Richwood, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 533. Population change since 2000: -13.8%
 
Males: 286  (53.7%)
Females: 247  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53518.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,091 (it was $35,156 in 2000)
Richwood:

$50,091
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,773 (it was $17,304 in 2000)

Richwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $164,383 (it was $100,300 in 2000)
Richwood:

$164,383
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $170,581; Detached houses: $179,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,410; In 2-unit structures: $193,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,889; Mobile homes: $38,973; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,898
  • Races in Richwood, WI (2010)

    Richwood races chart
    • 52197.7%White alone
    • 50.9%Hispanic
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Richwood: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Irish (17.0%), Norwegian (14.1%), English (13.8%), United States (8.6%), Czech (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 41.7 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Richwood,WI real estate house value index trend

Richwood, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Richwood:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richwood town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

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

Richwood town:  0.9% ($947)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Richwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (50.0 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (62.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (178.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blue River, WI (2.2 miles ), Akan, WI (2.3 miles ), Watterstown, WI (2.4 miles ), Boaz, WI (2.7 miles) , Boscobel, WI (3.0 miles ), Muscoda, WI (3.1 miles ), Marietta, WI (3.3 miles ), Sylvan, WI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 90.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Richwood, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Richwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Richwood town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richwood-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 361.0 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 151.5 miles away from Richwood 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 337.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 315.9 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 121.5 miles away from Richwood 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 360.3 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 Richland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Richwood:

  • BOSCOBEL AREA HEALTH CARE Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BOSCOBEL, WI)
  • BOSCOBEL CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BOSCOBEL, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richwood:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 37 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Viterbo University (about 50 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 51 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 51 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Luther College (about 61 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Edgewood College (about 62 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 63 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

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Notable locations in Richwood: Hansons Homestead Stock and Grain Farm (A), Hill Farm (B), Larsons Homestead (C), Byrds Creek Stock Farm (D), Dawsons Empire Stock and Dairy Farm (E), Tisdale Homestead (F), Valley Farm (G), Echo Glen Stock Farm (H), Ellsworth Home Stock Farm (I), Grand Trunk Farm (J), Maple Bluff Stock Farm (K), Maple Valley Stock Farm (L), Pleasant Valley Stock Farm (M), Running Brook Stock Farm (N), Trout Brook Stock Farm (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Richwood: Richland Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Coumbe Cemetery (1), Methodist Cemetery (2), Sand Prairie Cemetery (3), Haskins Cemetery (4), Tavera Cemetery (5), West Fork Cemetery (6), Greenwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Garner Lake (A), Lower Lake (B), 1.28 Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Fork Knapp Creek (A), O'Connor Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Richwood: Richwood Bottoms State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.2%
Whole state:

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

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Religion statistics for Richwood town (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,70614
Catholic2,3304
Evangelical Protestant1,43516
Other652
None11,485-
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: 4
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

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

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sauk County, WI  0.91% ($31,656 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.67% ($22,422)
from Vernon County, WI  0.57% ($29,842)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.99% ($29,881 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.77% ($32,173)
to Vernon County, WI  0.58% ($32,359)

Strongest AM radio stations in Richwood:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richwood:

  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Richwood:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 60m197ftTotal length
  • $3,376,000Total costs
  • 9,302Total average daily traffic
  • 474Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,264Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Richwood, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • .3 M South Of Cth Q On Welsh Rd. (Lat: 43.237222 Lon: -88.759722), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: 4142212226, Mike.Kelley@wemail.Wisenergy.Com, 333 WEST EVERETT ST

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .3 M South Of Cth Q On Welsh Rd. (Lat: 43.237222 Lon: -88.759722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNUM413
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.825 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 10/05/2020Registrant: 333 W. Everett St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Phone: (414) 221-2081, Fax: (414) 221-3198, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, W Side Of Welsh Rd .3 Mi S Of Q (Lat: 43.262472 Lon: -88.759806), Overall height: 84.4 m, Call Sign: WNTC486
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.706 MHz, 928.706 MHzGrant Date: 01/20/2010, Expiration Date: 04/18/2020, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: Mc Dermott Will & Emery, 333 W. Everett St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Phone: (414) 221-2081, Fax: (414) 221-3198, Email:
  • STATION, .3 Mi S Of Q On W Side Of Welsh Rd (Lat: 43.237194 Lon: -88.759806), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTH914
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.418 MHz, 928.418 MHz, 952.506 MHz, 928.506 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2010, Expiration Date: 01/29/2021Registrant: 333 W. Everett St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Phone: (414) 221-2081, Fax: (414) 221-3198, Email:
  • STATION, .3 Mi S Of Q On W Side Of Welsh Rd (Lat: 43.237194 Lon: -88.759806), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTQ975
    Assigned Frequencies: 2196.80 MHzGrant Date: 03/29/1993, Expiration Date: 03/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 12/14/1995Registrant: Phone: (414) 221-2226
  • Watertown RT, Lat: 43.237222 Lon: -88.759722, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQNN671
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Michael J KelleyRegistrant: Wisconsin Electric Power Company, 333 W. Everett St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Phone: (414) 221-2081, Fax: (414) 221-3198, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Richwood 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.
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