Lake Mills, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 5,898 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.8%
 
Males: 2,945  (49.9%)
Females: 2,953  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53551.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,411 (it was $44,132 in 2000)
Lake Mills:

$62,411
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,672 (it was $21,929 in 2000)

Lake Mills city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,783 (it was $125,800 in 2000)
Lake Mills:

$189,783
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $200,507; detached houses: $215,817; townhouses or other attached units: $206,862; mobile homes: $10,901

Median gross rent in 2017: $958.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Mills: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.7%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lake Mills, WI (2017)
    • 5,16088.2%White alone
    • 5178.8%Hispanic
    • 741.3%Two or more races
    • 480.8%Black alone
    • 310.5%Asian alone
    • 30.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Lake Mills, Wisconsin as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Mills is 485 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lake Mills by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(40.1)
2
(38.0)
2
(36.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(69.8)
2
(34.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.4)
2
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(20.0)
1
(19.0)
3
(54.7)
1
(18.2)
9
(159.6)
17
(304.2)
8
(139.5)
1
(17.4)
3
(51.7)
5
(86.0)
3
(51.2)
9
(151.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(180.3)
10
(190.1)
6
(109.4)
14
(254.4)
15
(266.0)
13
(232.6)
8
(139.5)
8
(139.3)
5
(86.1)
2
(34.4)
1
(17.1)
1
(16.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(921.3)
63
(1,198)
53
(966.6)
62
(1,126)
74
(1,312)
51
(912.5)
67
(1,169)
35
(609.6)
22
(378.8)
27
(464.2)
37
(631.7)
13
(219.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.0)
1
(18.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(70.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.2)
3
(51.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)85.5100.087.966.5108.7119.0141.665.531.567.173.240.3

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Mills, WI

Crime rate in Lake Mills detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), American (10.9%), Norwegian (8.3%), Polish (4.4%), Irish (3.2%), British (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,724 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Mills, Wisconsin map

338 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This city:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,622 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,594 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (24.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (106.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Aztalan, WI (2.0 miles ),
Milford, WI (2.5 miles ),
Lake Ripley, WI (2.5 miles ),
Johnson Creek, WI (2.6 miles ),
Oakland, WI (2.6 miles ),
Jefferson, WI (2.7 miles ),
Cambridge, WI (2.8 miles ),
Waterloo, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.08 N, Longitude: 88.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +93 (+1.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,029 (34.1%)

Area code: 920

Distribution of median household income in Lake Mills, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake Mills, WI in 2017
Lake Mills satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $260,200
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $260,200
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $221,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake Mills, WI residents
Average permit cost in Lake Mills, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Lake Mills, WI
Historical housing units in Lake Mills, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +625 (+14.8%).
Most common industries in Lake Mills, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Lake Mills, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lake Mills-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Lake Mills city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Mills-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 324.6 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 112.1 miles away from Lake Mills 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 299.4 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 323.3 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 357.2 miles away from Lake Mills center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 313.3 miles away from Lake Mills 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 Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Mills topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Mills:

  • WILLOWBROOK NURSING AND REHAB (901 MULBERRY ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lake Mills:

  • ALDEN ESTATES OF COUNTRYSIDE, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; JEFFERSON, WI)
  • RAINBOW HSPC CARE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; JEFFERSON, WI)
  • PURITY DIALYSIS - FORT ATKINSON (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • FORT HLTHCARE HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • FORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • ALDEN AT FORT HEALTHCARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • FT ATKINSON HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)

Airports located in Lake Mills:

Amtrak station near Lake Mills:

  • 19 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Mills:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 19 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 20 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 33 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public high school in Lake Mills:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Mills:

  • LAKE MILLS MIDDLE (Students: 356, Location: 318 COLLEGE ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • LAKE MILLS ELEMENTARY (Location: 155 E PINE ST, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Lake Mills:

  • ST PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 225, Location: 1530 S MAIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Lake Mills

Library in Lake Mills:

  • L.D. FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $329,187; Location: 120 E. MADISON ST.; 37,031 books; 8,825 e-books; 5,653 audio materials; 3,142 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 111 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Mills: Lake Mills Emergency Medical Services (A), Lake Mills Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake Mills: Lakeside Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Fargo Mansion Inn (406 Mulberry Street), Bade's Resort (W7866 County Road B).

Birthplace of: Carleton B. Joeckel - Librarian, Hal Raether - Baseball player, Jim Wilson (Oklahoma politician) - Politician.

Jefferson 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 Lake Mills and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE MILLS WATERWORKS (Population served: 5,300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2012), St Other (FEB-06-2012)
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - Between JAN-01-2012 and FEB-06-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2012), St Other (FEB-06-2012)
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - Between JAN-01-2009 and FEB-16-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011), St Other (FEB-16-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2013), St Other (JUN-24-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Mills that have no violations reported:

  • MOES PLACE (Population served: 51, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIZZA PIT (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PYRAMID MOTEL & PYRAMID LIQUOR (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK LAKE VISTA CONDOS WELL #1 SYSTEM (Address: N6963 ROCK LAKE RD #18 , Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
41 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Lake Mills (2011 data):

  • Associated Bank, National Association: Lake Mills Branch at 300 East Lake Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Bank of Lake Mills: Bank Of Lake Mills at 136 East Madison Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $185.6 mil, Deposits: $159.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The Greenwood's State Bank: at 117 North Main Street, branch established on 1883/10/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.5 mil, Deposits: $49.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Greenwoods Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lake Mills:

Marital status in Lake Mills, WI
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Mills:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake Mills
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Mills, WI (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,91650
Catholic18,63710
Mainline Protestant12,03033
Other3645
None30,739-
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
This county:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Here:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Jefferson County:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Mills:

44.0%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Lake Mills:

28.7
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Mills:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Mills:

34.8%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Lake Mills:

54.6%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Mills:

77.6%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Mills, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 11$54,954$59,9500$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$40,273$48,3284$2,593
Streets and Highways 7$28,263$48,4512$1,360
Other Government Administration 5$24,293$58,3035$1,285
Sewerage 5$19,737$47,3690$0
Financial Administration 3$12,529$50,1160$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,963$51,85212$4,956
Water Supply 3$13,077$52,3080$0
Police - Other 2$5,457$32,7420$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,950$35,7002$1,530
Local Libraries 2$7,735$46,41010$7,225
Firefighters 1$5,066$60,79242$5,525
Natural Resources 1$4,080$48,9600$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,717
Fire - Other 0$0 1$99
Totals for Government 55$234,377$51,13780$26,290

Lake Mills government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,189,000 ($201.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $596,000 ($101.05)
    Regular Highways: $128,000 ($21.70)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($8.65)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($1.70)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,554,000 ($1280.77)
    Sewerage: $1,788,000 ($303.15)
    Police Protection: $1,091,000 ($184.98)
    Water Utilities: $942,000 ($159.72)
    Regular Highways: $903,000 ($153.10)
    Central Staff Services: $536,000 ($90.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $383,000 ($64.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000 ($63.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $367,000 ($62.22)
    Libraries: $329,000 ($55.78)
    General Public Buildings: $245,000 ($41.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $96,000 ($16.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $94,000 ($15.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000 ($14.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $63,000 ($10.68)
    Transit Utilities: $56,000 ($9.49)
    Health - Other: $42,000 ($7.12)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($5.43)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($2.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $742,000 ($125.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $898,000 ($152.26)
    Police Protection: $67,000 ($11.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.68)

Lake Mills government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,520,000 ($257.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $351,000 ($59.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $146,000 ($24.75)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $33,000 ($5.60)
    Other: $11,000 ($1.87)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000 ($65.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $250,000 ($42.39)
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000 ($30.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000 ($9.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($6.27)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($5.93)
    Sale of Property: $28,000 ($4.75)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($2.54)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,247,000 ($1398.27)
    Water Utilities: $889,000 ($150.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $370,000 ($62.73)
    Highways: $293,000 ($49.68)
    Education: $105,000 ($17.80)
    Other: $49,000 ($8.31)
    Transit Utilities: $37,000 ($6.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Tax - Property: $4,024,000 ($682.27)
    Other License: $141,000 ($23.91)
    Other: $105,000 ($17.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($2.37)

Lake Mills government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,413,000 ($4139.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,480,000 ($3811.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,771,000 ($639.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,838,000 ($311.63)

7.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Waukesha County, WI  1.31% ($57,852 average AGI)
from Dane County, WI  1.15% ($50,902)
from Dodge County, WI  1.03% ($39,456)


6.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  1.10% ($47,870 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  1.00% ($39,056)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.99% ($59,814)
Businesses in Lake Mills, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Penske1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's1UPS1
McDonald's1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Mills:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, 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.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Mills:

  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Mills:

  • 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)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Lake Mills fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lake Mills fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 2017 06:58 PM, Cr-B, Lat: 43.081728, Lon: -89.000394, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 11, 2010 07:05 PM, Sr-89, Topel St, Lat: 43.064028, Lon: -88.913878, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 30, 2004 06:01 AM, E Lake St, S Washington St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 2001 05:27 AM, Sr-89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 2000 00:05 AM, S, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 2000 08:04 PM, I-94, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 25, 1994 07:41 AM, Mulberry, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.7mTotal length
  • $882,000Total costs
  • 137,926Total average daily traffic
  • 18,648Total average daily truck traffic
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lake Mills, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Mills)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lake Mills, WI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Rock Lake SS, W7904 Hope Lake Rd (Lat: 43.022222 Lon: -88.924333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPZK729,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.512 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/02/2024, Certifier: Michael J Kelley, Registrant: 333 W. Everett St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Phone: (414) 221-2081, Fax: (414) 221-3198, Email:
  • Lake Mill VitaPlus, Lat: 43.063778 Lon: -88.914833, Type: Building, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJH835,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/16/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2018, Certifier: Mark E Dodge, Registrant: Granite Wireless, Inc., 300 Industrial Dr, Random Lake, WI 53075, Phone: (920) 994-2388, Email:
  • Lake Mills Wt Tower, Lat: 43.073139 Lon: -88.876972, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJH835,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/16/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2018, Certifier: Mark E Dodge, Registrant: Granite Wireless, Inc., 300 Industrial Dr, Random Lake, WI 53075, Phone: (920) 994-2388, Email:
  • NXLKM3, Lat: 43.073000 Lon: -88.876361, Type: Tank, Structure height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WQLN257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2010, Expiration Date: 03/12/2020, Certifier: Jon D Auer, Registrant: Netwurx LLC, N78w31401 Kilbourne Rd, North Lake, WI 53064, Phone: (800) 638-9879, Fax: (262) 670-6659, Email:
  • LAKE MILLS, I94 3 Mi Nw (Lat: 43.108028 Lon: -88.954250), Overall height: 76.5 m, Call Sign: WDU305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/22/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2003, Registrant: Ameritech Regional Wireless Engineering, 529 South 7th Street;rm 3a, Springfield, IL 62721, Phone: (217) 527-2367

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • W 8538 Airport Road (Lat: 43.108028 Lon: -88.954250), Overall height: 76.5 m, Call Sign: KNKO362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2018, Expiration Date: 07/01/2028, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • I 94, 3 Miles Nw Of Lake Mills (Lat: 42.603611 Lon: -88.444806), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: KWA672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2005, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5540, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Mills)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12148 , Serial Number: 17261843, Year manufactured: 1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/21/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry L Railing, N5206 Hwy G, Lake Mills, WI 53551, Other Owners: Kathleen M Railing
  • Aircraft: ROSE PARRAKEET A-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 63 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18252 , Serial Number: 107, Year manufactured: 1938, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry L Railing, N5206 Hwy G, Lake Mills, WI 53551, Other Owners: Kathleen M Railing
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1934M , Serial Number: 18264488, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 06/11/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jeffrey A Kornetzke, 541 W Madison St, Lake Mills, WI 53551, Other Owners: Sheila R V Dana
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-15 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4423H , Serial Number: 15-210, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Terry L Railing, N5206 Hwy G, Lake Mills, WI 53551
  • Aircraft: STILES RICHARD ESQUAL VM-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 925S , Serial Number: 69, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew D Stiles, 138 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Mills, WI 53551

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 80 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Mills, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.9%), and Structure Fires (41.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Mills, WI
    • 11444.9%Outside Fires
    • 10641.7%Structure Fires
    • 2911.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 52.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Mills, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Mills, WI
  • 86.5%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Mills, WI
  • 52.2%Utility gas
  • 43.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Lake Mills compared to Wisconsin state average:

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

Lake Mills on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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