Viroqua, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 4,402 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 2,156  (49.0%)
Females: 2,246  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

50.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54665.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,735 (it was $28,804 in 2000)
Viroqua:

$39,735
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,133 (it was $17,172 in 2000)

Viroqua city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,386 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Viroqua:

$142,386
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $208,325; detached houses: $222,801; townhouses or other attached units: $205,222; in 2-unit structures: $162,598; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,516; mobile homes: $72,690

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Viroqua: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.1%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Viroqua, WI (2019)
    • 4,05892.2%White alone
    • 1713.9%Two or more races
    • 821.9%Asian alone
    • 390.9%Hispanic
    • 320.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Viroqua, Wisconsin as of August 10, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Viroqua is 169 to 1.


Crime rates in Viroqua by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.4)
2
(44.8)
1
(22.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(67.6)
3
(68.5)
13
(301.2)
2
(45.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(114.1)
1
(22.7)
2
(45.3)
1
(22.7)
1
(22.9)
3
(68.7)
5
(113.6)
4
(89.7)
2
(45.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(112.6)
2
(45.7)
3
(69.5)
4
(90.2)
8
(186.6)
9
(205.4)
3
(68.2)
6
(136.0)
9
(204.2)
8
(182.9)
3
(68.7)
7
(159.0)
13
(291.4)
2
(45.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(1,689)
101
(2,307)
94
(2,178)
94
(2,119)
55
(1,283)
68
(1,552)
73
(1,660)
62
(1,406)
57
(1,293)
78
(1,783)
79
(1,810)
56
(1,272)
48
(1,076)
52
(1,179)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.7)
2
(46.3)
5
(112.7)
3
(70.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(68.2)
3
(68.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.7)
3
(68.7)
3
(68.2)
2
(44.8)
3
(68.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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 index107.0119.7155.9145.177.0117.699.480.377.4110.796.5126.5120.883.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Viroqua, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Wisconsin average:

2.18
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Ancestries: Norwegian (40.8%), German (20.6%), Polish (4.7%), English (4.6%), Irish (4.4%), Northern European (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 1277 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,348 people per square mile   (low).

Viroqua, Wisconsin map

121 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This city:

2.8%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,432 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,484 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (24.8 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (82.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (201.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Westby, WI (2.6 miles ),
Kickapoo, WI (3.1 miles ),
Readstown, WI (3.1 miles ),
Coon, WI (3.2 miles ),
Viola, WI (3.4 miles ),
Coon Valley, WI (3.4 miles ),
Soldiers Grove, WI (3.5 miles ),
Chaseburg, WI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.56 N, Longitude: 90.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,448 (+32.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,311 (61.4%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Viroqua, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Viroqua, WI in 2019
Viroqua satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $298,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Viroqua, WI residents
Average permit cost in Viroqua, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Historical population in Viroqua, WI
Historical housing units in Viroqua, WI
Most common industries in Viroqua, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.6%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.2%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Viroqua, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Viroqua, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Viroqua, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Viroqua-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Viroqua city center .

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Viroqua-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 51% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 386.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.9 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 362.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 386.2 miles away from Viroqua center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 292.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Viroqua 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 Vernon County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 5, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Viroqua topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Viroqua:

  • VERNON MEM HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 507 SOUTH MAIN ST)
  • BETHEL HOME AND SERVICES (614 S ROCK AVE)
  • VERNON MANOR (RT 3 BOX 300)
  • VERNON MANOR (E7404A COUNTY RD BB)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - VIROQUA (407 S MAIN ST, STE 300)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL HHC (507 S MAIN ST)

Airports located in Viroqua:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viroqua:

  • Viterbo University (about 25 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 25 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 26 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Luther College (about 49 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Winona State University (about 51 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 53 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 56 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high schools in Viroqua:

Private high schools in Viroqua:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41, Location: S3656 DUNCAN LN, Grades: PK-12)
  • YOUTH INITIATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 500 E JEFFERSON ST 302, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Viroqua:

  • VIROQUA ELEMENTARY (Students: 454, Location: 115 N EDUCATION AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • VIROQUA MIDDLE (Students: 302, Location: 100 BLACKHAWK DR, Grades: 5-8)
  • VIROQUA AREA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Location: 115 N EDUCATION AVE, Grades: PK-3, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle schools in Viroqua:

  • PLEASANT RIDGE WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 431 E COURT ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ENGLISH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 741 N EAST AVE, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Viroqua

Library in Viroqua:

  • MCINTOSH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $345,689; Location: 118 E. JEFFERSON ST.; 34,579 books; 8,396 e-books; 6,741 audio materials; 3,570 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 114 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Viroqua Christian School at 700 E. Decker St., does not exsist anymore.

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Notable locations in Viroqua: Tri State Ambulance Viroqua (A), Viroqua Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Viroqua include: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A), Love Tabernacle (B), Lighthouse Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (F), Freedom Worship Center (G), English Evangelical Lutheran Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Eckhart House Bed & Breakfasts (217 East Jefferson Street), Howard Johnson Fax (321 Railroad Avenue), Landmark Center (500 East Jefferson Street), Hickory Hill Motel (S5539 US Highway 14), Midway Motel (850 North Main Street).

Courts: Vernon County - Court House Maintenance Supervisor- Viroqua- Court House Custo (400 Court House Square South), Vernon County - Viroqua- Circuit Court- Registrar In Probate (400 Court House Square South), Vernon County - Viroqua- Circuit Court- Judge (400 Court House Square South), Vernon County - Viroqua- Circuit Court- Clerk Of Court (400 Court House Square South).

Birthplace of: James Gillett - Politician, John Field (American football) - Football player and coach, Amos Fries - Second chief of the Army's Chemical Warfare Service, Mark Lee - astronaut, Chris Mulkey - Actor.

Vernon 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 Viroqua and their reported violations in the past:

LIBERTY POLE UNITED METHODIST (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GREEN ACRES MOBILE ESTATE (Address: LOT G411 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2006)
VERNON CO 5 RENTZ MEMORIAL PK - ESOFEA (Address: 220 AIRPORT RD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
VIROQUA COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
VERNON CO SIDIE HOLLOW PK-BOAT LNDG (Address: 220 Airport Road , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
VERNON CO 4 JERSEY VALLEY PK (Address: 220 AIRPORT RD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
VERNON CO BATTLE ISLAND CONCESSION STAND (Address: 220 Airport Road , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2009), St Other (SEP-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE LUTHERAN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VERNON CO WAYSIDE PARK (Address: 220 AIRPORT RD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Viroqua in 2010:

  • 79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Viroqua in 2000:

  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Viroqua (2011 data):

  • The Baraboo National Bank: Viroqua Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1936/06/15; 1230 North Main Street Branch at 1230 North Main Street, branch established on 1991/10/24. Info updated 2009/03/26: Bank assets: $766.1 mil, Deposits: $684.2 mil, headquarters in Baraboo, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Baraboo Bancorporation, Inc., The
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Viroqua Branch at 311 North Main Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. 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
  • Citizens First Bank: at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.8 mil, Deposits: $135.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Firsnabanco, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Viroqua Branch at 825 North Main, branch established on 1934/06/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Viroqua:

Marital status in Viroqua, WI
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Viroqua:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Viroqua
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Viroqua, WI (based on Vernon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Vernon County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vernon County:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Viroqua:

49.4%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.7%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Viroqua:

28.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Viroqua:

9.9%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Viroqua:

35.0%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Viroqua:

53.8%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Viroqua, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$51,001$68,0012$632
Streets and Highways 8$22,501$33,7520$0
Sewerage 5$13,205$31,6920$0
Financial Administration 5$14,576$34,9820$0
Local Libraries 4$14,589$43,7674$2,050
Firefighters 3$20,255$81,0200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$12,034$72,2043$575
Airports 0$0 1$1,005
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$5,793
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$979
Totals for Government 36$148,162$49,38722$11,034

Viroqua government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $93,000 ($21.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($13.63)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $992,000 ($225.35)
    Police Protection: $982,000 ($223.08)
    Sewerage: $909,000 ($206.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $830,000 ($188.55)
    Regular Highways: $729,000 ($165.61)
    Libraries: $388,000 ($88.14)
    Central Staff Services: $293,000 ($66.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $271,000 ($61.56)
    Transit Utilities: $238,000 ($54.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $178,000 ($40.44)
    General - Other: $176,000 ($39.98)
    Natural Resources - Other: $163,000 ($37.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $110,000 ($24.99)
    General Public Buildings: $85,000 ($19.31)
    Air Transportation: $68,000 ($15.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($12.72)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($12.27)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($7.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($1.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $518,000 ($117.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $103,000 ($23.40)

Viroqua government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,505,000 ($341.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $379,000 ($86.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000 ($47.02)
    Other: $54,000 ($12.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,000 ($8.18)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($6.36)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $99,000 ($22.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $215,000 ($48.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $110,000 ($24.99)
    Sale of Property: $90,000 ($20.45)
    General Revenue - Other: $86,000 ($19.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($10.00)
    Rents: $42,000 ($9.54)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($5.68)
    Special Assessments: $23,000 ($5.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,106,000 ($251.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,087,000 ($246.93)
    Highways: $273,000 ($62.02)
    Transit Utilities: $95,000 ($21.58)
    Education: $87,000 ($19.76)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.41)
  • Tax - Property: $2,312,000 ($525.22)
    Other: $130,000 ($29.53)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000 ($13.63)
    Other License: $30,000 ($6.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $23,000 ($5.22)

Viroqua government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,406,000 ($4635.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,522,000 ($3980.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,927,000 ($1800.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,044,000 ($1145.84)

Viroqua government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,621,000 ($595.41)

6.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.68% ($47,699 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.53% ($30,393)
from Crawford County, WI  0.40% ($38,239)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.65% ($43,165 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($34,542)
to Crawford County, WI  0.35% ($24,325)
Businesses in Viroqua, WI
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2

Strongest AM radio stations in Viroqua:

  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viroqua:

  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)

TV broadcast stations around Viroqua:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Viroqua fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Viroqua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.1mTotal length
  • $539,000Total costs
  • 4,433Total average daily traffic
  • 158Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,460Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Viroqua, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Viroqua, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Viroqua)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Viroqua, WI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Viroqua)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Viroqua)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 33 took place in 2016, and the least - 11 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Viroqua, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (59.5%), and Outside Fires (20.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Viroqua, WI
    • 21059.5%Structure Fires
    • 7120.1%Outside Fires
    • 5415.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 185.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Viroqua, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Viroqua, WI
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Viroqua, WI
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Viroqua compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 20 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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