Otsego, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 693. Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 362  (52.2%)
Females: 331  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53960.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,262 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Otsego:

$66,262
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,667 (it was $20,620 in 2000)

Otsego town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $213,131 (it was $148,200 in 2000)
Otsego:

$213,131
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $197,657; Detached houses: $205,928; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,398; In 2-unit structures: $214,573; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $94,162; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,930; Mobile homes: $22,991
  • Races in Otsego, WI (2010)

    Otsego races chart
    • 67998.0%White alone
    • 111.6%Hispanic
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Otsego: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.0%), Norwegian (18.4%), Irish (12.2%), English (6.6%), United States (6.5%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 30.5 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Otsego,WI real estate house value index trend

Otsego, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Otsego:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otsego town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

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

Otsego town:  1.3% ($1,970)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Otsego satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (25.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (132.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Doylestown, WI (1.6 miles ), Hampden, WI (2.1 miles ), Rio, WI (2.1 miles ), Lowville, WI (2.4 miles ), Fountain Prairie, WI (2.5 miles ), Fall River, WI (2.6 miles ), Leeds, WI (2.9 miles ), Courtland, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 43.40 N, Longitude: 89.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

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

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+16.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Otsego, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Otsego-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Otsego town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Otsego-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 348.8 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 134.9 miles away from Otsego 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 323.8 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 347.6 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 381.5 miles away from Otsego 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 116.8 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 Columbia County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Otsego topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Otsego:

  • COLUMBUS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, WI)
  • COLUMBUS NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, WI)
  • COLUMBUS COM HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, WI)
  • COLUMBIA HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WYOCENA, WI)
  • SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SUN PRAIRIE, WI)
  • THE WILLOWS NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SUN PRAIRIE, WI)

Amtrak stations near Otsego:

  • 10 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: PORTAGE (400 W. ONEIDA ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otsego:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 19 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 21 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 45 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Marian University (about 47 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)

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Churches in Otsego include: Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Cemetery (1), Otsego Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Hawkos Pond (A), Grassy Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Otsego: Grassy Lake State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Columbia 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 77.6. This is about average.

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.40
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

3.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Otsego compared to Wisconsin 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Otsego town (based on Columbia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,4739
Evangelical Protestant9,99044
Mainline Protestant9,91134
Other93
None25,450-
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: 10
Columbia County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Columbia County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 68
Here:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

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

14.0%
State:

13.0%

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($85 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  2.15% ($43,088 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.78% ($30,688)
from Dodge County, WI  0.36% ($38,161)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  1.86% ($35,679 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.82% ($34,271)
to Dodge County, WI  0.57% ($35,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otsego:

  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WHFA (1240 AM; 1 kW; POYNETTE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otsego:

  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WXRO (95.3 FM; BEAVER DAM, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Otsego:

  • 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.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 6,205Total average daily traffic
  • 399Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,976Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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