Excelsior, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,575. Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 813  (51.6%)
Females: 762  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53913.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,378 (it was $54,375 in 2000)
Excelsior:

$66,378
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,460 (it was $23,147 in 2000)

Excelsior town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $211,417 (it was $137,000 in 2000)
Excelsior:

$211,417
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $186,844; Detached houses: $198,237; Townhouses or other attached units: $204,377; In 2-unit structures: $134,498; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $60,699; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,234; Mobile homes: $33,158
  • Races in Excelsior, WI (2010)

    Excelsior races chart
    • 1,52396.7%White alone
    • 301.9%Hispanic
    • 80.5%Two or more races
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Excelsior: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.2%), English (12.6%), Irish (12.6%), United States (8.4%), Norwegian (6.5%), Polish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 33.9 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Excelsior,WI real estate house value index trend

Excelsior, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Excelsior:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Excelsior town:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 70.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

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

Excelsior town:  1.2% ($1,576)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Excelsior satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (39.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (161.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rock Springs, WI (1.5 miles ), North Freedom, WI (1.9 miles ), Reedsburg, WI (2.4 miles ), Dellona, WI (2.4 miles ), West Baraboo, WI (2.6 miles ), Delton, WI (2.7 miles ), Baraboo, WI (2.9 miles ), Lake Delton, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 89.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Excelsior household income distribution Excelsior home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +210 (+17.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Excelsior, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Excelsior-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Excelsior town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Excelsior-area historical earthquake activity is slightly 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 365.1 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 150.5 miles away from Excelsior 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 340.7 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 125.9 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 364.1 miles away from Excelsior 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 397.6 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 Sauk County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Excelsior topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Excelsior:

  • REEDSBURG AREA MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • RIDGEVIEW TERRACE LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • REEDSBURG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • SAUK CO HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • SAUK CTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • ST CLARE HSPTL HLTH SVCS Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BARABOO, WI)

Amtrak station near Excelsior:

  • 11 miles: WISCONSIN DELLS (LACROSSE ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Excelsior:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Edgewood College (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 62 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 62 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

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Notable location: Rock Springs Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Butterfield Cemetery (2), Pine Hill Cemetery (3), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Huey Duck Lake 1 (A), Lake Virginia 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Narrows Creek (A), Copper Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Excelsior include: Ableman's Gorge State Natural Area (1), Wiedman Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sauk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.0. This is about average.

City:

78.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

3.7%
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Excelsior 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.
  • Median age above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Excelsior town (based on Sauk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,6188
Mainline Protestant10,74330
Evangelical Protestant7,49840
Other4363
None30,681-
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: 16
Sauk County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Sauk County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sauk County:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

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

18.3%
State:

13.0%

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  1.16% ($48,324 average AGI)
from Columbia County, WI  0.76% ($34,271)
from Juneau County, WI  0.42% ($33,802)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.06%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  1.42% ($31,613 average AGI)
to Columbia County, WI  0.72% ($30,688)
to Juneau County, WI  0.37% ($28,837)

Strongest AM radio stations in Excelsior:

  • WRDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIBU (900 AM; 1 kW; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRPQ (740 AM; 0 kW; BARABOO, WI; Owner: BARABOO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Excelsior:

  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W290AL (105.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Excelsior:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, 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.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 15,934Total average daily traffic
  • 1,088Total average daily truck traffic
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