Platteville, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 12,457 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.7%
 
Males: 6,977  (56.0%)
Females: 5,480  (44.0%)
Median resident age:

22.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53818.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,867 (it was $35,742 in 2000)
Platteville:

$42,867
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,123 (it was $15,858 in 2000)

Platteville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,562 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Platteville:

$159,562
WI:

$178,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $761.

March 2019 cost of living index in Platteville: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.7%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.6% for Black residents, 81.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Platteville, WI (2017)
    • 11,43493.2%White alone
    • 2381.9%Black alone
    • 1981.6%Hispanic
    • 1201.0%Two or more races
    • 950.8%Asian alone
    • 890.7%Other race alone
    • 640.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Platteville, Wisconsin as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Platteville is 710 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Platteville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
10
(103.0)
1
(10.4)
3
(29.0)
5
(44.4)
4
(35.5)
2
(17.7)
7
(61.3)
4
(31.1)
7
(54.8)
8
(63.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(60.6)
7
(70.8)
10
(103.0)
5
(52.1)
2
(19.4)
5
(44.4)
2
(17.8)
3
(26.5)
17
(148.9)
21
(163.3)
23
(180.1)
23
(181.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(70.7)
14
(141.6)
10
(103.0)
23
(239.6)
19
(183.9)
38
(337.1)
25
(222.1)
32
(282.9)
14
(122.6)
16
(124.4)
16
(125.3)
11
(87.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
178
(1,798)
103
(1,041)
101
(1,040)
106
(1,104)
126
(1,220)
401
(3,557)
313
(2,781)
270
(2,387)
222
(1,944)
238
(1,851)
239
(1,872)
194
(1,535)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(70.7)
1
(10.1)
6
(61.8)
11
(114.6)
8
(77.4)
4
(35.5)
2
(17.8)
2
(17.7)
9
(78.8)
7
(54.4)
7
(54.8)
3
(23.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)118.966.5156.788.995.0213.1160.2136.2174.1147.0172.6156.4

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City-data.com crime index in Platteville, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (45.4%), Irish (9.0%), Norwegian (5.7%), English (5.2%), Polish (4.9%), European (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 994 feet

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 2,964 people per square mile   (average).

Platteville, Wisconsin map

291 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.2% Africa).

This city:

2.4%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,133 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,234 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 90.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -45 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,704 (54.2%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Platteville, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Platteville, WI in 2017
Platteville satellite photo by USGS

Platteville tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Platteville, WI residents
Average permit cost in Platteville, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Platteville, WI
Historical housing units in Platteville, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +143 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Platteville, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.9%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
  • Food (3.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Platteville, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Platteville, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Platteville, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Platteville-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 64% 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 above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% 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 326.1 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 119.8 miles away from Platteville 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 303.0 miles away from Platteville 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 357.9 miles away from Platteville 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 325.4 miles away from the city 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 88.3 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 Grant County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Platteville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Platteville:

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

Airports located in Platteville:

College/University in Platteville:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Full-time enrollment: 7,679; Location: 1 University Plaza; Public; Website: www.uwplatt.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Platteville:

  • Edgewood College (about 58 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 60 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 60 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Ashford University (about 63 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 64 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 67 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 68 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)

Public high school in Platteville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Platteville:

Private elementary/middle school in Platteville:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 155 W LEWIS ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Platteville

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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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 US Highway 151).

Birthplace of: John Fiedler - Film actor, Herbert Spencer Gasser - Nobel laureate, Jesse Baker - College football player (Cornell Big Red), Tony Clark (politician) - Politician.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

UW PIONEER FARM-DAIRY BLDG (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MT ZION UNITED CH OF CHRIST (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2009), St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2009), St Boil Water Order (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2009)
UW PLATTEVILLE LIVING & LEARNING CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2006)
WHIG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Boil Water Order (SEP-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010)

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

  • PLATTEVILLE GOLF & CNTRY CLB (Population served: 215, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WISCONSIN BADGER CAMP (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LYGHTHOUSE LLC (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UW PIONEER FARM-AG TECH CENTER (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MY TIRES INC (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UW PIONEER FARM-SWINE FACILITY (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAWRZAK ORTHODONTIC OFFICE (Population served: 28, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HOPE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASONIC TEMPLE MELODY LODGE 2 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Platteville:

Marital status in Platteville, WI
  • Never married: 66.5%
  • Now married: 24.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Platteville:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Platteville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Platteville, WI (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,48919
Mainline Protestant8,78741
Evangelical Protestant3,40038
Other3864
Orthodox301
None18,116-
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: 12
Grant County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
This county:

9.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Platteville:

48.5%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Platteville:

48.9%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.7%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Platteville:

59.1%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.8%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Platteville, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$108,107$49,89612$8,600
Streets and Highways 14$51,323$43,9910$0
Parks and Recreation 11$41,067$44,8007$2,542
Sewerage 8$29,254$43,8810$0
Local Libraries 5$17,356$41,65410$10,268
Financial Administration 3$12,525$50,1000$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,206$64,8248$1,544
Other and Unallocable 3$10,512$42,04810$385
Water Supply 3$11,575$46,3000$0
Health 1$3,967$47,60421$9,862
Firefighters 1$2,876$34,5125$2,840
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 4$3,481
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 78$304,768$46,88777$39,522

Platteville government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,391,000 ($191.94)
    General - Other: $1,247,000 ($100.10)
    Health - Other: $247,000 ($19.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($2.89)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($1.85)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($1.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.64)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,401,000 ($192.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,447,000 ($116.16)
    Sewerage: $1,436,000 ($115.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,013,000 ($81.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $847,000 ($67.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $669,000 ($53.70)
    Libraries: $611,000 ($49.05)
    Health - Other: $482,000 ($38.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $398,000 ($31.95)
    Central Staff Services: $369,000 ($29.62)
    Air Transportation: $319,000 ($25.61)
    Financial Administration: $260,000 ($20.87)
    General - Other: $215,000 ($17.26)
    Transit Utilities: $203,000 ($16.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $190,000 ($15.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $180,000 ($14.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $116,000 ($9.31)
    General Public Buildings: $73,000 ($5.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $69,000 ($5.54)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,158,000 ($92.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $217,000 ($17.42)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($7.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000 ($5.46)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,380,000 ($351.61)

Platteville government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,017,000 ($161.92)
    Other: $782,000 ($62.78)
    Air Transportation: $242,000 ($19.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000 ($16.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $39,000 ($3.13)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($0.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $384,000 ($30.83)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000 ($14.13)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $286,000 ($22.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $165,000 ($13.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $162,000 ($13.00)
    Interest Earnings: $70,000 ($5.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000 ($3.77)
    Sale of Property: $29,000 ($2.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,057,000 ($165.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,753,000 ($221.00)
    Highways: $843,000 ($67.67)
    Other: $726,000 ($58.28)
    Transit Utilities: $148,000 ($11.88)
  • Tax - Property: $5,153,000 ($413.66)
    Other License: $176,000 ($14.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $147,000 ($11.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $77,000 ($6.18)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.48)

Platteville government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,521,000 ($2610.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,379,000 ($2518.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,940,000 ($717.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,798,000 ($625.99)

Platteville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $555,000 ($44.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,985,000 ($1283.21)

5.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
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 Iowa County, WI  0.54% ($34,529 average AGI)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.51% ($36,602)
from Crawford County, WI  0.44% ($41,452)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  0.66% ($46,945 average AGI)
to Iowa County, WI  0.58% ($34,595)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.49% ($41,211)
Businesses in Platteville, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Ashley Furniture1Menards1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Sears1
Goodwill3Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul3
Kmart1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1

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)
Platteville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Platteville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 64.3mTotal length
  • $1,589,000Total costs
  • 109,505Total average daily traffic
  • 3,448Total average daily truck traffic
  • 128,768Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Platteville, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 182000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Platteville, WI

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fires - 45 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Platteville, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.8%), and Outside Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Platteville, WI
    • 14047.8%Structure Fires
    • 6622.5%Outside Fires
    • 5920.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 289.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Platteville, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Platteville, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, 100 Hwy 80-81 S, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-8800, Fax: (608) 348-7233
  • Country Inn By Carlson, 630 S Water St, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-7373, Fax: (608) 348-4600
  • Governor Dodge Hotel & Convention Center, 300 W Business Hwy 151, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 348-2301, Fax: (608) 348-8579
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Platteville, 55 S Elm Streeet, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 342-2228, Fax: (608) 342-2229
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Platteville, 55 S Elm Streeet, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 342-2238, Fax: (608) 342-2239
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Platteville, 55 S Elm St, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 , Phone: (608) 342-2238, Fax: (608) 342-2239
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Platteville, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Platteville, WI
  • 85.4%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Platteville, WI
  • 48.4%Electricity
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Platteville compared to Wisconsin state average:

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

Platteville on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
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