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Population in 2010: 7,948. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 

Males: 4,037  (50.8%)
Females: 3,911  (49.2%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53185.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,754 (it was $65,513 in 2000)
Norway:

$70,754
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,049

Norway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $245,356 (it was $166,800 in 2000)
Norway:

$245,356
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $275,972; Detached houses: $276,032; Townhouses or other attached units: $312,040; In 2-unit structures: $234,295

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Norway races chart
  • White alone - 7,580 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 200 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 79 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 35 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Norway: 192.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (47.8%), Polish (24.9%), Irish (9.5%), Norwegian (8.6%), United States (5.5%), French (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 33.7 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Norway:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norway town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

94 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Norway town:  1.7% ($2,877)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (14.6 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (19.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (71.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wind Lake, WI (1.0 miles ), Tichigan, WI (1.7 miles ), Waterford North, WI (1.9 miles ), Waterford, WI (2.1 miles ), Rochester, WI (2.5 miles ), Big Bend, WI (2.5 miles ), Muskego, WI (2.6 miles ), Dover, WI (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 88.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Norway household income distribution Norway home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,062 (+37.2%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Norway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

 
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Tornado activity:

Norway-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Norway town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 100% 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 99.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Racine County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Norway:

  • LAKEVIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AND REHAB CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • MIDWEST REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • SOUTHERN WI CTR FDD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)

Amtrak stations near Norway:

  • 15 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: MILWAUKEE (433 W. ST. PAUL AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norway:

  • Carroll University (about 15 miles; Waukesha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,756)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 19 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,732)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 20 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Marquette University (about 20 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 20 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (about 21 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,271)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 21 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,178)

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Notable locations in Norway: Norway Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C), Norwegian Museum (D), Norway Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bisanabi Lake (A), Waubeesee Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Wind Lake 35 (D), Wind Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Norway: Heg Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Racine 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)
AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.8. This is about average.
City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.0169. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0169
U.S.:

0.0530
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.318. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.318
U.S.:

0.444
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.64
U.S.:

3.08
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1


Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

3.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Norway, WI

10 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Norway compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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.
  • House age significantly 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:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Norway town (based on Racine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.04%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents58.1%14.2%6.5%3.8%3.5%
Congregations14.2%13.5%10.6%9.9%5.7%
NameArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinSalvation ArmyAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%1.0%1.0%9.7%
Congregations0.7%0.7%3.5%2.1%39.0%
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: 37
This county:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Racine County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Racine County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 125
Racine County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Wisconsin:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.52% ($48,734 average AGI)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.94% ($38,913)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.39% ($55,030)


5.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.17% ($37,956 average AGI)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.73% ($38,998)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.37% ($53,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Norway:

  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norway:

  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WEXT (104.7 FM; STURTEVANT, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLZR (102.9 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJMR-FM (98.3 FM; MENOMONEE FALLS, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Norway:

  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $517,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,147
Total average daily truck traffic: 15
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 13,224

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Norway, WI


FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 26922 Malchine Rd (Lat: 42.793611 Lon: -88.168694), Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: KNKO362
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:



Norway on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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  • Wayne George Chmiel (3)
  • Wayne G. Chmiel (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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