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Dodge County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 87,786 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 85,897 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,983
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,634
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,077
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,223 (it was 8,340 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

32%

Land area: 882 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dodge County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.6%), Construction (12.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Dodge County, WI (2017)
    • 79,16892.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2324.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1352.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4851.7%Two or more races
    • 4780.6%Asian alone
    • 4700.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 520.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 46,457  (52.9%)
Females: 41,329  (47.1%)
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Average household size:
Dodge County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,421 ($45,190 in 1999)
This county:

$56,421
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $633 (lower quartile is $509, upper quartile is $780)
This county:

$633
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,700 (it was $108,100 in 2000)
Dodge:

$164,700
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,500 - $234,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $218,571
Here:

$218,571
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $173,656
Here:

$173,656
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $145,694
Here:

$145,694
State:

$145,793

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,571
Here:

$91,571
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $37,185
Here:

$37,185
State:

$52,168

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,294
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $498

Institutionalized population: 5,895

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 140
  • Auto thefts: 21

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 168
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 339 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 1998: 350 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 1999: 294 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2000: 320 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2001: 308 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2002: 331 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2003: 344 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2004: 411 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2005: 304 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2006: 260 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2007: 199 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2009: 89 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2011: 79 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2012: 85 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2014: 91 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 2015: 101 buildings, average cost: $240,400
  • 2016: 91 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2017: 190 buildings, average cost: $199,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Dodge, WI residents
Average permit cost in Dodge, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,018 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,843 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Dodge, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dodge, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dodge, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
Dodge County:

8.1%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.8% for other race residents, 6.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.1 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 33.7 years old, American Indian residents: 35.8 years old, Asian residents: 36.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dodge County is $513 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $618 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $782 a month.

Cities in this county include: Beaver Dam, Mayville, Horicon, Juneau, Ashippun, Lomira, Rubicon, Lebanon, Hubbard, Fox Lake.

Dodge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Dodge County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.185 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 12.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Blaine County, Idaho , Brule County, South Dakota , Bonneville County, Idaho , Kewaunee County , Huron County, Michigan , Lapeer County, Michigan , Seneca County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Dodge, WI
County total employment by year in Dodge, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Dodge, WI

Current college students: 2,735
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,133 (35.3% naturalized citizens)

Dodge County:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3442010 or later
  • 4182000 to 2009
  • 5251990 to 1999
  • 2521980 to 1989
  • 1801970 to 1979
  • 388Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.8%

Dodge County marital status for males Dodge County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,854
  • One, attached: 1,479
  • Two: 1,927
  • 3 or 4: 1,272
  • 5 to 9: 1,970
  • 10 to 19: 1,265
  • 20 to 49: 1,367
  • 50 or more: 288
  • Mobile homes: 1,313

Housing units in Dodge County with a mortgage: 14,774 (568 second mortgage, 2,307 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,208

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dodge County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,75762
Catholic13,43713
Mainline Protestant12,36332
Other2652
Orthodox--
None43,937-
Dodge County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Dodge County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Dodge County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 60
This county:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dodge County:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Dodge County:

28.8%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Dodge County:

Average size of farms: 205 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,888
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $172.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,532
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $111,569
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.97%
Corn for grain: 128434 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9687 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 66445 harvested acres
Vegetables: 11,239 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 169 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dodge County-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 345.9 miles away from Dodge County 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 135.5 miles away from the county 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 320.6 miles away from the county 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 344.5 miles away from the county 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 378.5 miles away from Dodge County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 298.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1966: April 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 03, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-775: October 07, 1986, FEMA Id: 775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Icing, Wind, Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-496: March 23, 1976, FEMA Id: 496, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dodge County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dodge

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,286 (83.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,558 (7.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 389 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,081 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,925 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dodge County


  • German (52%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dodge County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 4,079 people in state prisons
  • 1,114 people in nursing homes
  • 162 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Dodge County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 4,390 people in state prisons
  • 1,007 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 496 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 167 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 88 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,408.

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.14% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($34,316 average AGI)
1.01% relocated from other states ($7,516 average AGI)
Dodge County:

1.01%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, WI  0.95% ($39,056 average AGI)
from Fond du Lac County, WI  0.76% ($41,356)
from Washington County, WI  0.67% ($43,232)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.53% ($47,011)
from Dane County, WI  0.51% ($39,429)
from Columbia County, WI  0.43% ($38,981)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($41,157)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.32% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($52,776 average AGI)
1.23% relocated to other states ($10,107 average AGI)
Dodge County:

1.23%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, WI  0.98% ($39,456 average AGI)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.90% ($43,480)
to Washington County, WI  0.57% ($45,652)
to Dane County, WI  0.56% ($43,782)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.46% ($58,429)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.37% ($39,594)
to Columbia County, WI  0.35% ($39,008)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Dodge County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Dodge County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dodge County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dodge County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dodge County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dodge County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dodge County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dodge County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dodge County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,673 (12,069 aged, 1,604 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 552 (2%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,282)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (988)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (756)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (565)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (492)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (480)
  • Congestive heart failure (466)
  • Unspecified dementia (433)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (270)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (228)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,430
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 303
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,632

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,111
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 989
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.0
  • Other - 54.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,786
  • In family households: 67,799 (11,669 male householders, 10,774 female householders)
    17,731 spouses, 23,451 children (21,402 natural, 1,022 adopted, 1,027 stepchildren), 983 grandchildren, 339 brothers or sisters, 240 parents, 752 other relatives, 1,860 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,741 (5,986 male householders (4,684 living alone)), 5,799 female householders (4,630 living alone)), 3,956 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,246

Size of family households: 12,363 2-persons, 3,956 3-persons, 3,908 4-persons, 1,643 5-persons, 387 6-persons, 186 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,314 1-person, 1,954 2-persons, 284 3-persons, 106 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

11,614 married couples with children.
4,247 single-parent households (2,312 men, 1,935 women).

95.5% of residents of Dodge speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $266,808,000 ($3,030 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,519,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $139,694,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,895,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,570,000
Federal grants: $42,959,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,852,000 ($-66,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,837,000 ($1,401,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,735,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,507,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,930,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,992
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,634
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +202
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,762
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dodge County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • 3972014 or later
  • 7552010 to 2013
  • 4,6542000 to 2009
  • 4,1981990 to 1999
  • 2,2661980 to 1989
  • 5,0941970 to 1979
  • 3,2571960 to 1969
  • 3,3561950 to 1959
  • 1,6651940 to 1949
  • 12,0931939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • 01 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 3563 rooms
  • 1,6134 rooms
  • 4,4175 rooms
  • 5,1466 rooms
  • 4,4477 rooms
  • 3,7018 rooms
  • 4,2779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • 4871 room
  • 3022 rooms
  • 1,8893 rooms
  • 3,1864 rooms
  • 2,1135 rooms
  • 1,0056 rooms
  • 2477 rooms
  • 5148 rooms
  • 5039+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2761 bedroom
  • 4,2902 bedrooms
  • 13,3543 bedrooms
  • 4,8884 bedrooms
  • 1,1745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dodge County, Wisconsin
  • 577no bedroom
  • 2,3201 bedroom
  • 4,4882 bedrooms
  • 1,9313 bedrooms
  • 5204 bedrooms
  • 4105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dodge County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dodge County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dodge County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 302no vehicle
  • 6,1091 vehicle
  • 9,9072 vehicles
  • 4,9103 vehicles
  • 1,7994 vehicles
  • 9555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dodge County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dodge County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,433no vehicle
  • 3,7801 vehicle
  • 3,6412 vehicles
  • 1,0713 vehicles
  • 2634 vehicles
  • 585+ vehicles

86.2% of Dodge County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Wisconsin.

Dodge County:

86.2%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 71,039
  • Other state: 13,970
  • Northeast: 787
  • Midwest: 8,715
  • South: 2,111
  • West: 2,357
Year householders moved into unit in Dodge County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dodge County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.9%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,320
Here:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 360
Here:

7.4%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 615
Here:

18.0%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dodge County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $28,113,000
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,252,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,044,000
    Health - Other: $11,625,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,091,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,051,000
    Regular Highways: $9,442,000
    Police Protection: $8,417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,180,000
    General - Other: $2,174,000
    Financial Administration: $1,903,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,624,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,325,000
    Libraries: $757,000
    Parks and Recreation: $682,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $163,000
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,018,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,202,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,226,000
    Other - Libraries: $724,000
    Other - Police Protection: $209,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $195,000
    Other - Sewerage: $137,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $25,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $971,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,757,000
    Other: $699,000
    Highways: $400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,935,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,180,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,560,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,805,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $578,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $360,000
    General Revenue - Other: $286,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $237,000
    Rents: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,763,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,010,000
    General Public Building: $981,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $446,000
    Health - Other: $156,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,235,000
    Public Welfare: $5,908,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,424,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,407,000
    Education: $1,175,000
    Other: $950,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,289,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,804,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $154,000
    Other: $53,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,501,000

Dodge County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $28,113,000
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,252,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,044,000
    Health - Other: $11,625,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,091,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,051,000
    Regular Highways: $9,442,000
    Police Protection: $8,417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,180,000
    General - Other: $2,174,000
    Financial Administration: $1,903,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,624,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,325,000
    Libraries: $757,000
    Parks and Recreation: $682,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $163,000
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,018,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,202,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,226,000
    Other - Libraries: $724,000
    Other - Police Protection: $209,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $195,000
    Other - Sewerage: $137,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $25,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $971,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,757,000
    Other: $699,000
    Highways: $400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,935,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,180,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,560,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,805,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $578,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $360,000
    General Revenue - Other: $286,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $237,000
    Rents: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,763,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,010,000
    General Public Building: $981,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $446,000
    Health - Other: $156,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,235,000
    Public Welfare: $5,908,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,424,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,407,000
    Education: $1,175,000
    Other: $950,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,289,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,804,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $154,000
    Other: $53,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,501,000

Dodge County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $28,113,000
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,252,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,044,000
    Health - Other: $11,625,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,091,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,051,000
    Regular Highways: $9,442,000
    Police Protection: $8,417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,180,000
    General - Other: $2,174,000
    Financial Administration: $1,903,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,624,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,325,000
    Libraries: $757,000
    Parks and Recreation: $682,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $163,000
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,018,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,202,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,226,000
    Other - Libraries: $724,000
    Other - Police Protection: $209,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $195,000
    Other - Sewerage: $137,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $25,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $971,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,757,000
    Other: $699,000
    Highways: $400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,935,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,180,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,560,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,805,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $578,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $360,000
    General Revenue - Other: $286,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $237,000
    Rents: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,763,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,010,000
    General Public Building: $981,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $446,000
    Health - Other: $156,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,235,000
    Public Welfare: $5,908,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,424,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,407,000
    Education: $1,175,000
    Other: $950,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,289,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,804,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $154,000
    Other: $53,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,501,000

Dodge County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $28,113,000
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,252,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,044,000
    Health - Other: $11,625,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,091,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,051,000
    Regular Highways: $9,442,000
    Police Protection: $8,417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,233,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,180,000
    General - Other: $2,174,000
    Financial Administration: $1,903,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,624,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,325,000
    Libraries: $757,000
    Parks and Recreation: $682,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $163,000
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,018,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,202,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,226,000
    Other - Libraries: $724,000
    Other - Police Protection: $209,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $195,000
    Other - Sewerage: $137,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $25,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $971,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,757,000
    Other: $699,000
    Highways: $400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,935,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,180,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,560,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,805,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $578,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $402,000
    Interest Earnings: $360,000
    General Revenue - Other: $286,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $237,000
    Rents: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,763,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,010,000
    General Public Building: $981,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $446,000
    Health - Other: $156,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,235,000
    Public Welfare: $5,908,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,424,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,407,000
    Education: $1,175,000
    Other: $950,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,289,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,804,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $154,000
    Other: $53,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,501,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 682
  • Number of aged recipients: 63
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 619
  • Number of recipients under 18: 120
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 455
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 107
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 267
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 268
Most common first names in Dodge County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John50677.2 years
William47377.8 years
Mary38681.8 years
Robert35071.6 years
Walter26279.2 years
Edward26178.0 years
Frank25779.8 years
Arthur24579.9 years
Helen24381.6 years
George23579.0 years
Most common last names in Dodge County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller19576.6 years
Schmidt17377.4 years
Schultz16779.9 years
Krueger12776.2 years
Smith11374.9 years
Pieper7482.8 years
Bauer7376.8 years
Giese7076.5 years
Neuman6978.4 years
Johnson6876.6 years
Businesses in Dodge County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets19
AmericInn2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's6
Arby's1Menards1
AutoZone1Nike4
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack3
Chevrolet3SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sears1
DHL1Slumberland1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza3Staples1
FedEx3Subway9
Ford3Super 82
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop2True Value4
Goodwill4U-Haul9
H&R Block4U.S. Cellular7
Jimmy John's2UPS6
Jones New York1Walgreens3
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy4YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

Dodge County on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"