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Population in 2012: 236 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 

Males: 105  (44.7%)
Females: 131  (55.3%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53541.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,415 (it was $41,944 in 2000)
Gratiot:

$39,415
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,566

Gratiot village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,667 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Gratiot:

$66,667
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,951; Detached houses: $84,610; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,651; In 2-unit structures: $52,944; Mobile homes: $98,829

Median gross rent in 2012: $583.

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  • White alone - 231 (97.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

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Ancestries: German (34.2%), Norwegian (17.3%), Irish (9.5%), English (7.8%), United States (7.8%), Swiss (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 405 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gratiot:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gratiot village:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.6%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Gratiot, Wisconsin as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gratiot to the number of sex offenders is 333 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,625 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,318 (2.1%)

Gratiot satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (34.2 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (46.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (130.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Warren, IL (2.4 miles ), Apple River, IL (2.5 miles ), Wiota, WI (2.6 miles ), South Wayne, WI (2.7 miles ), Darlington, WI (2.9 miles ), Lamont, WI (2.9 miles ), Nora, IL (3.0 miles) , Woodford, WI (3.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 90.02 W

Area code: 608

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+20.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Gratiot-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 136% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Gratiot village 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 27.7 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gratiot-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 96.4 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 66.5 miles away from Gratiot center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Gratiot:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Gratiot, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gratiot:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 27 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,352)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • Ashford University (about 52 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 52 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • Rock Valley College (about 56 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 68 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
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Notable location: Gratiot Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Fuller's Nixon House Inn (10390 Bridge Street).

 
Lafayette 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 Gratiot and their reported violations in the past:

GRATIOT WATERWORKS (Population served: 207, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.2%

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gratiot, WI

Gratiot compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Gratiot (2011 data):

  • Gratiot State Bank: at 5800 Phillips Street, branch established on 1902/02/15. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $41.8 mil, Deposits: $36.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Philipps Investment Company Limited Partnership

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gratiot travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Gratiot village (based on Lafayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.58%
Here76.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents58.0%22.6%12.2%3.0%4.2%
Congregations33.3%23.1%23.1%5.1%15.4%
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: 4
Here:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
State:

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

13.9%
Wisconsin:

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 1$850
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$442
Sewerage 1$2,736$32,8320$0
Totals for Government 1$2,736$32,8324$1,292

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

  • Construction - General: $12,000 ($50.85)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($8.47)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $53,000 ($224.58)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($148.31)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($148.31)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($97.46)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($42.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($33.90)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($29.66)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($16.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($16.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($266.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($72.03)
    All Other: $8,000 ($33.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($16.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($16.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($131.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $101,000 ($427.97)
    Highways: $16,000 ($67.80)
  • Tax - Property: $42,000 ($177.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.24)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $69,000 ($292.37)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $290,000 ($1228.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $342,000 ($1449.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($72.03)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $90,000 ($381.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $263,000 ($1114.41)

5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grant County, WI  1.05% ($28,594 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.79% ($23,346)
from Dane County, WI  0.78% ($32,667)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grant County, WI  1.18% ($37,282 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  1.03% ($30,250)
to Dane County, WI  0.97% ($31,781)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gratiot:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gratiot:

  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, 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)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLF (102.1 FM; LENA, IL; Owner: LENA RADIO BROADCASTING)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Gratiot:

  • 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)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Shannon Nwaeze, 5904 Sth 78 (Lat: 42.579806 Lon: -90.011806), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55065 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 7733998900, Regulatoryaffairs@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE, SUITE 700
  • Shannon Nwaeze, 5904 Sth 78 (Lat: 42.579806 Lon: -90.011806), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55065 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mile N Of County W On Prairie Rd (Lat: 42.527222 Lon: -90.243194), Call Sign: KNFF738
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/1997, Expiration Date: 03/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002
    Registrant: Meier, Kenneth L:meier, Charlotte R, 402 N Prospect St, Apple River, IL 61001

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC9CEX, Licensee ID: L00551591
    Grant Date: 07/29/2002, Expiration Date: 07/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2006, Certifier: Lewis M Burmeister
    Registrant: Lewis M Burmeister, 5474 Gratiot St, Gratiot, WI 53541
  • Call Sign: AB9MS, Previous Call Sign: KC9CEX, Licensee ID: L00551591
    Grant Date: 06/09/2012, Expiration Date: 07/29/2022, Certifier: Lewis M Burmeister
    Registrant: Lewis M Burmeister, 5474 Gratiot St, Gratiot, WI 53541


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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