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Population in 2010: 619. Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 314  (50.7%)
Females: 305  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53581.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,005 (it was $42,222 in 2000)
Ithaca:

$54,005
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,647

Ithaca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,930 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Ithaca:

$133,930
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $243,505; Detached houses: $262,550; Townhouses or other attached units: $141,472; Mobile homes: $99,862

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Ithaca races chart
  • White alone - 610 (98.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ithaca: 153.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (58.6%), Irish (18.8%), Norwegian (13.3%), English (9.4%), United States (4.0%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 734 feet

Land area: 36.0 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ithaca:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ithaca town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Ithaca town:  1.5% ($1,380)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Ithaca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (46.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (166.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sextonville, WI (2.0 miles ), Buena Vista, WI (2.3 miles ), Richland, WI (2.5 miles ), Richland Center, WI (2.5 miles ), Gotham, WI (2.7 miles) , Orion, WI (2.7 miles ), Willow, WI (2.8 miles ), Rockbridge, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $154,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,800
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.33 N, Longitude: 90.26 W

Area code: 608

Ithaca household income distribution Ithaca home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+2.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Ithaca-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Ithaca town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ithaca topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Ithaca:

  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Ithaca, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ithaca:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 43 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 60 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • Viterbo University (about 60 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Western Technical College (about 60 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)

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Notable locations in Ithaca: Castle Rock Farm (A), Lambersons Dairy Farm (B), Little Valley Dairy Farm (C), Little Valley Stock Farm (D), Maple Cottage Farm (E), Oakwood Stock Farm (F), Pleasant Hill Farm (G), Valleyview Stock Farm (H), Springdale Dairy Farm (I), Willow Valley Dairy Farm (J), Big Spring Farm (K), Cold Spring Farm (L), Shady Bluff Stock Farm (M), Fairview Dairy Farm (N), Louis's Fruit Farm (O), Sunrise Stock Farm (P), Orchard Grove Farm (Q), Rich Valley Stock Farm (R), Oakwood Fruit Farm (S), The Glen (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Neptune Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Willow Valley Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Misslich Creek (A), Little Willow Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

5.2%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ithaca, WI

Ithaca compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ithaca town (based on Richland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.31%
Here38.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents38.0%19.7%14.9%4.1%2.5%
Congregations11.8%26.5%8.8%2.9%5.9%
NameChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.4%2.1%2.1%2.0%12.0%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.9%2.9%29.4%
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
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

13.0%

6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,917 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Sauk County, WI  1.15% ($30,064 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.93% ($23,302)
from Dane County, WI  0.81% ($78,127)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Dane County, WI  0.98% ($102,000 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.95% ($32,108)
to Grant County, WI  0.88% ($31,450)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ithaca:

  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ithaca:

  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ithaca:

  • 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.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $269,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,174
Total average daily truck traffic: 439
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 7,214

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 3
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