Tennyson, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 345 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 189  (55.0%)
Females: 156  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53820.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,277 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Tennyson:

$45,277
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,465 (it was $17,065 in 2000)

Tennyson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,016 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Tennyson:

$121,016
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $120,588; Detached houses: $120,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 353 (99.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tennyson: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (49.3%), Irish (19.8%), United States (6.3%), English (3.8%), Czech (2.8%), Swiss (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1940

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 819 people per square mile   (low).

Tennyson,WI real estate house value index trend

Tennyson, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Tennyson:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tennyson village:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,172 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,902 (1.6%)

Tennyson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (12.7 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (70.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (164.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Potosi, WI (1.3 miles ), Dickeyville, WI (2.5 miles ), Sherrill, IA (2.8 miles) , Kieler, WI (2.9 miles ), South Lancaster, WI (2.9 miles ), Ellenboro, WI (3.0 miles ), Sageville, IA (3.1 miles ), Jamestown, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $81,400
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $104,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 90.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Tennyson household income distribution Tennyson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-4.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Tennyson, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tennyson-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 40.8 miles away from the Tennyson village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the village center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tennyson-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% 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 327.8 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 125.0 miles away from Tennyson 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 305.0 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 359.4 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 327.2 miles away from Tennyson 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 92.7 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 Grant County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tennyson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tennyson:

  • SUNNYCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • LANCASTER CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LANCASTER, WI)
  • STONEHILL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • GRANT REG HLTH CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LANCASTER, WI)
  • HILLS AND DALES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • GRANT CTY HOME NUR SVC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LANCASTER, WI)
  • GRAYS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PLATTEVILLE, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tennyson:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 11 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 58 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Ashford University (about 63 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 69 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Edgewood College (about 70 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 71 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 71 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

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Church in Tennyson: Saint Andrew Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Grant 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 2012 was 45.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Tennyson compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tennyson village (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.86%
Here: 79.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents70.5%9.4%9.1%2.1%1.0%
Congregations21.1%10.5%18.9%6.3%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOld Order AmishOther
Adherents0.8%0.8%0.8%0.7%4.8%
Congregations3.2%2.1%3.2%4.2%27.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Grant County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Grant County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Here:

9.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.8%
Wisconsin:

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

11.4%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,174
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,174

Tennyson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $72,000 ($208.70)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($107.25)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($69.57)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($63.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($40.58)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($28.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($26.09)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($26.09)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($23.19)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($11.59)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($11.59)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($8.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($55.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.90)

Tennyson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $77,000 ($223.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($43.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($40.58)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($43.48)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($57.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $71,000 ($205.80)
    Highways: $5,000 ($14.49)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.90)
  • Tax - Property: $31,000 ($89.86)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.80)

Tennyson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($49.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $54,000 ($156.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($115.94)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($40.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $14,000 ($40.58)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($8.70)

Tennyson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $104,000 ($301.45)

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
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 Dane County, WI  0.47% ($35,409 average AGI)
from Iowa County, WI  0.41% ($17,143)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.39% ($25,562)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
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 Dane County, WI  0.76% ($29,628 average AGI)
to Iowa County, WI  0.44% ($29,298)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.39% ($36,365)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tennyson:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WPVL (1590 AM; 1 kW; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGLR (1280 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, 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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tennyson:

  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WSUP (90.5 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Tennyson:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Tennyson fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 1979 03:21 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 1976 09:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • David S Sanks, Se 1/4 Of Se 1/4 Of Ne 1/4 Sec 32 T3n R2w (Lat: 42.690833 Lon: -90.623889), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 99 m
    Registrant: 6082714321, (608)271-6111
  • David Sanks, Se 1/4 Of Se 1/4 Of Ne 1/4 Sec 32 T3n R2w (Lat: 42.690833 Lon: -90.623889), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 99 m
    Registrant: 6082714321, (608)271-6111
  • Se 1/4 Of Se 1/4 Of Ne 1/4 Sec 32 T3n R2w (Lat: 42.690833 Lon: -90.623889), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 99 m
    Registrant: 6082734773, , 5837 PARK HILL CIR

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