Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

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Population in 2022: 8,857 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +118.2%
Males: 4,324  (48.8%)
Females: 4,533  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

40.4 years

Zip codes: 53527.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $124,534 (it was $66,628 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$124,534
WI:

$70,996

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $52,303 (it was $25,777 in 2000)

Cottage Grove village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $393,324 (it was $164,100 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$393,324
WI:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $411,151; detached houses: $438,642; townhouses or other attached units: $279,342; in 2-unit structures: $335,997; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,203; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $281,289; mobile homes: $129,987

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,441.

March 2022 cost of living index in Cottage Grove: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 3.3%
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  • Races in Cottage Grove, WI (2022)
    • 6,37383.0%White alone
    • 5877.6%Asian alone
    • 4185.4%Hispanic
    • 2222.9%Two or more races
    • 380.5%Black alone

Races in Cottage Grove detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin as of April 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cottage Grove is 988 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cottage Grove by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(108.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
4
(63.4)
9
(138.9)
3
(45.8)
4
(59.4)
4
(57.5)
6
(84.4)
4
(56.9)
3
(41.6)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(387.9)
21
(339.1)
15
(241.2)
21
(332.8)
10
(154.4)
5
(76.4)
6
(89.0)
15
(215.7)
4
(56.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.7)
9
(124.3)
1
(13.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
175
(2,715)
99
(1,599)
139
(2,235)
132
(2,092)
84
(1,297)
78
(1,192)
43
(638.1)
46
(661.5)
31
(436.3)
20
(284.7)
21
(291.5)
24
(331.8)
32
(441.9)
7
(95.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(93.1)
2
(32.3)
4
(64.3)
5
(79.2)
2
(30.9)
1
(15.3)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.8)
2
(27.6)
3
(40.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(47.5)
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)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index174.290.3114.6126.0109.963.456.753.151.845.621.119.139.616.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cottage Grove, WI

Crime rate in Cottage Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 15 (13 officers - 11 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Wisconsin average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (27.8%), Norwegian (12.2%), Scottish (6.7%), Irish (6.3%), Czech (3.6%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 888 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 3,874 people per square mile   (average).

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin map

436 residents are foreign born (3.6% Asia, 1.0% Latin America, 0.8% North America).

This village:

5.7%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $7,144 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $6,646 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (9.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (116.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Blooming Grove, WI (2.2 miles ),
McFarland, WI (2.6 miles ),
Deerfield, WI (2.6 miles ),
Monona, WI (2.7 miles ),
Sun Prairie, WI (2.7 miles ),
Burke, WI (2.7 miles ),
Pleasant Springs, WI (2.8 miles ),
Medina, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 89.20 W

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Cottage Grove, WI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Cottage Grove, WI in 2022
Cottage Grove satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 27 buildings, average cost: $485,200
  • 2021: 36 buildings, average cost: $699,800
  • 2020: 30 buildings, average cost: $339,900
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $347,000
  • 2018: 19 buildings, average cost: $377,400
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $324,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $311,400
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $384,100
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $298,000
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2006: 61 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2003: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 1999: 79 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 76 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $120,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cottage Grove, WI residents
Average permit cost in Cottage Grove, WI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.0%
Wisconsin:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,846 (+234.6%).
Most common industries in Cottage Grove, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (13.5%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.3%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Cottage Grove, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Computer specialists (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin average temperatures Cottage Grove, Wisconsin average precipitation Cottage Grove, Wisconsin humidity Cottage Grove, Wisconsin wind speed Cottage Grove, Wisconsin snowfall Cottage Grove, Wisconsin sunshine Cottage Grove, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.176
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 7.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.63
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Cottage Grove village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 33% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from Cottage Grove 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 303.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from Cottage Grove 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 Dane County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottage Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cottage Grove:

  • HOME HLTH UNITED VNS (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • KARMENTA CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • CITY VIEW NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • BELMONT NUR REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • WI DIALYSIS INC - EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • MONONA DRIVE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)
  • OAKWOOD VILLAGE EAST HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MADISON, WI)

Airports located in Cottage Grove:

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Amtrak stations near Cottage Grove:

  • 11 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottage Grove:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 7 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 11 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 11 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 12 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 30 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 48 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cottage Grove:

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Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Cottage Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Cottage Grove Township - Municipal Court (221 East Cottage Grove Road).

Birthplace of: Jessica Vetter - Ice hockey player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottage Grove that have no violations reported:

  • COTTAGE GROVE WATERWORKS (Population served: 6,269, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.8 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

73.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Cottage Grove (2011 data):

  • Wisconsin Community Bank: Cottage Grove Branch at 580 North Main Street, branch established on 2007/09/01. Info updated 2007/09/26: Bank assets: $519.5 mil, Deposits: $429.1 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Monona State Bank: Cottage Grove Branch at 341 West Cottage Grove Road, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $343.5 mil, Deposits: $277.7 mil, headquarters in Monona, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Monona Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Sun Prairie: Cottage Grove Branch at 419 West Cottage Grove Road, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $331.7 mil, Deposits: $288.9 mil, headquarters in Sun Prairie, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bosp Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove:

Marital status in Cottage Grove, WI
  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Cottage Grove
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cottage Grove, WI (based on Dane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Dane County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.9%
State:

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

11.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cottage Grove:

47.3%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cottage Grove:

43.9%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cottage Grove:

21.5%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cottage Grove:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cottage Grove:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Cottage Grove:

57.5%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Cottage Grove:

81.1%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cottage Grove, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$88,460$70,7680$0
Streets and Highways 6$40,524$81,0480$0
Other Government Administration 5$15,793$37,9037$3,720
Parks and Recreation 3$15,352$61,40818$3,340
Police - Other 2$7,578$45,4685$2,290
Financial Administration 1$8,597$103,1640$0
Water Supply 1$4,383$52,5960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$806
Totals for Government 33$180,687$65,70432$10,156

Cottage Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $283,000 ($31.95)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($9.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($3.05)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,369,000 ($154.57)
    Police Protection: $1,301,000 ($146.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,151,000 ($129.95)
    Regular Highways: $567,000 ($64.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $360,000 ($40.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($38.05)
    General - Other: $334,000 ($37.71)
    Health - Other: $245,000 ($27.66)
    Central Staff Services: $191,000 ($21.56)
    Financial Administration: $127,000 ($14.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000 ($13.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000 ($10.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($6.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000 ($4.85)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($4.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $636,000 ($71.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $203,000 ($22.92)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($4.63)

Cottage Grove government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,371,000 ($154.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($15.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($12.31)
    Other: $86,000 ($9.71)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($2.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $406,000 ($45.84)
    Rents: $43,000 ($4.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($2.82)
    General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($1.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($1.58)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($1.35)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,017,000 ($114.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $309,000 ($34.89)
    Education: $138,000 ($15.58)
    General Local Government Support: $76,000 ($8.58)
    Other: $40,000 ($4.52)
  • Tax - Property: $4,255,000 ($480.41)
    Other License: $110,000 ($12.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000 ($6.89)

Cottage Grove government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,194,000 ($2844.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,789,000 ($2798.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,218,000 ($137.52)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $813,000 ($91.79)

5.62% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($67,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Wisconsin average:

6.07%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($96 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.01%
Wisconsin average:

0.00%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.28% ($56,222 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.27% ($90,113)
from Rock County, WI  0.24% ($48,003)


6.55% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($75,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Wisconsin average:

6.10%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($41 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.01%
Wisconsin average:

0.00%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Rock County, WI  0.35% ($59,688 average AGI)
to Columbia County, WI  0.31% ($68,298)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.29% ($53,216)
Businesses in Cottage Grove, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway3
Arby's2U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W216BL (91.1 FM; MCFARLAND, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Cottage Grove:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, 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.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Cottage Grove fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Cottage Grove fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 2012 06:00 AM, Cr-N, Lat: 43.072628, Lon: -89.199669, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 2008 01:45 AM, Bb, Lat: 43.079510, Lon: -89.152420, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.0mTotal length
  • $2,049,000Total costs
  • 313,786Total average daily traffic
  • 29,638Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Cottage Grove, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42010-2019
  • 32020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cottage Grove, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cottage Grove)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lat: 43.110806 Lon: -89.168444, Call Sign: WPVY210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2002, Expiration Date: 09/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2012, Certifier: John Tucker, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239

  • 2580 Coffeytown Road (Lat: 43.066139 Lon: -89.202333), Call Sign: WQPF383,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.412 MHz, 451.400 MHz, 452.125 MHz, 466.537 MHz, Grant Date: 04/06/2022, Expiration Date: 05/01/2032, Certifier: Michael Elder, Registrant: General Communications Inc, 2880 Commerce Park Dr, Madison, WI 53719, Phone: (608) 310-7091, Email:

  • Lat: 43.090944 Lon: -89.221917, Call Sign: WQUW509,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 10/30/2024, Certifier: Mark D Scullion, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:

  • 4714 Pierceville Road (Lat: 43.115389 Lon: -89.172333), Call Sign: WQXP803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.087 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 457.487 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2016, Expiration Date: 05/03/2026, Certifier: Tony Hudzinski, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

  • Lat: 43.082222 Lon: -89.230750, Call Sign: WSBA648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.262 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2024, Expiration Date: 02/27/2034, Certifier: Adam Dempsey, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cottage Grove)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cottage Grove)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$216,29316$186,386189$181,8566$88,1233$156,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$235,90011$188,4751$41,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$175,0201$256,89019$205,1142$68,7501$196,010
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$210,4401$81,34026$195,1551$107,3202$192,865
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$195,2270$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$183,94010$235,635
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$162,1601$146,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$165,840
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottage Grove, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottage Grove, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 66 took place in 2009, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cottage Grove, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.4%), and Outside Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cottage Grove, WI
    • 18742.4%Structure Fires
    • 14332.4%Outside Fires
    • 7817.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 337.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cottage Grove, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cottage Grove, WI
  • 86.2%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Solar energy
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cottage Grove, WI
  • 49.4%Utility gas
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Cottage Grove compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cottage Grove on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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