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Population in 2012: 2,701 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 

Males: 1,419  (52.5%)
Females: 1,282  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53965.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,182 (it was $35,699 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$47,182
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,422

Wisconsin Dells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,207 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$156,207
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $192,101; Detached houses: $194,121; Townhouses or other attached units: $519,269; In 2-unit structures: $346,886; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,872; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $353,598; Mobile homes: $37,428

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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  • White alone - 2,372 (88.6%)
  • Hispanic - 198 (7.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 38 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 19 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wisconsin Dells: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.0%), Irish (10.8%), Norwegian (8.8%), Polish (7.5%), English (5.5%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 4.15 square miles.

Population density: 651 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wisconsin Dells:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wisconsin Dells city:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

165 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe).

This city:  6.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,975 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,642 (1.9%)

Wisconsin Dells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (42.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (163.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Delton, WI (1.5 miles ), Newport, WI (1.8 miles ), Delton, WI (1.8 miles ), Dell Prairie, WI (2.0 miles ), Dellona, WI (2.5 miles ), Fairfield, WI (2.8 miles ), New Haven, WI (2.8 miles ), Lyndon Station, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $315,800
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $273,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $600,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $600,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $600,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $221,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.63 N, Longitude: 89.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,195 (+81.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 647 (49.1%)

Area code: 608

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Crime rates in Wisconsin Dells by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 30202465241
per 100,000 123.20.082.20.080.5155.8236.4201.380.8164.537.1
Robberies 21211111320
per 100,000 82.140.882.240.740.338.939.440.3121.382.20.0
Assaults 411121612171417302519
per 100,000 164.3448.4493.2650.4483.3662.0551.6684.41212.61028.0704.5
Burglaries 2624153340166634202428
per 100,000 1067.8978.4616.51341.51611.0623.12600.51368.8808.4986.81038.2
Thefts 285280300268303277304221292260220
per 100,000 11704.311414.612330.510894.312203.010786.611977.98896.911802.710690.88157.2
Auto thefts 812561611810235
per 100,000 328.5489.2205.5243.9644.4428.3315.2402.680.8123.4185.4
Arson 01N/A10012000
per 100,000 0.040.8N/A40.70.00.039.480.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.4) 543.9499.5556.4518.5619.1583.5748.1595.3659.0651.2438.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.56
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Wisconsin Dells tourist attractions:

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Average climate in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Wisconsin Dells-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Wisconsin Dells city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wisconsin Dells topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack B. Olson - Diplomat.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wisconsin Dells:

  • CONTINENTAL MANOR OF WIS DELLS (Nursing Home, 300 RACE ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WISCONSIN DELLS (Nursing Home, 300 RACE ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Wisconsin Dells:

  • ST CLARE HSPTL HLTH SVCS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 11 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • ST CLARE DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • HOME HEALTH UNITED HSPC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BARABOO, WI)

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Airports and heliports located in Wisconsin Dells:


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Amtrak station:

WISCONSIN DELLS (LACROSSE ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wisconsin Dells:

  • Madison Area Technical College (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 63 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 68 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 9,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 72 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 6,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 74 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)

Private elementary/middle schools in Wisconsin Dells:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 728 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • DELLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 10; Location: 4134 STATE ROAD 13; Grades: 1 - 11)
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Library in Wisconsin Dells:

  • KILBOURN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $633,495; Location: 620 ELM ST.; 38,026 books; 8,370 e-books; 5,504 audio materials; 2,121 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wisconsin Dells: Wisconsin Dells Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Dells - Delton Emergency Medical Services Dells Station (B), Kilbourn Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wisconsin Dells include: Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Saint Cecelia Roman Catholic Church (B), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Lee (A), Crandalls Bay (B), Kilbourn Flowage 7746 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Hulburt Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: H H Bennett Studio & History Center (Museums; 215 Broadway), Riverview Park & Water World (Water Parks & Slides; Highway 12), Parsons Indian Trading Post (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 370 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy), Duck Rides (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1890 Wisconsin Dells Parkway), Ghost Outpost (Amusement & Theme Parks; 633 USHighway 12), Dells Boat Tours - Administrative Office (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1890 Wisconsin Dells Parkway), Lost Canyon Tours Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 720 Canyon Road), American UFO Sci-Fi Museum (Amusement & Theme Parks; 740 Eddy Street), Extreme World Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway).

Hotels: Blue Water Condominiums Rentals (116 West Munroe Avenue), Indian Trail Motel Inc (1013 Broadway), Deer Trail Motel (1234 River Road), Grand Marquis Hotel & Suites (Po Box 70), Chippewa Motel (1114 Broadway), Alakai Hotel & Suites (1030 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy), Carousel Inn & Suites (1031 Wisconsin Dells Parkway), Kilbourn Inn Motel (813 Elm Street), Finch Motel (811 Oak Street).

 
Columbia 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.51
U.S.:

3.63
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.75
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wisconsin Dells and their reported violations in the past:

NEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH #1, THE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HYDE-AWAY PINES (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2003), St Boil Water Order (JUN-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and DEC-02-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2004)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-26-2003 and SEP-23-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2002 and OCT-22-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and SEP-20-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
POINT BLUFF RESORT CMPGD (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PINECREST PAR 3 GOLF (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
POINT BLUFF RESORT BAR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • NEWPORT STEAKHOUSE (Address: PO BOX 607, Population served: 83, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEWPORT EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 13.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wisconsin Dells, WI

79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wisconsin Dells compared to Wisconsin state average:

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wisconsin Dells (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Wisconsin Dells Branch at 501 Broadway Street, branch established on 2009/01/12. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Bank of Mauston: Dells-Delton Bank at 402 County Highway A, branch established on 1997/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $235.6 mil, Deposits: $203.7 mil, headquarters in Mauston, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mauston Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Community Federal: Wisconsin Dells at 130 Commerce Street, branch established on 2008/08/04. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $530.8 mil, Deposits: $444.7 mil, headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 28 total offices
  • Bank of Wisconsin Dells: Bank Of Wisconsin Dells at 716 Superior Street, branch established on 1910/02/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $374.4 mil, Deposits: $323.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Dells Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin:

  • Pine Aire Motel, 511 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-2131
  • Aztel Motel, 425 S Vine St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-7404
  • Best Western Ambassador Inn, 610 Frontage Rd South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-4477, Fax: (608) 253-6662
  • Super 8 Motel Wisconsin Dells, 800 Co Hwy H, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-6464
  • Polynesian Hotel, 857 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-2883, Fax: (608) 253-7251
  • Ramada LTD, 1073 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-2218
  • Days Inn, 944 Hwy 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-6444
  • Howard Johnson Hotel, 655 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-8306, Fax: (608) 253-2829
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wisconsin Dells travel time to work - commute


Wisconsin Dells mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Wisconsin Dells city (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.77%
Here67.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents39.3%14.5%10.2%9.3%8.8%
Congregations12.3%12.3%11.0%4.1%13.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.9%2.7%1.9%1.7%6.8%
Congregations13.7%4.1%2.7%5.5%20.5%
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: 10
Columbia County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Columbia County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 68
This county:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.8%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
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 3$9,882$39,5280$0
Other Government Administration 5$26,680$64,0327$3,666
Judicial and Legal 1$2,688$32,2561$392
Police Protection - Officers 12$56,964$56,9642$1,786
Police - Other 5$17,214$41,3141$414
Streets and Highways 4$20,618$61,8540$0
Health 1$2,314$27,76824$11,440
Solid Waste Management 3$11,892$47,5680$0
Sewerage 1$5,120$61,4400$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,400$44,4004$1,270
Water Supply 2$9,184$55,1040$0
Electric Power 4$19,940$59,8200$0
Local Libraries 5$14,578$34,9871$1,170
Other and Unallocable 2$6,864$41,1840$0
Totals for Government 50$211,338$50,72140$20,138

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $524,000 ($194.00)
    Health - Other: $253,000 ($93.67)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($16.29)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($14.81)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,917,000 ($1079.97)
    General - Other: $1,165,000 ($431.32)
    Police Protection: $992,000 ($367.27)
    Sewerage: $581,000 ($215.11)
    Regular Highways: $517,000 ($191.41)
    Water Utilities: $411,000 ($152.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $344,000 ($127.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $248,000 ($91.82)
    Health Services - Other: $223,000 ($82.56)
    Libraries: $221,000 ($81.82)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($49.98)
    Parking Facilities: $132,000 ($48.87)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($29.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($29.99)
    Fire Protection: $70,000 ($25.92)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($14.44)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($5.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($3.33)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($18.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $288,000 ($106.63)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $15,000 ($5.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $57,000 ($21.10)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($12.22)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($9.63)
    Central Staff: $12,000 ($4.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,139,000 ($791.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($9.26)

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $488,000 ($180.67)
    All Other: $317,000 ($117.36)
    Parking Facilities: $282,000 ($104.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($27.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($6.66)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($5.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $144,000 ($53.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $218,000 ($80.71)
    Special Assessments: $201,000 ($74.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $193,000 ($71.46)
    Rents: $25,000 ($9.26)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,845,000 ($1053.31)
    Water Utilities: $513,000 ($189.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $423,000 ($156.61)
    Highways: $273,000 ($101.07)
    All Other: $73,000 ($27.03)
  • Tax - Property: $1,605,000 ($594.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,370,000 ($507.22)
    NEC: $161,000 ($59.61)

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $855,000 ($316.55)
    Industrial Revenue: $672,000 ($248.80)
    Water Utilities: $415,000 ($153.65)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,612,000 ($1337.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,246,000 ($1201.78)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $830,000 ($307.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $631,000 ($233.62)
    Water Utilities: $360,000 ($133.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $41,000 ($15.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $366,000 ($135.51)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($20.36)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($9.26)

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,165,000 ($1171.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $921,000 ($340.98)

8.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dane County, WI  3.07% ($41,524 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.77% ($35,185)
from Dodge County, WI  0.57% ($32,341)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dane County, WI  2.36% ($33,319 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.95% ($36,736)
to Dodge County, WI  0.60% ($33,819)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wisconsin Dells:

  • WIBU (900 AM; 1 kW; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wisconsin Dells:

  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDKM (106.1 FM; ADAMS, WI; Owner: ROCHE-A-CRI BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Wisconsin Dells:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, 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.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Wisconsin Dells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total average daily traffic: 164,630
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,418


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 13

Incident types - Wisconsin Dells


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wisconsin Dells, WI

Most common first names in Wisconsin Dells, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5773.7 years
Robert4670.9 years
Edward4277.8 years
William4276.1 years
James3972.1 years
Mary3881.5 years
Helen3379.0 years
George3079.7 years
Joseph2973.8 years
Margaret2983.2 years
Most common last names in Wisconsin Dells, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson3780.4 years
Nelson2077.6 years
Smith1783.4 years
Johnson1779.6 years
Peterson1479.5 years
Olson1284.2 years
Christensen1277.3 years
Jacobson1078.7 years
Jones1081.3 years
Thompson1081.6 years
Businesses in Wisconsin Dells, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Nike1
Arby's1Old Navy1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Starbucks1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Dennys1Toys"R"Us1
Econo Lodge1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
IHOP1Walgreens1
Jimmy John's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

Wisconsin Dells on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #21 (53965) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John T. Fowler (2)
  • Thomas J. Mayer (2)
  • Ian Matthew Handley (1)
  • Nelson Ennis (1)
  • Dona York (1)
  • Sergei Paylian (1)
  • Antoni Wolan (1)
  • Erik Backhaus (1)
  • Brian Vodvarka (1)
  • Richard H. Gates (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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