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Population in 2010: 502. Population change since 2000: +6.1%
 

Males: 256  (51.0%)
Females: 246  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53807.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,970 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
New Diggings:

$52,970
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,063

New Diggings town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $125,767 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
New Diggings:

$125,767
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $158,215; Detached houses: $159,855; Townhouses or other attached units: $225,831; Mobile homes: $53,378

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New Diggings races chart
  • White alone - 487 (97.0%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Diggings: 149.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (44.8%), English (22.8%), Irish (13.1%), United States (10.8%), Norwegian (3.0%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in New Diggings:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Diggings town:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

12 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.8% Oceania, 0.4% Europe).

This town:  2.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

New Diggings town:  1.2% ($1,006)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
New Diggings satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (18.5 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (59.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (144.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Benton, WI (1.6 miles ), White Oak Springs, WI (1.9 miles) , Shullsburg, WI (2.3 miles ), Hazel Green, WI (2.4 miles ), Cuba City, WI (2.4 miles ), Scales Mound, IL (2.7 miles ), Elk Grove, WI (2.7 miles ), Smelser, WI (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 90.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

New Diggings household income distribution New Diggings home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-1.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Average climate in New Diggings, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

New Diggings-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the New Diggings town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Diggings-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 74.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Diggings topographic map

Birthplace of: Fred Smith (1900s pitcher) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near New Diggings:

  • SOUTHWEST HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CUBA CITY, WI)
  • ST DOMINIC VILLA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HAZEL GREEN, WI)
  • GALENA STAUSS HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GALENA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Diggings:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 15 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,352)
  • Ashford University (about 50 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 59 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 59 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 64 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • Rock Valley College (about 71 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Kaplan University (about 71 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)

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Notable location: Twin Ridge Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in New Diggings: Lead Mine Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Shawnee Cemetery (1), Masonic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kelsey Branch (A), Ellis Branch (B), Madden Branch (C), Shullsburg Branch (D), Diggins Creek (E), Spring Branch (F), Blacks Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
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: 0.5% of all households

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

6.4%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Diggings, WI

New Diggings 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below 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 (42%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Diggings town (based on Lafayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.58%
Here76.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents58.0%22.6%12.2%3.0%4.2%
Congregations33.3%23.1%23.1%5.1%15.4%
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
This county:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Lafayette County:

12.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

13.9%
State:

13.0%

5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Grant County, WI  1.05% ($28,594 average AGI)
from Green County, WI  0.79% ($23,346)
from Dane County, WI  0.78% ($32,667)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Grant County, WI  1.18% ($37,282 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  1.03% ($30,250)
to Dane County, WI  0.97% ($31,781)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Diggings:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPVL (1590 AM; 1 kW; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Diggings:

  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WSUP (90.5 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around New Diggings:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 38 meters (125ft)
Total costs: $933,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,985
Total average daily truck traffic: 14
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 7,357

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
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