Fayette, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 376. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 199  (52.9%)
Females: 177  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53530.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,738 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Fayette:

$53,738
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,937 (it was $16,566 in 2000)

Fayette town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $157,381 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Fayette:

$157,381
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Fayette, WI (2010)

    Fayette races chart
    • 37399.2%White alone
    • 30.8%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fayette: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (32.2%), German (23.0%), Swiss (14.2%), Irish (13.4%), English (12.8%), United States (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Fayette,WI real estate house value index trend

Fayette, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Fayette:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fayette town:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

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

Fayette town:  1.5% ($1,500)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Fayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (36.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (135.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lamont, WI (2.3 miles ), Blanchard, WI (2.4 miles ), Waldwick, WI (2.5 miles ), Willow Springs, WI (2.6 miles ), Blanchardville, WI (2.7 miles ), Hollandale, WI (2.7 miles ), Argyle, WI (2.9 miles ), Moscow, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 42.78 N, Longitude: 90.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+14.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (6%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (36%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Fayette, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fayette-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Fayette town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fayette-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 319.0 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 107.1 miles away from Fayette 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 295.1 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 351.2 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 318.1 miles away from Fayette 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 78.5 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 Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fayette topographic map

Birthplace of: James Whitford Bashford - Methodist bishop.

Hospitals and medical centers near Fayette:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • LAFAYETTE CTY NUR AGCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • LAFAYETTE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DARLINGTON, WI)
  • MINERAL POINT CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MINERAL POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fayette:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 26 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 36 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 37 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 37 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 44 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Rock Valley College (about 61 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

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Notable locations in Fayette: Komprood Dairy Farm (A), Siegenthaler Dairy (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fayette: Saint Michaels Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: County Line Cemetery (1), Fayette Cemetery (2), Saint Michaels Catholic Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Yellowstone Lake (A), Yellowstone Lake 18 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steiner Branch (A), Canon Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fayette include: Yellowstone Savanna State Natural Area (1), Yellowstone Conservation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lafayette 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 2004 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fayette town (based on Lafayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,91613
Mainline Protestant4,60222
Evangelical Protestant1,02817
Other-1
None5,290-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Lafayette County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lafayette County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

12.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

29.8%
Wisconsin:

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

13.9%
State:

13.0%

5.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, WI  0.88% ($29,583 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.82% ($21,268)
from Dane County, WI  0.60% ($45,049)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, WI  1.06% ($25,562 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  0.99% ($41,426)
to Dane County, WI  0.73% ($32,260)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fayette:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fayette:

  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Fayette:

  • 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.)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • $458,000Total costs
  • 3,715Total average daily traffic
  • 36Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,094Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fayette, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Fayette compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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