Gays Mills, Wisconsin

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Gays Mills, Wisconsin

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High Points

Gays Mills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Gays Mills Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 10% Gays Mills Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gays Mills, Wisconsin

Comparing Gays Mills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
Median Family Income 4 1
People Above Poverty 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 3 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Gays Mills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 54631
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.317
Longitude -90.844

Gays Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Gays Mills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 625 100%
Male 283 45.3%
Female 342 54.7%
Under 18 169 27%
18+ 456 73%
65+ 115 18.4%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.04
White 623 99.7%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Gays Mills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 618
Growth -7
Growth % -1.1%

Gays Mills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 26.8%
German 25.9%
Irish 12.1%
English 11.5%
US/American 5.9%
Swedish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Swiss 2.1%
Yugoslavian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.3%
Scandinavian 1%
Polish 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Serbian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Luxemburger 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gays Mills 625 $36,607
Bell Center 116 $50,000
Lynxville 176 $35,000
Mount Sterling 215 $40,000
Readstown 395 $28,125
Soldiers Grove 653 $34,531
Steuben 177 $42,500

Gays Mills Public Libraries

Gays Mills Public Library
205 MAIN ST.
Gays Mills, Wisconsin
(608) 735-4331
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