Sylvan, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 555. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 296  (53.3%)
Females: 259  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53581.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,025 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Sylvan:

$54,025
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,105 (it was $14,287 in 2000)

Sylvan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $140,127 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Sylvan:

$140,127
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 Sylvan, WI (2010)

    Sylvan races chart
    • 54197.5%White alone
    • 71.3%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sylvan: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Irish (13.5%), Norwegian (13.5%), English (13.3%), United States (10.1%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1257 feet

Land area: 36.1 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Sylvan,WI real estate house value index trend

Sylvan, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Sylvan:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvan town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Sylvan town:  1.4% ($1,170)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Sylvan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (42.3 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (65.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (184.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Akan, WI (2.3 miles ), Boaz, WI (2.5 miles) , Viola, WI (2.8 miles ), Readstown, WI (2.9 miles ), Soldiers Grove, WI (2.9 miles ), Kickapoo, WI (2.9 miles ), Bloom, WI (3.1 miles ), Richwood, WI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.41 N, Longitude: 90.60 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: +39 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Sylvan, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sylvan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Sylvan 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 43.5 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:

Sylvan-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 370.8 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 160.2 miles away from Sylvan 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 347.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 310.4 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 130.9 miles away from Sylvan 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 370.1 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).
Sylvan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sylvan:

  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvan:

  • Viterbo University (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 47 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Luther College (about 61 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Edgewood College (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

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Notable locations in Sylvan: Sunny Side Farm (A), Valley View Farm (B), Butternut Grove Farm (C), Cottage Grove Farm (D), Mill Creek Farm (E), Mountain Meadow Stock Farm (F), Elm Grove Farm (G), Arbor Vitae Cottage Farm (H), Pine Park Stock and Grain Farm (I), Evergreen Farm (J), Elm Tree Farm (K), Oakland Farm (L), Good View Farm (M), Great Rock Stock Farm (N), Maple Valley Farm (O), Evergreen Cottage Farm (P), Spring Valley Farm (Q), Galloway Stock and Grain Farm (R), Pine Valley Farm (S), Spring Bank Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Sylvan Cemetery (1), Mill Creek Cemetery (2), Mount Tabor Cemetery (3), Saint Peters Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: .38 Reservoir (A), 1 Reservoir (B), 4 Reservoir (C), 2 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kepler Branch (A), Hoke Creek (B), Higgins Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Richland 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 2010 was 60.0. This is better than average.

City:

60.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 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:  5.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.1%
Whole state:

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sylvan 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 Sylvan:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylvan:

  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Sylvan:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $878,000Total costs
  • 5,672Total average daily traffic
  • 542Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,760Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sylvan, WI

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SABIN, 1 Mile East Of (Lat: 43.423861 Lon: -90.609278), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WLM747
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2015Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5538, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • .75 Miles East Of (Lat: 43.424417 Lon: -90.608444), Call Sign: KWU285
    Assigned Frequencies: 459.575 MHz, 454.375 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2121 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Sylvan 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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