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Pepin County, Wisconsin (WI)


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County population in 2012: 7,390 (all rural); it was 7,213 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,462
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 966
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,195
Renter-occupied apartments: 623 (it was 564 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 232 sq. mi.
Water area: 16.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pepin County: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Retail trade (11.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Pepin County, Wisconsin:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years

Males: 3,780  (48.5%)
Females: 3,689  (51.5%)

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Pepin County,WI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Pepin County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,935 ($37,609 in 1999)
This county:

$42935
Wisconsin:

$49993

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $369 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $461)
This county:

$369
State:

$599


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $141,802 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Pepin County:

$141,802
Wisconsin:

$170,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,040 - $211,295

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $188,007
Here:

$188,007
State:

$212,450

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,047
Here:

$184,047
State:

$187,116

In 2-unit structures: $284,611
Here:

$284,611
State:

$165,377

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,759
Here:

$223,759
State:

$158,801

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $871,911
Here:

$871,911
State:

$176,160

Mobile homes: $87,048
Here:

$87,048
State:

$36,669
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,200
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $370

Institutionalized population: 122

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


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


Pepin County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,487 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,481 (2.0%)


Pepin County household income distribution in 2009 Pepin County home values distribution


Pepin County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.4%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pepin County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Durand, Pepin, Waterville, Waubeek, Arkansaw, Stockholm.

Pepin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.co.pepin.wi.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Pleasant Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pepin County include: Little Plum Church (A), Pepin Hill Church (B), Holy Rosary Church (C), Chippewa Valley Church (D), Stockholm Church (E), Saint Josephs Church (F), Sabylund Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little Plum Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Holy Rosary Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), East Pepin Cemetery (5), Round Hill Cemetery (6), Waubeek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Schlosser Lake (A), Silver Birch Lake (B), Lake Pepin (C), Thompson Lake (D), Dead Lake (E), Wilcox Lake (F), 0.07 Reservoir (G), 3 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plum Creek (A), Arkansaw Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Bogus Creek (D), Swinger Slough (E), Thompson Slough (F), Porcupine Creek (G), Eau Galle River (H), Ninemile Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pepin County include: Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area (1), Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area (2), Nine Mile Island State Natural Area (3), Silver Birch Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Buffalo County , Dunn County , Eau Claire County , Goodhue County, Minnesota , Pierce County , Wabasha County, Minnesota .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 247
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 42 (36% naturalized citizens)

Pepin County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.8%

Pepin County marital status for males
Pepin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pepin County with a mortgage: 774 (82 second mortgage, 83 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 690

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.24%
Here67.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,850
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Evangelical Covenant Church
Adherents2,435 (50.2%)1,252 (25.8%)509 (10.5%)204 (4.2%)142 (2.9%)
Congregations3 (14.3%)5 (23.8%)3 (14.3%)1 (4.8%)2 (9.5%)
NameOld Order AmishSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents68 (1.4%)60 (1.2%)55 (1.1%)50 (1.0%)75 (1.5%)
Congregations1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)3 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pepin County - Durand, Pepin, Waterville, Waubeek, Arkansaw

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Pepin County:

13.58 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Wisconsin:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pepin County:

15.4%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Pepin County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,431
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $121.46
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,662
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,754
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.06
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.01%
Corn for grain: 22878 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10075 harvested acres
Vegetables: 194 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pepin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 3.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $120,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pepin County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Pepin County (%):





Pepin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,608 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 405 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 179 (5%)
  • Other means: 17 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,049.

5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.38% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($21,751 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($10,822 average AGI)
Pepin County:

1.59%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dunn County, WI  1.13% ($30,469 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WI  0.88% ($25,960)
from Buffalo County, WI  0.71% ($30,300)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.64% ($34,556)


7.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($23,000 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($10,643 average AGI)
Pepin County:

1.78%
Wisconsin average:

2.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Eau Claire County, WI  1.22% ($24,914 average AGI)
to Dunn County, WI  1.08% ($33,903)
to Buffalo County, WI  0.77% ($28,455)
to Pierce County, WI  0.73% ($37,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Pepin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Pepin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pepin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,386 (1,265 aged, 121 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7941.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1121.020
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17152.89

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1084.010
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1165.310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.55

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 27.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,333

Size of family households: 1,089 2-persons, 390 3-persons, 364 4-persons, 159 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 817 1-person, 131 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

94.3% of residents of Pepin County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $39,660,000 ($5357 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $495,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,295,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,838,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,540,000
Federal grants: $8,010,000
Federal procurement contracts: $425,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,552,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $659,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,510,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,675,000

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

Births: 423
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 431
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +188
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pepin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Pepin County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 172
  • 5 rooms: 424
  • 6 rooms: 448
  • 7 rooms: 440
  • 8 rooms: 337
  • 9+ rooms: 310
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 146
  • 5 rooms: 135
  • 6 rooms: 53
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pepin County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 472
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,046
  • 4 bedrooms: 496
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 286
  • 3 bedrooms: 102
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Pepin County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 457
  • 2 vehicles: 936
  • 3 vehicles: 482
  • 4 vehicles: 167
  • 5+ vehicles: 46
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 262
  • 2 vehicles: 152
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

66% of Pepin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Wisconsin.

Pepin County:

66.0%
State average:

57.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pepin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.0%)
  • Utility gas (25.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.2%)
  • Wood (12.5%)
  • Electricity (4.3%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.7%)
  • Utility gas (14.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.6%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 214
Here:

24.1%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

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

2.3%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

6.5%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Pepin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Pepin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Pepin County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Pepin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Pepin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pepin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Pepin County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8276.7 years
Mary5785.7 years
William5778.9 years
George4379.0 years
Robert3773.7 years
Margaret3581.1 years
James3074.0 years
Edward2778.2 years
Frank2779.9 years
Arthur2679.4 years
Most common last names in Pepin County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bauer9378.7 years
Johnson4878.1 years
Anderson3775.5 years
Brunner2481.3 years
Fedie2276.7 years
Smith2280.0 years
Peterson2182.7 years
Brantner1977.4 years
Weber1681.4 years
Jones1681.7 years
Businesses in Pepin County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture2

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