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Waushara County, Wisconsin (WI)


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County population in 2012: 24,461 (11% urban, 89% rural); it was 23,154 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,074
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,071
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,784
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,804 (it was 1,552 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

32%

Land area: 626 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waushara County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Manufacturing (19.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Waushara County, Wisconsin:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years

Males: 12,893  (47.6%)
Females: 11,603  (52.4%)

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Waushara County,WI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Waushara County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,240 ($37,000 in 1999)
This county:

$42240
Wisconsin:

$49993

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$440
State:

$599


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,380 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Waushara County:

$137,380
Wisconsin:

$170,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,349 - $202,049

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $193,465
Here:

$193,465
State:

$212,450

Townhouses or other attached units: $308,360
Here:

$308,360
State:

$187,116

In 2-unit structures: $133,262
Here:

$133,262
State:

$165,377

Mobile homes: $85,716
Here:

$85,716
State:

$36,669
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,124
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $368

Institutionalized population: 1,233

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):


Waushara 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: $2,046 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,995 (1.6%)


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


Waushara County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.6%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 20 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:

3.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waushara County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $696 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marion, Wautoma, Springwater, Leon, Dakota, Mount Morris, Redgranite, Bloomfield, Saxeville, Poysippi.

Waushara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.1waushara.com

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Waushara County: Coloma Corners (A), Chaffee Creek State Fishery Area (B), Camp Windego (C), Shin-Go-Beek Scout Camp (D), Camp Talaki (E), Camp Napowan (F), Camp Lucerne (G), Camp Hiwela (H), Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery (I), American Legion Boys Camp (J), Merriam Boy Scout Camp (K), Sorenson Hillview Jersey Farm (L), Twin Lake Scout Camp (M), Lutheran Camp (N), Waushara County Emergency Medical Services Poy Sippi Division (O), West Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department (P), Saxeville - Springwater Fire Department (Q), Tustin Volunteer Fire Department (R), Poy Sippi Volunteer Fire Department (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waushara County include: Emmaus Church (A), Grace Church (B), Little Mission Chapel (C), Holden Church (D), West Holden Church (E), Immanuel Church (F), Camp Chapel (G), Trinity Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hancock Cemetery (1), Springwater Cemetery (2), Ray Cemetery (3), Raymond Cemetery (4), Staples Cemetery (5), North Dakota Cemetery (6), North Deerfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Lake Napowan (B), Norwegian Lake (C), Pearl Lake (D), Pickerel Lake (E), Pine Lake (F), Piper Lake (G), Plainfield Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Austin Creek (A), Bird Creek (B), Pumpkinseed Creek (C), Schmudlack Creek (D), Kaminski Creek (E), Carpenter Creek (F), West Branch Little Pine Creek (G), West Branch White River (H), Pine River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waushara County include: Bass Lake Fen State Natural Area (1), Karner Blue Meadow State Natural Area (2), Lunch Creek Wetlands State Natural Area (3), Mecan Springs State Natural Area (4), Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes State Natural Area (5), Greenwood State Wildlife Refuge (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Green Lake County , Marquette County , Portage County , Waupaca County , Winnebago County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 437
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 465 (46% naturalized citizens)

Waushara County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.5%

Waushara County marital status for males
Waushara County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Waushara County with a mortgage: 2,910 (356 second mortgage, 342 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,975

Here:

59.6% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.71%
Here49.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,510
Total congregations: 46

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents3,936 (34.2%)2,460 (21.4%)1,380 (12.0%)1,251 (10.9%)650 (5.6%)
Congregations4 (8.7%)7 (15.2%)8 (17.4%)6 (13.0%)2 (4.3%)
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents455 (4.0%)276 (2.4%)257 (2.2%)200 (1.7%)645 (5.6%)
Congregations2 (4.3%)2 (4.3%)2 (4.3%)1 (2.2%)12 (26.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Waushara County - Marion, Wautoma, Springwater, Leon, Dakota

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Waushara County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Waushara County:

17.9%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Waushara County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $119,776
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $573.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $99,830
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,896
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.52%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.32
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.57%
Corn for grain: 26073 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1158 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13356 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29,987 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Tornado activity:

Waushara County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 39 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/29/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Waushara County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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




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





Waushara County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,103 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,171 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 310 (3%)
  • Other means: 63 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 579 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,029.

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.91% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($27,995 average AGI)
1.19% relocated from other states ($6,677 average AGI)
Waushara County:

1.19%
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 Winnebago County, WI  1.08% ($39,753 average AGI)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.60% ($37,407)
from Green Lake County, WI  0.47% ($32,571)
from Marquette County, WI  0.47% ($27,381)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.43% ($33,974)
from Outagamie County, WI  0.38% ($37,471)
from Portage County, WI  0.33% ($20,800)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.30% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($23,181 average AGI)
1.24% relocated to other states ($6,788 average AGI)
Waushara County:

1.24%
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 Winnebago County, WI  1.06% ($23,768 average AGI)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.59% ($37,321)
to Portage County, WI  0.45% ($28,925)
to Outagamie County, WI  0.37% ($30,636)
to Green Lake County, WI  0.33% ($21,400)
to Fond du Lac County, WI  0.28% ($39,800)
to Marquette County, WI  0.26% ($32,087)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Waushara County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Waushara County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Waushara County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,562 (3,988 aged, 574 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1624.820
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 113.360
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15798.98

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907.660
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1113.400
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.07

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,235

Size of family households: 3,762 2-persons, 1,218 3-persons, 947 4-persons, 451 5-persons, 171 6-persons, 133 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,736 1-person, 471 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

94.1% of residents of Waushara County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $123,574,000 ($5188 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,755,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $64,891,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,824,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,870,000
Federal grants: $26,048,000
Federal procurement contracts: $994,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,947,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,887,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,578,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,159,000

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

Births: 1,233
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,355
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +81
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,813
Here:

+73 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Waushara County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.60 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Waushara County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 84
  • 3 rooms: 254
  • 4 rooms: 1,083
  • 5 rooms: 2,054
  • 6 rooms: 1,702
  • 7 rooms: 1,192
  • 8 rooms: 774
  • 9+ rooms: 625
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 241
  • 4 rooms: 409
  • 5 rooms: 352
  • 6 rooms: 230
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 81
  • 9+ rooms: 58
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waushara County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 292
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,329
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,691
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,124
  • 5+ bedrooms: 326
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 274
  • 2 bedrooms: 637
  • 3 bedrooms: 418
  • 4 bedrooms: 151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Waushara County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 299
  • 1 vehicle: 1,945
  • 2 vehicles: 3,478
  • 3 vehicles: 1,419
  • 4 vehicles: 439
  • 5+ vehicles: 204
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 734
  • 2 vehicles: 445
  • 3 vehicles: 135
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

63% of Waushara County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Wisconsin.

Waushara County:

63.2%
State average:

57.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waushara County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Wood (8.0%)
  • Electricity (7.2%)
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.3%)
  • Electricity (24.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 229
Here:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 51
Here:

14.0%
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

Waushara County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Waushara County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Waushara County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Waushara County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Waushara County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19776.3 years
Robert16572.6 years
William15475.9 years
George10776.9 years
Edward9576.2 years
Mary9279.6 years
Frank9079.3 years
James8572.1 years
Walter8477.4 years
Arthur8378.3 years
Most common last names in Waushara County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6777.6 years
Miller6575.6 years
Krueger5878.1 years
Nelson4774.7 years
Anderson4780.7 years
Thompson4577.0 years
Olson4475.7 years
Smith3875.5 years
Jones3673.7 years
Schultz3577.5 years
Businesses in Waushara County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Decora Cabinetry2Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets8
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