Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 2,707 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 1,373  (50.7%)
Females: 1,334  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 53965.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,100 (it was $35,699 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$51,100
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,137 (it was $23,447 in 2000)

Wisconsin Dells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $156,464 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$156,464
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $197,657; Detached houses: $205,928; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,398; In 2-unit structures: $214,573; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $94,162; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,930; Mobile homes: $22,991

Median gross rent in 2013: $628.

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  • Races in Wisconsin Dells, WI (2010)

    Wisconsin Dells races chart
    • 2,37288.6%White alone
    • 1987.4%Hispanic
    • 381.4%American Indian alone
    • 250.9%Two or more races
    • 210.8%Asian alone
    • 190.7%Black alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
    • 20.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wisconsin Dells: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (12.4%), Norwegian (8.6%), Polish (7.1%), English (5.9%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 4.15 square miles.

Population density: 653 people per square mile   (low).

Wisconsin Dells,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wisconsin Dells:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wisconsin Dells city:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

214 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 2.5% Europe).

This city:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wisconsin Dells to the number of sex offenders is 193 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,872 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,863 (2.0%)

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
  • 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: +2,190 (+81.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 653 (48.2%)

Area code: 608

Wisconsin Dells household income distribution Wisconsin Dells home values distribution

Crime rates in Wisconsin Dells by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 302024652413
per 100,000 123.20.082.20.080.5155.8236.4201.380.8164.537.1111.3
Robberies 212111113201
per 100,000 82.140.882.240.740.338.939.440.3121.382.20.037.1
Assaults 41112161217141730251912
per 100,000 164.3448.4493.2650.4483.3662.0551.6684.41,212.61,028.0704.5445.3
Burglaries 262415334016663420242816
per 100,000 1,067.8978.4616.51,341.51,611.0623.12,600.51,368.8808.4986.81,038.2593.7
Thefts 285280300268303277304221292260220202
per 100,000 11,704.311,414.612,330.510,894.312,203.010,786.611,977.98,896.911,802.710,690.88,157.27,495.4
Auto thefts 8125616118102354
per 100,000 328.5489.2205.5243.9644.4428.3315.2402.680.8123.4185.4148.4
Arson 01N/A100120000
per 100,000 0.040.8N/A40.70.00.039.480.50.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 544.5500.1557.0519.1619.9584.1749.0596.0659.7652.0438.7407.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wisconsin Dells detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.57
Wisconsin average:

2.19

Wisconsin Dells tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (36%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Wisconsin Dells-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 61% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Wisconsin Dells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.2 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 156.3 miles away from Wisconsin Dells 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 346.6 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 132.9 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 370.1 miles away from Wisconsin Dells 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 403.8 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 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, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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 and medical centers in Wisconsin Dells:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wisconsin Dells:

  • ST CLARE HSPTL HLTH SVCS Acute Care Hospitals (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)
  • ST CLARE MEADOWS CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • SAUK CTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BARABOO, WI)
  • RIDGEVIEW TERRACE LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; REEDSBURG, WI)

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:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 44 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 53 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 64 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)

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)
See full list of schools located in Wisconsin Dells

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.0. This is about average.

City:

78.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14

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 health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Boil Water Order (MAY-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2012)
STAND ROCK REFRESHMENT STAND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2014), St Boil Water Order (JUN-26-2014)
OTTOS SUPPER CLUB (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • WI DELLS KOA CMPGD - UPPER WELL (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DELLS KOA CMPGD - LOWER WELL (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK #1 COMFORT STATION (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK #2 COMFORT STATION (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK #3 COMFORT STATION (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WANNA-BEE CMPGD & RV PARK - SHOWER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STUFFS RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OXFORD FUEL & FOOD (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TURN POINT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STAND ROCK CAMPGROUND EAST WELL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for other race 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
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Wisconsin Dells compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Wisconsin average:

10.5

Wisconsin Dells travel time to work - commute Wisconsin Dells mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,4739
Evangelical Protestant9,99044
Mainline Protestant9,91134
Other93
None25,450-
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: 10
Columbia County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

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

14.0%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,332$41,3280$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,790$81,4800$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,450$41,4000$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$73,920$63,3607$9,740
Streets and Highways 7$34,116$58,4851$522
Solid Waste Management 2$8,372$50,2320$0
Sewerage 1$5,244$62,9280$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,310$45,2400$0
Water Supply 2$10,260$61,5600$0
Electric Power 4$22,808$68,4241$362
Local Libraries 5$17,000$40,8003$3,046
Other and Unallocable 8$28,968$43,4520$0
Totals for Government 51$232,570$54,72212$13,670

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

  • Construction - General: $524,000 ($193.57)
    Health - Other: $253,000 ($93.46)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($16.25)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($14.78)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,917,000 ($1077.58)
    General - Other: $1,165,000 ($430.37)
    Police Protection: $992,000 ($366.46)
    Sewerage: $581,000 ($214.63)
    Regular Highways: $517,000 ($190.99)
    Water Utilities: $411,000 ($151.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $344,000 ($127.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $248,000 ($91.61)
    Health Services - Other: $223,000 ($82.38)
    Libraries: $221,000 ($81.64)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($49.87)
    Parking Facilities: $132,000 ($48.76)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($29.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($29.92)
    Fire Protection: $70,000 ($25.86)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($14.41)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($5.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($3.32)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($18.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $288,000 ($106.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $15,000 ($5.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $57,000 ($21.06)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($12.19)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($9.60)
    Central Staff: $12,000 ($4.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,139,000 ($790.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($9.24)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $488,000 ($180.27)
    All Other: $317,000 ($117.10)
    Parking Facilities: $282,000 ($104.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($27.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($6.65)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($5.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $144,000 ($53.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $218,000 ($80.53)
    Special Assessments: $201,000 ($74.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $193,000 ($71.30)
    Rents: $25,000 ($9.24)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,845,000 ($1050.98)
    Water Utilities: $513,000 ($189.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $423,000 ($156.26)
    Highways: $273,000 ($100.85)
    All Other: $73,000 ($26.97)
  • Tax - Property: $1,605,000 ($592.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,370,000 ($506.10)
    NEC: $161,000 ($59.48)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $855,000 ($315.85)
    Industrial Revenue: $672,000 ($248.25)
    Water Utilities: $415,000 ($153.31)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,612,000 ($1334.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,246,000 ($1199.11)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $830,000 ($306.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $631,000 ($233.10)
    Water Utilities: $360,000 ($132.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $41,000 ($15.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $366,000 ($135.21)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($20.32)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($9.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,165,000 ($1169.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $921,000 ($340.23)

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($85 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  2.15% ($43,088 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.78% ($30,688)
from Dodge County, WI  0.36% ($38,161)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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 Dane County, WI  1.86% ($35,679 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.82% ($34,271)
to Dodge County, WI  0.57% ($35,457)

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)
Wisconsin Dells fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wisconsin Dells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 93m305ftTotal length
  • 164,630Total average daily traffic
  • 17,418Total average daily truck traffic

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
Hilton1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

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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