Willow, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 579. Population change since 2000: +17.4%
 
Males: 323  (55.8%)
Females: 256  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53924.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,282 (it was $41,607 in 2000)
Willow:

$59,282
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,458 (it was $17,100 in 2000)

Willow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $171,430 (it was $104,600 in 2000)
Willow:

$171,430
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $170,581; Detached houses: $179,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,410; In 2-unit structures: $193,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,889; Mobile homes: $38,973; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,898
  • Races in Willow, WI (2010)

    Willow races chart
    • 56797.9%White alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Willow: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.5%), Irish (14.4%), Norwegian (14.0%), United States (11.8%), English (11.6%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Willow,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Willow:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willow town:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Willow town:  1.5% ($1,578)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (49.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (171.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lime Ridge, WI (2.3 miles) , Rockbridge, WI (2.4 miles ), Cazenovia, WI (2.6 miles ), Ithaca, WI (2.8 miles ), Henrietta, WI (2.8 miles ), Richland, WI (3.0 miles ), Ironton, WI (3.0 miles ), Richland Center, WI (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 90.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -80 (-14.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Willow, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the Willow town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willow-area historical earthquake activity is 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 366.3 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 153.2 miles away from Willow 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 342.2 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 125.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 324.4 miles away from Willow 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 365.4 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 Richland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Willow:

  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • SAUK CO HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • REEDSBURG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • REEDSBURG AREA MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • RIDGEVIEW TERRACE LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS HLTH SVCS Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willow:

  • Edgewood College (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 51 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 52 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 53 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 56 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

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Notable locations in Willow: Far View Farm (A), East Branch Little Willow Sheep Farm (B), Fairview Grain and Hop Farm (C), Oakwood Dairy Farm (D), Orchard Grove Farm (E), Orchard Hill Stock Farm (F), Plainview Dairy and Grain Farm (G), Pleasant Ridge Apiary (H), Pleasant Ridge Farm (I), Pleasant Ridge Grain Farm (J), Pleasant Valley Dairy Farm (K), Pretty Valley Stock Farm (L), Sawyers Sheep Farm (M), Maple Grove Stock Farm (N), Spring Brook Farm (O), Spring Valley Stock and Dairy Farm (P), West Branch Stock and Dairy Farm (Q), Willow Stock Farm (R), Woods Homestead (S), Big Willow Creek Stock Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Willow include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Pleasant Ridge Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Concord Cemetery (1), Loyd Cemetery (2), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4), Big Willow Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: 0.16 Reservoir (A), 0.44 Reservoir (B), 0.27 Reservoir (C), 1 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Richland 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 2010 was 60.0. This is better than average.

City:

60.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.7%
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Willow travel time to work - commute Willow 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 Willow town (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,70614
Catholic2,3304
Evangelical Protestant1,43516
Other652
None11,485-
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
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

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

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.91% ($31,656 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.67% ($22,422)
from Vernon County, WI  0.57% ($29,842)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
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 Sauk County, WI  0.99% ($29,881 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.77% ($32,173)
to Vernon County, WI  0.58% ($32,359)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willow:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, 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.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willow:

  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Willow:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 6,565Total average daily traffic
  • 404Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,775Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Willow, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Willow compared to Wisconsin 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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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