Turtle, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,388. Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 1,238  (51.8%)
Females: 1,150  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53511.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $67,566 (it was $57,188 in 2000)
Turtle:

$67,566
WI:

$55,638

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $30,680 (it was $24,015 in 2000)

Turtle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $162,320 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Turtle:

$162,320
WI:

$168,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $154,802; Detached houses: $156,306; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,119; In 2-unit structures: $116,044; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,001; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,846; Mobile homes: $23,363
  • Races in Turtle, WI (2010)

    Turtle races chart
    • 2,22793.3%White alone
    • 632.6%Black alone
    • 532.2%Hispanic
    • 261.1%Two or more races
    • 140.6%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Turtle: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.6%), Irish (19.8%), Norwegian (16.7%), English (11.4%), Swedish (4.8%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 29.3 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

Turtle,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Turtle:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Turtle town:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

49 residents are foreign born (1.2% North America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

2.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Turtle town:  1.8% ($2,173)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (10.3 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (42.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (81.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beloit, WI (1.9 miles ), South Beloit, IL (2.3 miles ), Clinton, WI (2.3 miles ), La Prairie, WI (2.5 miles ), Rock, WI (2.7 miles ), Rockton, IL (2.8 miles ), Roscoe, IL (3.0 miles ), Bradford, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $253,600
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $271,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $258,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 88.97 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Machinery (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Turtle, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Turtle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Turtle town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/7/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Turtle-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 288.4 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 74.7 miles away from Turtle 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 263.4 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 321.1 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 287.2 miles away from Turtle center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 276.9 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 Rock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Turtle:

  • BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM - DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT MEM HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • AT-HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • PREMIER REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • ABARIS CTR FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BELOIT, WI)

Amtrak stations near Turtle:

  • 5 miles: BELOIT (HWY. 75 & HWY. 51) - Bus Station . Services: call for taxi service.
  • 9 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)
  • 13 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 Turtle:

  • Rock Valley College (about 16 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 24 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • McHenry County College (about 37 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 42 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Edgewood College (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 44 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

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Notable locations in Turtle: Arrowhead Orchards (A), R And S Rolling Ranch (B), Turtle Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Turtle Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: 205 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Turtle: Sweet Allyn Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rock 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 2013 was 61.6. This is better than average.

City:

61.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

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

1.2%
Whole state:

3.7%
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
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:

10.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Turtle town (based on Rock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15812
Mainline Protestant24,20848
Evangelical Protestant22,17780
Other1,34713
Black Protestant9414
None84,500-
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: 22
Rock County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Rock County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Rock County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

27.5%
Wisconsin:

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

13.5%
State:

13.0%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.76% ($37,595 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.43% ($30,690)
from Walworth County, WI  0.30% ($32,387)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.81% ($35,033 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.39% ($35,508)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($37,582)

Strongest AM radio stations in Turtle:

  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGEZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; BELOIT, WI; Owner: REGO, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, LLC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Turtle:

  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBCR-FM (90.3 FM; BELOIT, WI; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES/BELOIT COLLEGE)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220BL (91.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Turtle:

  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 190m623ftTotal length
  • $2,399,000Total costs
  • 362,904Total average daily traffic
  • 42,117Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 111950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Turtle, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Turtle compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
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