Westport, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 3,950. Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 1,951  (49.4%)
Females: 1,999  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53597.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $93,128 (it was $64,750 in 2000)
Westport:

$93,128
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $61,036 (it was $40,268 in 2000)

Westport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $330,959 (it was $189,600 in 2000)
Westport:

$330,959
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $298,610; Detached houses: $315,668; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,044; In 2-unit structures: $254,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,466; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,345; Mobile homes: $33,414
  • Races in Westport, WI (2010)

    Westport races chart
    • 3,71994.2%White alone
    • 832.1%Hispanic
    • 731.8%Asian alone
    • 350.9%Two or more races
    • 320.8%Black alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westport: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.1%), Irish (18.2%), Norwegian (12.4%), English (9.7%), United States (6.1%), Polish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 22.2 square miles.

Population density: 178 people per square mile   (very low).

Westport,WI real estate house value index trend

Westport, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Westport:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westport town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

50 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Westport town:  1.7% ($3,223)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Westport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (6.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (127.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Waunakee, WI (1.5 miles ), Maple Bluff, WI (2.1 miles ), Middleton, WI (2.3 miles ), Shorewood Hills, WI (2.4 miles ), Windsor, WI (2.4 miles ), Springfield, WI (2.5 miles ), Madison, WI (2.5 miles ), Vienna, WI (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.16 N, Longitude: 89.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +893 (+33.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in Westport, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westport-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Westport town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westport-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 335.4 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 120.6 miles away from Westport 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 310.6 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 334.3 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 368.0 miles away from Westport 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 99.5 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 Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westport:

  • CENTRAL WI CTR FDD (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HLTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • WAUNAKEE MNR HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WAUNAKEE, WI)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-MIDDLETON VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MIDDLETON, WI)
  • MADISON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • HIGHLAND TRANSITIONAL CARE 3047 (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)

Amtrak station near Westport:

  • 6 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:

  • Madison Area Technical College (about 6 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 6 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Edgewood College (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 42 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 60 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

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Notable locations in Westport: Camp Wakanda (A), Camp Indianola (B), Fabrita Orchard (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Westport: Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Dorn Creek (A), Sixmile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westport include: Cherokee Park (1), Mendota Park (2), Dorn Creek Marsh State Fishery Area (3), Governor Nelson State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dane 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 63.2. This is about average.

City:

63.2
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.07
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.7%
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Westport travel time to work - commute Westport 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 Westport town (based on Dane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

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

11.1%
State:

13.0%

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($34,934 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($50,103)
from Rock County, WI  0.25% ($35,033)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($31,242 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($38,444)
to Columbia County, WI  0.25% ($43,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport:

  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westport:

  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W277AE (103.3 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY DBA WFEN)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Westport:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 58,541Total average daily traffic
  • 865Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,040Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westport)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Westport WI 1, 5082 Bong Road (Lat: 43.180472 Lon: -89.397000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 40.2 m, Overall height: 41.5 m, Call Sign: WQIS927
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William ChastainRegistrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • ML73813C, 5082 Bong Road (Lat: 43.180472 Lon: -89.397000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 43 m, Overall height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WQUP411
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/02/2014, Expiration Date: 09/02/2024, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Westport compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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