For population 25 years and over in Smelser:
For population 15 years and over in Smelser town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (13.7 miles , pop. 57,686).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (63.2 miles , pop. 208,054).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (154.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Cuba City, WI (2.0 miles ), Dickeyville, WI (2.3 miles ), Hazel Green, WI (2.4 miles ), Platteville, WI (2.4 miles ), Paris, WI (2.5 miles ), Elk Grove, WI (2.6 miles ), Platteville, WI (2.6 miles ), Benton, WI (2.7 miles ).
Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 90.49 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 608
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.6%).
Work and jobs in Smelser: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Smelser, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Smelser-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the Smelser 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 29.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Smelser-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% 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 83.6 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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Smelser:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smelser:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Smelser compared to Wisconsin state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Smelser (based on Grant County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.86%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,617 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,116 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Smelser:
Strongest FM radio stations in Smelser:
TV broadcast stations around Smelser:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $152,000
Total average daily traffic: 880
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 693