Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 6,939 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +71.0%
Males: 3,432  (49.5%)
Females: 3,507  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53527.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $97,985 (it was $66,628 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$97,985
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,917 (it was $25,777 in 2000)

Cottage Grove village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $286,299 (it was $164,100 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$286,299
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $300,836; detached houses: $321,426; townhouses or other attached units: $213,489; in 2-unit structures: $251,159; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,180; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,702; mobile homes: $61,194

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,167.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cottage Grove: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Cottage Grove, WI (2010)
    • 5,59190.3%White alone
    • 1853.0%Hispanic
    • 1512.4%Black alone
    • 1342.2%Asian alone
    • 1051.7%Two or more races
    • 180.3%Other race alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cottage Grove is 988 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cottage Grove by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.3)
2
(37.8)
1
(18.1)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.3)
5
(94.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(79.4)
5
(94.5)
3
(54.2)
3
(50.4)
7
(108.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
4
(63.4)
9
(138.9)
3
(45.8)
4
(59.4)
4
(57.5)
6
(84.4)
4
(56.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(227.0)
25
(472.6)
32
(578.7)
29
(486.7)
25
(387.9)
21
(337.5)
15
(241.2)
21
(332.8)
10
(154.4)
5
(76.4)
6
(89.0)
15
(215.7)
4
(56.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
96
(1,090)
98
(1,853)
113
(2,043)
88
(1,477)
175
(2,715)
99
(1,591)
139
(2,235)
132
(2,092)
83
(1,281)
78
(1,192)
43
(638.1)
46
(661.5)
31
(436.3)
21
(299.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(34.0)
6
(113.4)
5
(90.4)
4
(67.1)
6
(93.1)
2
(32.1)
4
(64.3)
5
(79.2)
2
(30.9)
1
(15.3)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)90.6193.8154.8122.0174.289.8114.6126.0109.363.456.753.151.846.1

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City-data.com crime index in Cottage Grove, WI

Crime rate in Cottage Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (30.4%), American (7.9%), Norwegian (7.2%), Irish (2.9%), Dutch (2.6%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 888 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 3,035 people per square mile   (average).

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin map

491 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This village:

7.0%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,573 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,355 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 89.20 W

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Cottage Grove, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cottage Grove, WI in 2017
Cottage Grove satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $384,100
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $311,400
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $324,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cottage Grove, WI residents
Average permit cost in Cottage Grove, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,846 (+234.6%).
Most common industries in Cottage Grove, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (13.5%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.3%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Cottage Grove, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Computer specialists (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin average temperatures Cottage Grove, Wisconsin average precipitation Cottage Grove, Wisconsin humidity Cottage Grove, Wisconsin wind speed Cottage Grove, Wisconsin snowfall Cottage Grove, Wisconsin sunshine Cottage Grove, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Cottage Grove 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 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 303.0 miles away from Cottage Grove 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 (13).
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

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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Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Jessica Vetter - Ice hockey player.

Dane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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)
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.

For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove:

Marital status in Cottage Grove, WI
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cottage Grove
Presidential Elections Results

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

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dane County:

6.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dane 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
Police Protection - Officers 11$52,126$56,8653$259
Other and Unallocable 11$3,766$4,10811$3,766
Other Government Administration 9$21,358$28,4770$0
Streets and Highways 6$25,711$51,4220$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,023$48,2763$154,289
Police - Other 1$4,045$48,5401$768
Judicial and Legal 1$872$10,4640$0
Financial Administration 1$5,705$68,4601$372
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$117,606$34,42119$159,454

Cottage Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $509,000 ($73.35)
    Regular Highways: $344,000 ($49.57)
    Sewerage: $296,000 ($42.66)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($18.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($5.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,125,000 ($162.13)
    Sewerage: $722,000 ($104.05)
    Regular Highways: $510,000 ($73.50)
    Water Utilities: $328,000 ($47.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000 ($39.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $231,000 ($33.29)
    General - Other: $218,000 ($31.42)
    Central Staff Services: $158,000 ($22.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000 ($22.34)
    Health - Other: $146,000 ($21.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $136,000 ($19.60)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($16.00)
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000 ($9.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $45,000 ($6.49)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($2.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000 ($116.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($7.35)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($3.89)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($2.31)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($1.44)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,278,000 ($184.18)

Cottage Grove government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,032,000 ($148.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($15.28)
    Other: $42,000 ($6.05)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $449,000 ($64.71)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($1.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $46,000 ($6.63)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($3.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($2.31)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($1.59)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.58)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $794,000 ($114.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $468,000 ($67.44)
    Highways: $209,000 ($30.12)
    Other: $50,000 ($7.21)
  • Tax - Property: $3,013,000 ($434.21)
    Other License: $54,000 ($7.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $49,000 ($7.06)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.01)

Cottage Grove government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,786,000 ($3139.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,626,000 ($2972.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000 ($167.17)

Cottage Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,477,000 ($1509.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $734,000 ($105.78)

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($520 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($47,775 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($69,574)
from Rock County, WI  0.27% ($49,909)


6.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($881 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, WI  0.31% ($53,710 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.29% ($44,282)
to Rock County, WI  0.25% ($51,355)
Businesses in Cottage Grove, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway3
Arby's2U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Cottage Grove fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 2012 06:00 AM, Cr-N, Lat: 43.072628, Lon: -89.199669, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 2008 01:45 AM, Bb, Lat: 43.079510, Lon: -89.152420, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.1mTotal length
  • $876,000Total costs
  • 245,236Total average daily traffic
  • 27,354Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,646Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cottage Grove, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cottage Grove, WI

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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lat: 43.110806 Lon: -89.168444, Call Sign: WPVY210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2002, Expiration Date: 09/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2012, Certifier: John Tucker, Registrant: 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 MHz, 451.400 MHz, 452.125 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Michael Elder, Registrant: General Communications, 2880 Commerce Park Dr, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 271-4848, Email:
  • 4740 Pierceville Road (Lat: 43.112444 Lon: -89.171806), Call Sign: WQTY320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.237 MHz, 456.762 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2014, Expiration Date: 05/05/2024, Certifier: Jessica Blaska, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 10/30/2024, Certifier: Mark D Scullion, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • 4714 Pierceville Road (Lat: 43.115389 Lon: -89.172333), Call Sign: WQXP803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.087 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 457.487 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2016, Expiration Date: 05/03/2026, Certifier: Tony Hudzinski, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (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:

13 (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 in Cottage Grove, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottage Grove, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of fire incidents - 66 took place in 2009, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cottage Grove, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.4%), and Outside Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cottage Grove, WI
    • 18742.4%Structure Fires
    • 14332.4%Outside Fires
    • 7817.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 337.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cottage Grove, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cottage Grove, WI
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cottage Grove, WI
  • 62.6%Utility gas
  • 33.2%Electricity
  • 4.2%Other fuel


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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 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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