Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 2,978 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.2%
 
Males: 1,507  (50.6%)
Females: 1,471  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53965.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,525 (it was $35,699 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$48,525
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,131 (it was $23,447 in 2000)

Wisconsin Dells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,057 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Wisconsin Dells:

$165,057
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $229,224; detached houses: $238,392; townhouses or other attached units: $174,900; in 2-unit structures: $174,289; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,627; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $201,316; mobile homes: $35,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $624.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wisconsin Dells: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.8% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Wisconsin Dells, WI (2017)
    • 2,36487.7%White alone
    • 2158.0%Hispanic
    • 853.2%Two or more races
    • 140.5%American Indian alone
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 40.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wisconsin Dells is 106 to 1.


Crime rates in Wisconsin Dells by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(80.5)
4
(155.8)
6
(236.4)
5
(201.3)
2
(80.8)
4
(164.5)
1
(37.1)
3
(111.3)
6
(221.9)
3
(110.7)
4
(148.0)
1
(35.4)
4
(132.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(40.3)
1
(38.9)
1
(39.4)
1
(40.3)
3
(121.3)
2
(82.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
1
(37.0)
2
(73.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(141.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(483.3)
17
(662.0)
14
(551.6)
17
(684.4)
30
(1,213)
25
(1,028)
19
(704.5)
12
(445.3)
14
(517.8)
18
(664.2)
13
(481.1)
7
(248.0)
6
(198.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(1,611)
16
(623.1)
66
(2,600)
34
(1,369)
20
(808.4)
24
(986.8)
28
(1,038)
16
(593.7)
17
(628.7)
13
(479.7)
16
(592.2)
10
(354.2)
9
(298.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
303
(12,203)
277
(10,787)
304
(11,978)
221
(8,897)
292
(11,803)
260
(10,691)
220
(8,157)
202
(7,495)
185
(6,842)
195
(7,196)
143
(5,292)
147
(5,207)
131
(4,341)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(644.4)
11
(428.3)
8
(315.2)
10
(402.6)
2
(80.8)
3
(123.4)
5
(185.4)
4
(148.4)
7
(258.9)
11
(405.9)
9
(333.1)
11
(389.7)
6
(198.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.4)
2
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)825.6778.0997.6793.9878.7868.4584.4542.5630.5597.4494.4384.7356.2

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City-data.com crime index in Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.97
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Wisconsin Dells, WI City Guides:

Ancestries: German (29.3%), Polish (18.0%), Irish (7.5%), Norwegian (5.5%), English (4.2%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 4.15 square miles.

Population density: 718 people per square mile   (low).

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin map

177 residents are foreign born (4.7% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).

This city:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,982 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,967 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.63 N, Longitude: 89.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,031 (+75.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 560 (40.4%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Wisconsin Dells, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wisconsin Dells, WI in 2017
Wisconsin Dells satellite photo by USGS

Wisconsin Dells tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2016: 82 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $306,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wisconsin Dells, WI residents
Average permit cost in Wisconsin Dells, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Wisconsin Dells, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.7%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Wisconsin Dells, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

4.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

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 Wisconsin Dells 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 (13).
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

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)

Public high school in Wisconsin Dells:

Private high school in Wisconsin Dells:

  • DELLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 9, Location: 4134 STATE HIGHWAY 13, Grades: 1-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wisconsin Dells:

Private elementary/middle school in Wisconsin Dells:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 728 CHURCH ST, Grades: PK-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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).

Birthplace of: Jack B. Olson - Diplomat.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wisconsin Dells:

Marital status in Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Wisconsin Dells:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wisconsin Dells
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

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

14.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wisconsin Dells:

20.8%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.8%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wisconsin Dells:

34.7%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wisconsin Dells, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$95,465$76,3726$6,853
Streets and Highways 7$31,186$53,4620$0
Local Libraries 6$21,295$42,5901$516
Financial Administration 5$17,883$42,9190$0
Police - Other 4$20,947$62,8410$0
Electric Power 4$24,601$73,8030$0
Parks and Recreation 3$13,224$52,8965$1,654
Solid Waste Management 2$7,591$45,5460$0
Water Supply 2$11,074$66,4440$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,893$46,7161$512
Sewerage 1$3,656$43,8720$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,400$52,8000$0
Other Government Administration 1$8,060$96,7207$2,478
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,021
Totals for Government 52$263,275$60,75621$13,034

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,524,000 ($511.75)
    Health - Other: $335,000 ($112.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000 ($40.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($29.21)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,552,000 ($2200.13)
    General - Other: $2,271,000 ($762.59)
    Police Protection: $1,928,000 ($647.41)
    Sewerage: $1,120,000 ($376.09)
    Regular Highways: $719,000 ($241.44)
    Water Utilities: $623,000 ($209.20)
    Libraries: $579,000 ($194.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000 ($160.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $473,000 ($158.83)
    Parking Facilities: $211,000 ($70.85)
    Central Staff Services: $205,000 ($68.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $173,000 ($58.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000 ($56.08)
    Financial Administration: $109,000 ($36.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $72,000 ($24.18)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($20.15)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($16.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($6.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $12,000 ($4.03)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($2.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,442,000 ($484.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $462,000 ($155.14)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($57.76)
    Police Protection: $144,000 ($48.35)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($2.69)

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,181,000 ($396.57)
    Parking Facilities: $323,000 ($108.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000 ($79.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($67.16)
    Other: $45,000 ($15.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($5.37)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($4.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $668,000 ($224.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $886,000 ($297.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $222,000 ($74.55)
    Rents: $130,000 ($43.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $113,000 ($37.94)
    General Revenue - Other: $103,000 ($34.59)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($10.75)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($1.68)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,888,000 ($2312.96)
    Water Utilities: $783,000 ($262.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $415,000 ($139.36)
    General Local Government Support: $308,000 ($103.43)
    Other: $118,000 ($39.62)
    Education: $60,000 ($20.15)
  • Tax - Property: $5,522,000 ($1854.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,010,000 ($1346.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $104,000 ($34.92)
    Other License: $84,000 ($28.21)
    Other: $51,000 ($17.13)

Wisconsin Dells government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,811,000 ($12360.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,326,000 ($11526.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,902,000 ($2317.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,418,000 ($1483.55)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,774,000 ($595.70)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,618,000 ($543.32)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $156,000 ($52.38)

7.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dane County, WI  2.80% ($53,710 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.70% ($41,722)
from Dodge County, WI  0.51% ($39,008)


7.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  2.06% ($52,043 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.95% ($41,316)
to Dodge County, WI  0.62% ($38,981)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wisconsin Dells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.7mTotal length
  • $2,302,000Total costs
  • 166,631Total average daily traffic
  • 27,822Total average daily truck traffic
  • 236,106Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wisconsin Dells, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 111960-1969
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wisconsin Dells, WI

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 45. The highest number of fires - 87 took place in 2012, and the least - 25 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wisconsin Dells, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.8%), and Outside Fires (30.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wisconsin Dells, WI
    • 27646.8%Structure Fires
    • 18130.7%Outside Fires
    • 10718.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 264.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

  • Super 8, 800 County Hwy H, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-6464, Fax: (608) 254-2692
  • Howard Johnson Hotel, 655 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-8306, Fax: (608) 253-2829
  • Econo Lodge, 350 W Munroe Ave, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 253-4343, Fax: (608) 254-4542
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 101 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 253-1100, Fax: (608) 254-5665
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 550 State Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-1700, Fax: (608) 254-1701
  • Comfort Inn, 703 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 253-3711, Fax: (608) 254-2164
  • Americas Best Value/Day's End Motel, N 604 Wi 12/16, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-8171, Fax: (608) 254-4561
  • Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 , Phone: (608) 254-5466, Fax: (608) 254-4460
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 39.4%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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