Union Center, Wisconsin

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Population in 2012: 199 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 101  (50.9%)
Females: 98  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53968.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,220 (it was $34,063 in 2000)
Union Center:

$46,220
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,343 (it was $17,121 in 2000)

Union Center village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,699 (it was $64,300 in 2000)
Union Center:

$95,699
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $100,214; Detached houses: $103,643; Mobile homes: $61,127

Median gross rent in 2012: $523.

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Union Center races chart
  • White alone - 196 (98.0%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union Center: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.3%), English (12.7%), Irish (12.3%), Norwegian (6.3%), Italian (3.0%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 922 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 248 people per square mile   (very low).

Union Center,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Union Center:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union Center village:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,467 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,386 (0.9%)

Union Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (49.2 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (60.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (183.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wonewoc, WI (1.7 miles ), Elroy, WI (2.0 miles ), Hillsboro, WI (2.1 miles ), Woodland, WI (2.6 miles ), Kendall, WI (3.0 miles ), Lindina, WI (3.1 miles ), La Valle, WI (3.1 miles ), Ironton, WI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.68 N, Longitude: 90.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Union Center household income distribution Union Center home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Union Center, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Union Center village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.6 miles away from the village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% 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 382.5 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 168.8 miles away from Union Center 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 358.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 315.5 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 142.2 miles away from Union Center 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 381.6 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 Juneau County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Union Center:

  • ST JOSEPHS HLTH SVCS Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • HESS HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MAUSTON, WI)
  • MILE BLUFF MEDICAL CENTER, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MAUSTON, WI)
  • CREST VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEW LISBON, WI)
  • SAUK CO HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union Center:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 50 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 50 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 50 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 55 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 61 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 61 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 61 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)

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Notable location: Union Center Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Garden City Motel (JCT State Road 80 82 &).

Juneau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate 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.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.6%
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Union Center compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Union Center (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Union Center Branch at Highway 33, branch established on 1982/02/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.9 mil, Deposits: $82.8 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bosshard Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Union Center travel time to work - commute Union Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Union Center village (based on Juneau County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.79%
Here: 55.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents43.6%21.0%13.9%8.0%4.1%
Congregations20.9%18.6%11.6%14.0%9.3%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USABaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents4.1%1.1%0.9%0.8%2.5%
Congregations7.0%2.3%2.3%2.3%11.6%
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: 9
Juneau County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Juneau County:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Juneau County:

29.1%
Wisconsin:

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

13.2%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,392$28,7040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$98
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$234
Solid Waste Management 1$3,645$43,7400$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$92
Totals for Government 2$6,037$36,2227$424

Union Center government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($60.30)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $84,000 ($422.11)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($231.16)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($160.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($155.78)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($70.35)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($50.25)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($20.10)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($10.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($10.05)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($206.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($402.01)

Union Center government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $59,000 ($296.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($15.08)
    All Other: $2,000 ($10.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($95.48)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($55.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($75.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $70,000 ($351.76)
    All Other: $34,000 ($170.85)
    Highways: $13,000 ($65.33)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($231.16)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.03)

Union Center government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $690,000 ($3467.34)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $350,000 ($1758.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $974,000 ($4894.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($331.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $485,000 ($2437.19)

7.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

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:
from Sauk County, WI  1.19% ($29,900 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.85% ($29,674)
from Dane County, WI  0.48% ($38,188)


7.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

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:
to Sauk County, WI  1.30% ($27,785 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  1.01% ($25,624)
to Dane County, WI  0.50% ($27,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union Center:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WRJC (1270 AM; 1 kW; MAUSTON, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union Center:

  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Union Center:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)

Union Center fatal accident list:

Aug 30, 1991 11:54 AM, 80, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.677250 Lon: -90.256694, Call Sign: WPTA896
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2011, Expiration Date: 08/21/2021, Certifier: Dave Benish
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA9MXY
    Grant Date: 08/05/1996, Expiration Date: 08/05/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/06/2008
    Registrant: Otto H Nacovsky, 774 Hyland St, Union Center, WI 53962

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Most common first names in Union Center, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Agnes378.7 years
Donald372.7 years
Ervin275.5 years
Charles271.0 years
Clara289.0 years
Gene255.5 years
Harry280.9 years
James273.0 years
Joe279.0 years
Leonard282.1 years
Most common last names in Union Center, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones371.0 years
Markee364.7 years
Visgar378.0 years
Alborn266.1 years
Brockman282.0 years
Heding276.0 years
Kloehn280.5 years
Moore268.0 years
Lawrence280.4 years
Nacovsky278.5 years

Businesses in Union Center, WI

  • Lane Furniture: 1
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