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Overview

Introduction to Oregon, Wisconsin

Oregon, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 10 miles S of Madison, Wisconsin and 75 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Madison metropolitan area with. Oregon’s population is approximately 7,514.

Oregon History

Oregon was originally established as a village by Charles C. Waterman, William S. Bedford, A. S. Mygatt and John D. Tipple in 1843 as Rome Corner.

Oregon and nearby Attractions

  • Clark Park South Side
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • State Historical Museum
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Things To Do In Oregon

The Little A-Merrick-Amusement Park and the Marcus Theaters are accessible from Oregon. Local parks include the Clark Park South Side and Wildwood Park. The Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Tropical Conservatory is nearby as well.

Oregon Transportation

Dane County Regional is the nearest airport.

Oregon Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Madison Area Technical College and Rock Valley College.

People

Total Population 9,769
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,351
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,824
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $222,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oregon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles S of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53575
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.926
Longitude -89.384

Oregon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ARBORETUM UNIV WIS
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station CHARMANY FARM
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station BRODHEAD
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooklyn 1,428 $82,333
Fitchburg 26,616 $72,663
McFarland 8,092 $96,078
Monona 7,835 $85,430
Stoughton 12,976 $74,760

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oregon Public Libraries

Library
Oregon Public Library
256 BROOK ST.
Oregon, Wisconsin
(608) 835-3656
Library Web Site

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More Information for Librarians

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Oregon High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

OREGON HI
456 N PERRY PKWY
608-835-4301
Serves 1,086 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

OAKHILL CORRECTIONAL INST
5212 HIGHWAY M
608-835-3101
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

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