Melvina, Wisconsin

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Population in 2012: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.8%
 
Males: 54  (52.6%)
Females: 50  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  29.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 54619

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,425 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Melvina:

$59,425
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,459 (it was $11,791 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,864 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Melvina:

$92,864
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $283,931; Detached houses: $295,062; In 2-unit structures: $111,397

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 100 (96.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melvina: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.2%), Irish (13.6%), Norwegian (10.2%), United States (10.2%), Polish (5.1%), Welsh (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1922

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Melvina, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Melvina:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melvina village:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,583 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.7%)

Melvina satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (22.9 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (85.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cashton, WI (2.0 miles ), Wells, WI (2.1 miles ), Norwalk, WI (2.8 miles ), Ridgeville, WI (3.1 miles ), Angelo, WI (3.1 miles ), Sparta, WI (3.2 miles ), Rockland, WI (3.2 miles ), Ontario, WI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 90.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Melvina household income distribution Melvina home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-19.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Average climate in Melvina, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melvina-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Melvina village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melvina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly 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 399.4 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 188.0 miles away from Melvina center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from the city 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 375.7 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 159.2 miles away from Melvina 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 398.6 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 Monroe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melvina topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melvina:

  • MORROW MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPARTA, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTM, FRANCISCAN HLTHCARE-SPARTA Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SPARTA, WI)
  • NORSELAND NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WESTBY, WI)

Amtrak station near Melvina:

  • 19 miles: TOMAH (W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvina:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 23 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 47 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 49 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 62 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 64 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)

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Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Monroe 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 2012 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Melvina compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melvina village (based on Monroe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.31%
Here: 61.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents41.3%15.6%15.5%5.9%4.3%
Congregations12.9%12.9%10.0%8.6%4.3%
NameOld Order AmishEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%2.5%2.5%1.5%7.3%
Congregations18.6%5.7%2.9%1.4%22.9%
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: 8
Monroe County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Monroe County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Monroe County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

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

12.4%
State:

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$77
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$236
Totals for Government 0$0 6$313

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($173.08)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($48.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($28.85)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($28.85)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($28.85)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($19.23)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($19.23)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($9.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($173.08)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($19.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($384.62)
    Highways: $4,000 ($38.46)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($9.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($673.08)

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,168 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries($584 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.23% ($31,581 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.61% ($25,624)
from Vernon County, WI  0.39% ($28,281)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,591 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.26% ($28,636 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.52% ($29,674)
to Dane County, WI  0.30% ($35,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melvina:

  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTMB (1460 AM; 1 kW; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melvina:

  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)

TV broadcast stations around Melvina:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,700
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 4,700
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