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Population in 2012: 365 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 184  (50.4%)
Females: 181  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53931.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,509 (it was $42,292 in 2000)
Fairwater:

$53,509
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,927

Fairwater village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,717 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Fairwater:

$92,717
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,315; Detached houses: $108,010; Mobile homes: $49,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $694.

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  • White alone - 341 (91.9%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (6.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairwater: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (48.5%), Irish (7.8%), Dutch (6.9%), Polish (5.3%), Danish (3.6%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 970 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 491 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fairwater:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairwater village:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

23 residents are foreign born

This village:  5.1%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,783 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,925 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (25.2 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (53.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (144.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Metomen, WI (1.6 miles ), Alto, WI (2.0 miles ), Brandon, WI (2.1 miles ), Mackford, WI (2.3 miles ), Markesan, WI (2.5 miles ), Ripon, WI (2.7 miles ), Green Lake, WI (2.9 miles ), Springvale, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $133,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $146,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.74 N, Longitude: 88.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Fairwater household income distribution Fairwater home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+16.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Fairwater-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Fairwater village center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/21/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the village center injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fond du Lac County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fairwater:

  • MARKESAN RESIDENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARKESAN, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-CONTINENTAL MANOR OF RANDOLPH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RANDOLPH, WI)
  • RIVERDALE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARKESAN, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Fairwater, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairwater:

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 26 miles; Oshkosh, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 43 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 49 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 54 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 54 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 56 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (about 59 miles; Mequon, WI; FT enrollment: 4,592)

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

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

 
Fond du Lac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairwater that have no violations reported:

  • FAIRWATER WATERWORKS (Population served: 302, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  71.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fairwater, WI

Fairwater compared to Wisconsin state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Fairwater (2011 data):

  • The National Bank of Waupun: Fair Water Branch at 407 Main St., branch established on 1934/12/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.0 mil, Deposits: $119.5 mil, headquarters in Waupun, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancshares Waupun, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fairwater village (based on Fond du Lac County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.74%
Here67.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents53.1%11.9%8.4%6.3%4.8%
Congregations29.6%12.2%8.2%8.2%4.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSalvation ArmyReformed Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.9%2.5%2.0%1.1%6.2%
Congregations10.2%1.0%2.0%1.0%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Fond du Lac County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Fond du Lac County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fond du Lac County:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Fond du Lac County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$979
Water Supply 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Totals for Government 1$2,936$35,2322$979

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($38.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($24.66)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($221.92)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($145.21)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($65.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($52.05)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($52.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($41.10)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($35.62)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($27.40)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($27.40)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($21.92)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($10.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $45,000 ($123.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($52.05)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $31,000 ($84.93)
    All Other: $3,000 ($8.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($32.88)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($32.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($156.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $82,000 ($224.66)
    Highways: $7,000 ($19.18)
    All Other: $2,000 ($5.48)
  • Tax - Property: $68,000 ($186.30)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.48)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $319,000 ($873.97)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,000 ($49.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $301,000 ($824.66)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($32.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($49.32)
    Other, NEC: $6,000 ($16.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $269,000 ($736.99)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($127 average AGI)
Fond du Lac County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, WI  0.60% ($33,284 average AGI)
from Dodge County, WI  0.60% ($32,273)
from Washington County, WI  0.49% ($52,343)


5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($47 average AGI)
Fond du Lac County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, WI  0.74% ($34,054 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  0.48% ($33,624)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.39% ($29,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairwater:

  • WRPN (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIPON, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFDL (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAUPUN, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairwater:

  • WPKR (99.5 FM; OMRO, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WTCX (96.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RADIO B/C LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBJZ (104.7 FM; BERLIN, WI; Owner: CAXAMBAS CORPORATION)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WFDL-FM (97.7 FM; LOMIRA, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS OF FOND DU LAC, INC.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRO (95.3 FM; BEAVER DAM, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAUH (102.3 FM; WAUTOMA, WI; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K221DH (92.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: RIPON BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRPN-FM (90.1 FM; RIPON, WI; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF RIPON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Fairwater:

  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Shannan L Schmidt, 104 Main Street (Hv484 - Fairwater Village) (Lat: 43.737028 Lon: -88.863306), Type: 58.0, Overall height: 55 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Sschmidt@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 WEST COLFAX AVENUE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.743028 Lon: -88.863167, Call Sign: WQPS315
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.387 MHz, 466.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 08/02/2022, Certifier: Greg Coburn
    Registrant: Baycom Inc, 2040 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, Phone: (920) 544-4248, Fax: (920) 468-8615, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC9JBP, Licensee ID: L01133425
    Grant Date: 03/27/2006, Expiration Date: 03/27/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2009, Certifier: Anthony M Hoeck
    Registrant: Anthony M Hoeck, Fairwater, WI 53931-0208
  • Call Sign: K9RTA, Previous Call Sign: KC9JBP, Licensee ID: L01133425
    Grant Date: 03/20/2009, Expiration Date: 03/20/2019, Certifier: Anthony M Hoeck
    Registrant: Anthony M Hoeck, Fairwater, WI 53931-0208



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$125,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0417.00


Most common first names in Fairwater, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William582.4 years
Laura392.7 years
Milton373.0 years
Eva287.0 years
Adolph277.5 years
Albert283.0 years
Gordon267.5 years
Frances296.0 years
Elsie277.0 years
Esther278.0 years
Most common last names in Fairwater, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lenz484.7 years
Stellmacher380.6 years
Moderow386.0 years
Laper388.3 years
Bade283.1 years
Dreger295.5 years
Pretz283.0 years
Bliefnick277.0 years
Born269.5 years
Schmuhl255.0 years
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