Lime Ridge, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 84  (51.4%)
Females: 81  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip code: 53941

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,479 (it was $41,500 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$42,479
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,335 (it was $17,006 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $104,439 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$104,439
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $202,960; Detached houses: $215,878; Townhouses or other attached units: $205,102; In 2-unit structures: $164,238; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,817; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $332,977; Mobile homes: $40,077

Median gross rent in 2016: $826.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lime Ridge: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.4%), English (18.1%), American (10.5%), Czech (3.8%), Irish (3.8%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lime Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 65.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lime Ridge village:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 72.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,670 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,202 (1.9%)

Lime Ridge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (46.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (168.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cazenovia, WI (2.1 miles ), Willow, WI (2.3 miles ), Ironton, WI (2.3 miles ), Loganville, WI (2.5 miles ), La Valle, WI (2.8 miles ), Reedsburg, WI (3.0 miles ), Woodland, WI (3.1 miles ), Winfield, WI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 90.15 W

Area code: 608

Lime Ridge household income distribution Lime Ridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Average climate in Lime Ridge, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lime Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Lime Ridge village 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 26.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lime Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% 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 366.6 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 152.9 miles away from Lime Ridge 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 342.4 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 126.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 327.5 miles away from Lime Ridge 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 365.7 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 Sauk County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Lime Ridge:

  • SAUK CO HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • REEDSBURG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • REEDSBURG AREA MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • RIDGEVIEW TERRACE LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • HESS HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MAUSTON, WI)
  • MILE BLUFF MEDICAL CENTER, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MAUSTON, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lime Ridge:

  • Edgewood College (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 48 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 49 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 54 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 59 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

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Sauk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Lime Ridge travel time to work - commute Lime Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Lime Ridge village (based on Sauk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,6188
Mainline Protestant10,74330
Evangelical Protestant7,49840
Other4363
None30,681-
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
Sauk County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Sauk County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sauk County:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

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

18.3%
State:

13.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$43
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$230
Totals for Government 0$0 5$273

Lime Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($42.42)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($36.36)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($24.24)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($24.24)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($18.18)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($12.12)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($12.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.06)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($90.91)

Lime Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($36.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $42,000 ($254.55)
    Highways: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($72.73)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.06)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  1.16% ($48,324 average AGI)
from Columbia County, WI  0.76% ($34,271)
from Juneau County, WI  0.42% ($33,802)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.06%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  1.42% ($31,613 average AGI)
to Columbia County, WI  0.72% ($30,688)
to Juneau County, WI  0.37% ($28,837)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lime Ridge:

  • WRDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, 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)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lime Ridge:

  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lime Ridge:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lime Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

ST PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2005), St Boil Water Order (APR-12-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2005)
TRINITY EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Boil Water Order (MAY-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2009), St Boil Water Order (MAR-30-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (FEB-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2007), St Boil Water Order (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lime Ridge that have no violations reported:

  • ST BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 105, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Lime Ridge compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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