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Population (year 2000): 7,368. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,438 (+14.5% change)
Males: 3,546 (48.1%), Females: 3,822 (51.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.6 years
Median household income: $55,369 (year 2000)
Median house value: $136,700 (year 2000)

Races in DeForest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.0%), Norwegian (20.3%), Irish (12.4%), English (6.4%), Polish (5.9%), French (4.7%).

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Land area: 4.8 square miles

DeForest,

For population 25 years and over in DeForest

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in DeForest village

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,328 (+46.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WI Madison, (12.3 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (150.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (2.0 miles Windsor, WI (4.7 miles Leeds, WI (6.8 miles Arlington, WI (8.4 miles Waunakee, Prairie, WI (8.7 miles Sun .

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 89.35 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.2%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,395 (-18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 933 (22.5%)

Crime in DeForest (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (27.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 39 burglaries (525.5 per 100,000)
  • 116 thefts (1563.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (94.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 118.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in DeForest (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (38.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 8 assaults (101.3 per 100,000)
  • 16 burglaries (202.6 per 100,000)
  • 170 thefts (2152.7 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (88.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 153.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in DeForest, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

DeForest-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the DeForest city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near DeForest:
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • MERITER HOSPITAL INC (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to DeForest:
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 8 miles; MADISON, WI; ID: MSN)
  • ROCK CO (about 49 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 75 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; ID: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to DeForest:
  • WAUNAKEE (about 10 miles; WAUNAKEE, WI; ID: 6P3)
  • GILBERT FIELD (about 15 miles; RIO, WI; ID: 94C)
  • BLACKHAWK AIRFIELD (about 16 miles; MADISON, WI; ID: 87Y)

Amtrak station near DeForest:
  • 13 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 7 $17,440 $29,897 13 $5,672
Other and Unallocable 5 $11,635 $27,924 12 $3,020
Water Supply 2 $5,187 $31,122 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,610 $27,660 2 $770
Sewerage 2 $5,187 $31,122 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $14,694 $35,265 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,987 $27,948 1 $3,808
Police Protection - Officers 10 $43,109 $51,730 1 $804
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,879 $41,274 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $21,693 $43,386 1 $609
Financial Administration 2 $6,538 $39,228 0 $0
Totals for Government 46 $143,959 $37,554 30 $14,683


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to DeForest:
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 13 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 52 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; FT enrollment: 9,493)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; FT enrollment: 3,037)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 76 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; FT enrollment: 3,465)
Library in DeForest:
  • DEFOREST AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $516,565; Location: 605 S. MAIN ST.; 48,280 books; 3,274 audio materials; 5,963 video materials; 157 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in DeForest: De Forest Village Hall (A), De Forest Public Library (B), De Forest Museum (C), De Forest Area Community Center (D).

Churches in DeForest include: De Forest Moravian Church (A), Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church (B), Saint Olafs Catholic Church (C), Lord of Love Lutheran Church (D), Christ Lutheran Church (E).

Parks in DeForest include: Firemens Park (1), Western Green Area Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


DeForest compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in DeForest:
  • 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)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WHFA (1240 AM; 1 kW; POYNETTE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in DeForest:
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W277AE (103.3 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY DBA WFEN)

TV broadcast stations around DeForest:
  • 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)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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