Stoughton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 13,088 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 6,322  (48.3%)
Females: 6,766  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53589.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,675 (it was $47,633 in 2000)
Stoughton:

$67,675
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,746 (it was $21,037 in 2000)

Stoughton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $207,429 (it was $130,000 in 2000)
Stoughton:

$207,429
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $209,789; detached houses: $215,089; townhouses or other attached units: $188,150; in 2-unit structures: $210,020; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,177; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,445

Median gross rent in 2017: $969.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stoughton: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.6%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Black residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Stoughton, WI (2017)
    • 12,05490.0%White alone
    • 4593.4%Black alone
    • 3732.8%Two or more races
    • 2461.8%Hispanic
    • 1351.0%Asian alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Stoughton, Wisconsin as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stoughton is 353 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Stoughton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2015

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)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.9)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.3)
2
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.1)
1
(7.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(15.7)
6
(47.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
3
(23.1)
4
(31.6)
4
(31.1)
1
(7.7)
1
(7.6)
5
(38.0)
2
(15.1)
2
(15.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(23.5)
7
(55.2)
8
(63.6)
5
(38.7)
7
(53.8)
4
(31.6)
9
(70.0)
1
(7.7)
19
(144.6)
21
(159.7)
26
(196.8)
19
(144.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(266.6)
39
(307.3)
41
(326.1)
43
(332.5)
32
(245.9)
65
(513.2)
23
(179.0)
30
(230.2)
24
(182.7)
15
(114.1)
23
(174.1)
16
(121.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
264
(2,070)
258
(2,033)
231
(1,837)
199
(1,539)
177
(1,360)
287
(2,266)
262
(2,039)
215
(1,650)
129
(982.0)
136
(1,034)
228
(1,726)
216
(1,643)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(31.4)
2
(15.8)
11
(87.5)
17
(131.4)
5
(38.4)
7
(55.3)
6
(46.7)
4
(30.7)
2
(15.2)
6
(45.6)
5
(37.8)
6
(45.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)113.4129.3128.8111.692.4153.1136.7100.7111.996.4155.4117.4

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City-data.com crime index in Stoughton, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Stoughton, WI City Guides:

Ancestries: German (34.4%), Norwegian (23.9%), Italian (4.1%), Irish (3.2%), English (2.9%), Polish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 3.96 square miles.

Population density: 3,302 people per square mile   (average).

Stoughton, Wisconsin map

255 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,317 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,891 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (13.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (108.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dunkirk, WI (1.5 miles ),
Pleasant Springs, WI (2.0 miles ),
Rutland, WI (2.3 miles ),
Dunn, WI (2.4 miles ),
McFarland, WI (2.7 miles ),
Porter, WI (2.8 miles ),
Oregon, WI (2.8 miles ),
Christiana, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 89.22 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City of Progress and Opportunity

Daytime population change due to commuting: -692 (-5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,223 (31.4%)

Area code: 608

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 70 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $365,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $300,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Stoughton, WI residents
Average permit cost in Stoughton, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +3,470 (+39.1%).
Most common industries in Stoughton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Stoughton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Stoughton, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Stoughton-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Stoughton city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stoughton-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 317.0 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 102.4 miles away from the city 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 292.1 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 349.6 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 315.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 305.2 miles away from Stoughton 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).
Stoughton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Stoughton:

  • STOUGHTON HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 900 RIDGE ST)
  • STOUGHTON HSPTL HH UNITED (900 RIDGE ST)
  • MCCARTHY NURS HOME (124 S MONROE STREET)
  • NAZARETH HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (814 JACKSON ST)
  • NYGAARD MANOR (321 JOHNSON ST)
  • SKAALEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (400 N MORRIS ST)
  • SKAALEN SUNSET HOME-RCF (400 N MORRIS ST)

Airports located in Stoughton:

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Amtrak stations near Stoughton:

  • 14 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stoughton:

  • Edgewood College (about 14 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 14 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 14 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 15 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 16 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 26 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Rock Valley College (about 44 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

Public high school in Stoughton:

  • STOUGHTON HIGH (Students: 1,065, Location: 600 LINCOLN AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Stoughton:

  • UTICA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 2095 COUNTY ROAD W, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stoughton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Stoughton:

  • MARTIN LUTHER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 153, Location: 900 W WILSON ST STE 1, Grades: PK-5)
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 324 N HARRISON ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Stoughton

Library in Stoughton:

  • STOUGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $749,234; Location: 304 S. 4TH ST.; 58,392 books; 8,370 e-books; 7,505 audio materials; 6,852 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 175 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Stoughton: Stoughton Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Stoughton Public Library (B), Stoughton City Hall (C), Stoughton Area Emergency Medical Services (D), Stoughton Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stoughton include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), Christ the King Community Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C), Saint Anns Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), East Side Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Virgin Lake (A), Stoughton Millpond 429 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Stoughton include: Bjoin Park (1), Division Street Park (2), East Side Park (3), Henry Sundby Park (4), Lowell Street Park (5), Mandt Park (6), Veterans Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kid Ideas Unlimited (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1825 Oakview Drive).

Hotels: Comfort Inn of Stoughton (660 Nygaard Street), Naeset-Roe Bed & Breakfast (126 East Washington Street).

Court: Stoughton City - Court Clerk (321 South 4th Street).

Birthplace of: Ron Faircloth - Martial artist, Henry Everett McNeil - Chilren's author, John E. Erickson (Montana politician) - Governor of Montana, Ralph Wise Zwicker - US army general, Graham Elwood - Actor, Andrew Rein - Olympic wrestler.

Dane 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 Stoughton and their reported violations in the past:

STOUGHTON COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2012)
SPRINGERS (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2007)
PLEASANT SPRINGS PUB (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2010)
OAK KNOLL PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014), St Boil Water Order (JUN-04-2014)

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

  • BAY VIEW HEIGHTS INC (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST KOSHKONONG LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 352, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIKING VILLAGE CMPGD & RESORT -SOUTH (Population served: 315, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIKING VILLAGE CMPGD & RESORT -NORTH (Population served: 315, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUICK STOP (Population served: 308, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCFARLAND STATE BANK (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STOUGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STARK CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE (Population served: 59, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
247 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
15 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Stoughton in 2000:

  • 324 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Stoughton (2011 data):

  • McFarland State Bank: Courier Service Branch, Evergreen State Bank Branch, Lake Kegonsa Branch. Info updated 2011/01/31: Bank assets: $488.2 mil, Deposits: $353.4 mil, headquarters in Mc Farland, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Bankshares, Inc.
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Stoughton Branch at 1720 Highway 51, branch established on 1995/06/02. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Stoughton Branch at 911 West Main Street, branch established on 1877/09/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Stoughton Branch at 117 King Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Home Savings Bank: 400 West Main St Branch at 400 West Main St, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.6 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Guaranty Bank: Stoughton Brance at 1750 Highwat 51 West, branch established on 2006/10/26. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Stoughton:

Marital status in Stoughton, WI
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Stoughton:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stoughton, WI (based on Dane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Dane County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

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:
Dane County:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Stoughton:

45.8%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Stoughton:

28.6
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Stoughton:

20.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Stoughton:

78.3%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stoughton, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$111,436$66,8620$0
Electric Power 12$85,814$85,8140$0
Streets and Highways 10$45,932$55,1183$395
Sewerage 6$27,438$54,8760$0
Other and Unallocable 5$22,286$53,4864$2,188
Police - Other 5$20,536$49,2865$4,071
Water Supply 5$26,249$62,9980$0
Welfare 5$19,466$46,7184$4,452
Local Libraries 5$21,007$50,41717$16,207
Other Government Administration 4$21,954$65,86214$5,113
Financial Administration 3$15,760$63,0401$1,817
Firefighters 2$12,078$72,46822$4,649
Solid Waste Management 2$8,035$48,2100$0
Health 2$9,174$55,04446$9,826
Parks and Recreation 2$9,789$58,7345$369
Judicial and Legal 1$2,831$33,9721$973
Totals for Government 89$459,785$61,993122$50,060

Stoughton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,048,000 ($156.48)
    Libraries: $576,000 ($44.01)
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000 ($24.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($3.36)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,621,000 ($1117.13)
    Police Protection: $2,964,000 ($226.47)
    Sewerage: $1,819,000 ($138.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,665,000 ($127.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,658,000 ($126.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,558,000 ($119.04)
    Libraries: $822,000 ($62.81)
    General - Other: $702,000 ($53.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $692,000 ($52.87)
    Health - Other: $680,000 ($51.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $489,000 ($37.36)
    Central Staff Services: $477,000 ($36.45)
    Financial Administration: $418,000 ($31.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $338,000 ($25.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $167,000 ($12.76)
    Transit Utilities: $150,000 ($11.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000 ($4.97)
    General Public Buildings: $63,000 ($4.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $35,000 ($2.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $996,000 ($76.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $319,000 ($24.37)
    Regular Highways: $160,000 ($12.22)
    Central Staff Services: $58,000 ($4.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($2.67)

Stoughton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,038,000 ($155.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $909,000 ($69.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $761,000 ($58.14)
    Other: $689,000 ($52.64)
    Regular Highways: $503,000 ($38.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $18,000 ($1.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000 ($2.75)
    Highways: $12,000 ($0.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $573,000 ($43.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $680,000 ($51.96)
    Rents: $223,000 ($17.04)
    Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($12.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $148,000 ($11.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $76,000 ($5.81)
    Sale of Property: $48,000 ($3.67)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($2.37)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,057,000 ($1150.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,784,000 ($136.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $942,000 ($71.97)
    General Local Government Support: $812,000 ($62.04)
    Education: $259,000 ($19.79)
    Transit Utilities: $142,000 ($10.85)
    Other: $89,000 ($6.80)
  • Tax - Property: $7,957,000 ($607.96)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $177,000 ($13.52)
    Other License: $142,000 ($10.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $69,000 ($5.27)
    Other: $54,000 ($4.13)

Stoughton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,712,000 ($1964.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,334,000 ($1935.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,694,000 ($435.06)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,561,000 ($424.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,103,000 ($237.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,725,000 ($208.21)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $392,000 ($29.95)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $258,000 ($19.71)

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($520 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($47,775 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($69,574)
from Rock County, WI  0.27% ($49,909)


6.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($881 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, WI  0.31% ($53,710 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.29% ($44,282)
to Rock County, WI  0.25% ($51,355)
Businesses in Stoughton, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2

Strongest AM radio stations in Stoughton:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stoughton:

  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)

TV broadcast stations around Stoughton:

  • 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.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Stoughton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • 22,433Total average daily traffic
  • 871Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,674Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$163,89562$149,739360$147,20732$83,5872$406,3257$189,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$178,7202$154,03520$154,6923$60,3030$01$124,880
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$184,0537$187,46954$159,6209$37,7232$513,4204$163,855
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$189,6354$168,32361$157,5362$80,4200$01$123,060
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$70,7656$168,2630$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.01 , 0122.02, 0123.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$195,04820$182,428
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$263,0706$179,680
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$261,5900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.01 , 0122.02, 0123.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Stoughton, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Stoughton, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of fires - 69 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Stoughton, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.4%), and Outside Fires (28.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Stoughton, WI
    • 22754.4%Structure Fires
    • 11828.3%Outside Fires
    • 4510.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 276.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Stoughton, WI
Most common first names in Stoughton, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert8672.0 years
John8278.6 years
Ruth7078.9 years
William6777.3 years
Anna6785.3 years
Mary6581.0 years
Dorothy5881.3 years
Helen5382.5 years
Clara5087.3 years
Harold4876.6 years
Most common last names in Stoughton, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11778.4 years
Anderson9580.2 years
Nelson7981.7 years
Hanson7678.6 years
Olson7480.1 years
Peterson4080.8 years
Halverson3981.9 years
Thompson3081.0 years
Quam2778.2 years
Larson2578.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stoughton, WI
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stoughton, WI
  • 57.1%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Stoughton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Stoughton on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 (53589) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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