch established on 2007/09/01. Info updated 2007/09/26: Bank assets: $519.5 mil, Deposits: $429.1 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Monona State Bank: Cottage Grove Branch at 341 West Cottage Grove Road, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $343.5 mil, Deposits: $277.7 mil, headquarters in Monona, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Monona Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Sun Prairie: Cottage Grove Branch at 419 West Cottage Grove Road, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $331.7 mil, Deposits: $288.9 mil, headquarters in Sun Prairie, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bosp Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Wisconsin average:

10.5

Cottage Grove travel time to work - commute Cottage Grove mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Cottage Grove village (based on Dane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

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

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cottage Grove:

51.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cottage Grove:

50.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cottage Grove:

20.5%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cottage Grove:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cottage Grove:

31.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Cottage Grove:

60.7%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Cottage Grove:

82.4%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cottage Grove, 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$5,705$68,4601$372
Other Government Administration 9$21,358$28,4770$0
Judicial and Legal 1$872$10,4640$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$52,126$56,8653$259
Police - Other 1$4,045$48,5401$768
Streets and Highways 6$25,711$51,4220$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,023$48,2763$154,289
Other and Unallocable 11$3,766$4,10811$3,766
Totals for Government 41$117,606$34,42119$159,454

Cottage Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $404,000 ($60.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $363,000 ($54.47)
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000 ($4.80)
    General: $22,000 ($3.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $545,000 ($81.78)
    Sewerage: $428,000 ($64.23)
    Water Utilities: $352,000 ($52.82)
    Regular Highways: $268,000 ($40.22)
    Fire Protection: $174,000 ($26.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000 ($24.31)
    Central Staff Services: $104,000 ($15.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $84,000 ($12.61)
    Financial Administration: $83,000 ($12.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000 ($9.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $51,000 ($7.65)
    Health Services - Other: $30,000 ($4.50)
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000 ($2.70)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($1.65)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($1.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($27.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $73,000 ($10.95)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($5.55)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($2.10)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $763,000 ($114.50)

Cottage Grove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $486,000 ($72.93)
    All Other: $73,000 ($10.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($3.45)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000 ($2.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $280,000 ($42.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $175,000 ($26.26)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($8.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($6.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $359,000 ($53.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $212,000 ($31.81)
    Highways: $50,000 ($7.50)
    All Other: $20,000 ($3.00)
  • Tax - Property: $1,156,000 ($173.47)
    NEC: $89,000 ($13.36)

Cottage Grove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,117,000 ($467.74)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $240,000 ($36.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,064,000 ($459.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $293,000 ($43.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,321,000 ($948.53)

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($34,934 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($50,103)
from Rock County, WI  0.25% ($35,033)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($31,242 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($38,444)
to Columbia County, WI  0.25% ($43,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W216BL (91.1 FM; MCFARLAND, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Cottage Grove:

  • 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.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Cottage Grove fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Cottage Grove fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 2008 01:45 AM, Bb, Lat: 43.07951, Lon: -89.15242, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cottage Grove)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 43.110806 Lon: -89.168444, Call Sign: WPVY210
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2002, Expiration Date: 09/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2012, Certifier: John TuckerRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • 2580 Coffeytown Road (Lat: 43.066139 Lon: -89.202333), Call Sign: WQPF383
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.412 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Michael ElderRegistrant: General Communications, 5157 Anton Drive, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 310-7091, Email:
  • 4740 Pierceville Road (Lat: 43.112444 Lon: -89.171806), Call Sign: WQTY320
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.237 MHz, 456.762 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2014, Expiration Date: 05/05/2024, Certifier: Jessica BlaskaRegistrant: General Communications Inc, 2880 Commerce Park Drive, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 310-7091, Email:
  • Lat: 43.090944 Lon: -89.221917, Call Sign: WQUW509
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 10/30/2024, Certifier: Mark D ScullionRegistrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • TAYLOR PRAIRIE, 900 North Parkview Street (Lat: 43.097278 Lon: -89.205917), Call Sign: WQXL638
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.662 MHz, 452.762 MHzGrant Date: 04/08/2016, Expiration Date: 04/08/2026, Certifier: Jerrud RossingRegistrant: General Communications Inc, 2880 Commerce Park Drive, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 310-7091, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cottage Grove)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cottage Grove)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$216,29316$186,386189$181,8566$88,1233$156,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$235,90011$188,4751$41,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$175,0201$256,89019$205,1142$68,7501$196,010
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$210,4401$81,34026$195,1551$107,3202$192,865
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$195,2270$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$183,94010$235,635
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$162,1601$146,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$165,840
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottage Grove that have no violations reported:

  • COTTAGE GROVE WATERWORKS (Population served: 6,269, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cottage Grove, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Cottage Grove, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway3
Arby's2U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1

Cottage Grove compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cottage Grove on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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