Primrose, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 731. Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 
Males: 370  (50.6%)
Females: 361  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  46.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53508.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $74,738 (it was $51,964 in 2000)
Primrose:

$74,738
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,279 (it was $23,935 in 2000)

Primrose town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $301,634 (it was $172,800 in 2000)
Primrose:

$301,634
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $298,610; Detached houses: $315,668; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,044; In 2-unit structures: $254,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,466; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,345; Mobile homes: $33,414
  • Races in Primrose, WI (2010)

    Primrose races chart
    • 70296.0%White alone
    • 121.6%Two or more races
    • 60.8%American Indian alone
    • 50.7%Black alone
    • 40.5%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Primrose: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.2%), Norwegian (31.1%), Swiss (17.4%), English (14.5%), Irish (8.5%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1002 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

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

Primrose,WI real estate house value index trend

Primrose, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Primrose:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Primrose town:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Primrose town:  1.5% ($2,543)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Primrose satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (17.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (125.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Springdale, WI (2.2 miles ), Montrose, WI (2.3 miles ), New Glarus, WI (2.6 miles ), Belleville, WI (2.6 miles ), Perry, WI (2.7 miles ), Mount Horeb, WI (2.8 miles ), Verona, WI (2.9 miles ), Exeter, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.91 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +82 (+13.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Primrose, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Primrose-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Primrose town 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 24.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Primrose-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 321.8 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 107.3 miles away from Primrose 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 297.4 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 354.3 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 320.8 miles away from Primrose 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 82.9 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 Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Primrose topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Primrose:

  • NEW GLARUS HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW GLARUS, WI)
  • FOUR WINDS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VERONA, WI)
  • BADGER PRAIRIE HCC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VERONA, WI)
  • ST MARYS CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; VERONA, WI)
  • INDEPENDENT HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • ATTIC ANGEL PLACE HC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MIDDLETON, WI)

Amtrak station near Primrose:

  • 18 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Primrose:

  • Edgewood College (about 16 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 17 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 18 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 23 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 25 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 45 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 47 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)

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Notable locations in Primrose: Nixiebabes Dairy Farm (A), Liberty Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Primrose: Primrose Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: East Primrose Cemetery (1), West Primrose Cemetery (2), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mount Vernon Creek (A), Primrose Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dane 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.9. This is better than average.

City:

60.9
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.4%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Primrose travel time to work - commute Primrose mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Primrose town (based on Dane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

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

11.1%
State:

13.0%

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($34,934 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($50,103)
from Rock County, WI  0.25% ($35,033)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($31,242 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($38,444)
to Columbia County, WI  0.25% ($43,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Primrose:

  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Primrose:

  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W277AE (103.3 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY DBA WFEN)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Primrose:

  • 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.)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $653,000Total costs
  • 7,837Total average daily traffic
  • 130Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,864Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Primrose compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
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