Moscow, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 576.
Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 286  (49.7%)
Females: 290  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53544.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,370 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Moscow:

$66,370
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,836 (it was $17,515 in 2000)

Moscow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $275,521 (it was $151,400 in 2000)
Moscow:

$275,521
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Moscow: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Moscow, WI (2010)
    • 55997.0%White alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 40.7%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Other race alone
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (38.7%), German (24.2%), Irish (13.3%), United States (13.1%), Swiss (12.5%), English (12.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 41.3 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Moscow, Wisconsin map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Moscow town:

1.1% ($1,682)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (28.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (134.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hollandale, WI (1.5 miles ),
Blanchardville, WI (2.3 miles ),
Perry, WI (2.3 miles ),
Waldwick, WI (2.4 miles ),
Blanchard, WI (2.5 miles ),
Fayette, WI (3.0 miles ),
Brigham, WI (3.0 miles ),
Barneveld, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 89.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in Moscow, WI in 2017
Moscow satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+14.7%).
Most common industries in Moscow, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.1%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (31.4%)
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (4.9%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (2.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Moscow, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (25.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Moscow, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Moscow-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Moscow town 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 13.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moscow-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 323.9 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 110.7 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 299.8 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 356.3 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 323.0 miles away from Moscow 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 83.6 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 Iowa County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moscow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Moscow:

  • NEW GLARUS HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEW GLARUS, WI)
  • MINERAL POINT CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MINERAL POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moscow:

  • Edgewood College (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 29 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 29 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 33 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 34 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 36 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 59 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Moscow: Hollandale Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: 0.47 Reservoir (A), 1 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Valley Creek (A), Dodge Branch (B), Kittleson Valley Creek (C), Regan Creek (D), Olson Creek (E), McPeace Valley Creek (F), Brager Branch (G), Schmidt Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Iowa 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:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

84.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Moscow:

Marital status in Moscow, WI
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Moscow:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Moscow, WI (based on Iowa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,6328
Mainline Protestant4,24723
Evangelical Protestant69413
Other281
None12,086-
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: 5
Iowa County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Iowa County:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Iowa County:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.0%

6.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
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 Dane County, WI  2.09% ($62,619 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  1.11% ($34,595)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.46% ($43,696)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moscow:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 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.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moscow:

  • 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)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Moscow:

  • 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.)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.6mTotal length
  • 6,338Total average daily traffic
  • 311Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,503Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Moscow, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Moscow, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Moscow, WI
  • 50.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.9%Wood
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Moscow, WI
  • 60.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood


Moscow compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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