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Population in 2012: 11,286 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 

Males: 6,177  (54.7%)
Females: 5,109  (45.3%)

Median resident age:  22.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53818.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,985 (it was $35,742 in 2000)
Platteville:

$38,985
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,604

Platteville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,311 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Platteville:

$147,311
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,366; Detached houses: $148,730; Townhouses or other attached units: $237,542; In 2-unit structures: $112,734; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,141

Median gross rent in 2012: $738.

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  • White alone - 10,433 (93.4%)
  • Black alone - 247 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 249 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 131 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 97 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Platteville: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.5%), Irish (13.0%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), Polish (3.5%), United States (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 994 feet

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 2,685 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Platteville:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Platteville city:

  • Never married: 63.6%
  • Now married: 25.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

205 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,926 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,516 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (19.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (59.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (156.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Smelser, WI (2.6 miles ), Elk Grove, WI (2.7 miles ), Belmont, WI (2.7 miles ), Ellenboro, WI (2.8 miles ), Rewey, WI (2.9 miles ), Cuba City, WI (3.1 miles ), Dickeyville, WI (3.1 miles ), Tennyson, WI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 90.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +729 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,115 (55.5%)

Area code: 608

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Crime rates in Platteville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2333330101354
per 100,000 19.929.829.630.330.330.30.0103.010.429.044.435.5
Robberies 010300000000
per 100,000 0.09.90.030.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 9189241867105252
per 100,000 89.4178.988.8242.1181.660.670.8103.052.119.444.417.8
Burglaries 14263120167141023193825
per 100,000 139.0258.4305.9201.7161.470.7141.6103.0239.6183.9337.1222.1
Thefts 270319346295272178103101106126401313
per 100,000 2681.23171.03414.22975.62744.11798.21041.51040.11104.21219.73557.22781.0
Auto thefts 5596471611842
per 100,000 49.749.788.860.540.470.710.161.8114.677.435.517.8
Arson 000N/A00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.0) 144.5197.6192.9205.2172.7111.162.2146.483.088.7199.0149.6

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Crime rate in Platteville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +143 (+1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Platteville-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 29.9 miles away from the Platteville city 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 23.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Platteville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above 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 88.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John Fiedler - Film actor, Herbert Spencer Gasser - Nobel laureate, Jesse Baker - College football player (Cornell Big Red), Tony Clark (politician) - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Platteville:

  • TRI STATE DIALYSIS - PLATTEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, 1250 E BUSINESS HIGHWAY 151, SUITE B)
  • SOUTHWEST HEALTH CENTER INC (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1400 EAST SIDE RD)
  • GRAYS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 555 N CHESTNUT ST)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-PLATTEVILLE (Nursing Home, 1300 N WATER ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Platteville, WI

Airports located in Platteville:


Local government website: www.ci.platteville.wi.us

College/University in Platteville:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Full-time enrollment: 6,352; Location: 1 University Plz; Public; Website: www.uwplatt.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Platteville:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 60 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 60 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • Ashford University (about 64 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 68 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 77 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 78 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)

Public high school in Platteville:

  • Platteville Hi (Students: 462; Location: 710 E Madison St; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Platteville:

  • Platteville Mid (Students: 467; Location: 40 E Madison St; Grades: 4-8)
  • Wilkins El (Students: 335; Location: 425 Broadway St; Grades: KG-1)
  • Westview El (Students: 198; Location: 1205 Camp St; Grades: 2-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Platteville:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 345 N COURT ST; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Platteville:

  • PLATTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $593,447; Location: 65 S. ELM ST.; 54,198 books; 7,217 audio materials; 5,355 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 125 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Platteville: Platteville Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Platteville City Hall (B), Mining Museum (C), Jamison Museum (D), Platteville Public Library (E), Platteville Emergency Medical Services (F), Platteville Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Platteville include: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace (A), First Congregational United Church of Christ (B), First English Lutheran Church (C), Free Methodist Church (D), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Trinity Episcopal Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Platteville include: City Hall Park (1), Legion Park (2), Smith Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Grizzly Flats Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 500 East USHighway 151).

Hotels: Country Inn by Carlson (630 South Water Street), Country Inn-Suites Platteville (630 South Water Street), Henry's Pub (300 West Business Highway 151), Governor Dodge Motor Inn & Convention Center (300 West Us Highway 151), Mound View Inn (1755 East USHighway 151).

 
Grant 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 24.8. This is better than average.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.57. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.57
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Platteville and their reported violations in the past:

MT ZION UNITED CH OF CHRIST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-10-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2004), St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2004)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Platteville that have no violations reported:

  • PLATTEVILLE GOLF & CNTRY CLB (Population served: 215, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LYGHTHOUSE LLC (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MY TIRES INC (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASONIC TEMPLE MELODY LODGE 2 (Address: PO BOX 416, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.4%
(32.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 9.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Platteville, WI

People in group quarters in Platteville in 2010:

  • 2,615 people in college/university student housing
  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Platteville in 2000:

  • 2,201 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Platteville compared to Wisconsin state average:

Platteville, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Platteville (2011 data):

  • Livingston State Bank: Platteville Main Street Office Branc at 170 West Main Street, branch established on 2009/07/15; Platteville-Walmart Branch at 1800 Progressive Pkwy, branch established on 2006/04/19. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $151.3 mil, Deposits: $134.2 mil, headquarters in Livingston, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Rural Bancshares Of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Mound City Bank: at 25 East Pine Street, branch established on 1915/02/15; Second Street Motor Branch at 90 South Second Street, branch established on 1995/01/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $252.7 mil, Deposits: $208.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mound City Financial Services, Inc.
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Platteville Branch at 80 S Court St, branch established on 1918/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,067.4 mil, Deposits: $2,481.9 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Platteville: The First National Bank Of Plattevil at 10 Keystone Parkway, branch established on 1891/12/01. Info updated 2009/09/28: Bank assets: $127.7 mil, Deposits: $111.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Shares, Inc.
  • Clare Bank, National Association: at 345 West Pine Street, branch established on 1905/10/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $260.4 mil, Deposits: $232.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Montfort Bancorporation, Inc.
  • American Bank & Trust Wisconsin: Platteville Branch at 130 Mcgregor Plaza, branch established on 2006/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.3 mil, Deposits: $116.0 mil, headquarters in Cuba City, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Atbancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Platteville, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, 100 Hwy 80-81 S, Platteville, WI 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-8800, Fax: (608) 348-7233
  • Country Inn By Carlson, 630 S Water St, Platteville, WI 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-7373, Fax: (608) 348-4600
  • Governor Dodge Hotel & Convention Center, 300 W Business Hwy 151, Platteville, WI 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-2301, Fax: (608) 348-8579
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Platteville, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Platteville travel time to work - commute


Platteville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Platteville city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.86%
Here79.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents70.5%9.4%9.1%2.1%1.0%
Congregations21.1%10.5%18.9%6.3%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOld Order AmishOther
Adherents0.8%0.8%0.8%0.7%4.8%
Congregations3.2%2.1%3.2%4.2%27.4%
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: 12
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Grant County:

9.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Wisconsin:

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

11.4%
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 2$10,147$60,8821$2,327
Other Government Administration 3$11,679$46,7160$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$77,198$46,31910$1,450
Police - Other 6$18,717$37,4343$4,399
Firefighters 1$2,668$32,0160$0
Streets and Highways 14$48,619$41,6731$1,521
Welfare 0$0 4$2,575
Health 0$0 21$10,948
Sewerage 8$27,843$41,7650$0
Parks and Recreation 7$24,358$41,7576$6,235
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$18,334$44,0020$0
Water Supply 3$13,087$52,3481$1,592
Local Libraries 5$15,124$36,2987$4,948
Other and Unallocable 4$12,992$38,9760$0
Totals for Government 78$280,766$43,19554$35,995

Platteville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,000 ($0.53)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $680,000 ($60.25)
    General - Other: $186,000 ($16.48)
    Health - Other: $104,000 ($9.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($6.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($2.75)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($2.30)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($1.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,066,000 ($183.06)
    Sewerage: $1,235,000 ($109.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,081,000 ($95.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $920,000 ($81.52)
    Regular Highways: $805,000 ($71.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $581,000 ($51.48)
    Libraries: $483,000 ($42.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $415,000 ($36.77)
    Health - Other: $377,000 ($33.40)
    Central Staff Services: $297,000 ($26.32)
    Financial Administration: $248,000 ($21.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $211,000 ($18.70)
    General - Other: $187,000 ($16.57)
    Air Transportation: $120,000 ($10.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $111,000 ($9.84)
    General Public Buildings: $104,000 ($9.21)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $82,000 ($7.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000 ($6.91)
    Transit Utilities: $76,000 ($6.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $386,000 ($34.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $266,000 ($23.57)
    Regular Highways: $119,000 ($10.54)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($1.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,826,000 ($339.00)

Platteville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,176,000 ($104.20)
    All Other: $360,000 ($31.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $227,000 ($20.11)
    Air Transportation: $76,000 ($6.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $34,000 ($3.01)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($1.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $181,000 ($16.04)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $390,000 ($34.56)
    Interest Earnings: $253,000 ($22.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $157,000 ($13.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000 ($4.52)
    Special Assessments: $18,000 ($1.59)
    Rents: $18,000 ($1.59)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $983,000 ($87.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,089,000 ($273.70)
    All Other: $630,000 ($55.82)
    Highways: $454,000 ($40.23)
  • Tax - Property: $3,340,000 ($295.94)
    Other License: $143,000 ($12.67)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $48,000 ($4.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($1.95)
    NEC: $18,000 ($1.59)

Platteville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,170,000 ($723.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,352,000 ($562.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,818,000 ($161.08)

Platteville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,567,000 ($847.69)

5.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Iowa County, WI  0.49% ($33,396 average AGI)
from Dane County, WI  0.47% ($30,379)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.42% ($37,282)


6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
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 Dane County, WI  0.98% ($97,317 average AGI)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.51% ($31,760)
to Iowa County, WI  0.44% ($27,841)

Strongest AM radio stations in Platteville:

  • WPVL (1590 AM; 1 kW; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WGLR (1280 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Platteville:

  • WSUP (90.5 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Platteville:

  • 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)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Platteville, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Platteville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $608,000
Total average daily traffic: 33,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,995
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 37,759


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Platteville, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Menards1
Ashley Furniture1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Goodwill3Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Jones New York1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kmart1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Platteville on our top lists:

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