Oregon, Wisconsin

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Oregon, Wisconsin

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Oregon College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Oregon People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Oregon Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Oregon Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Oregon, Wisconsin

Comparing Oregon 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Oregon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,514 100%
Male 3,652 48.6%
Female 3,862 51.4%
Under 18 2,289 30.5%
18+ 5,225 69.5%
65+ 657 8.7%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 3.1
White 7,342 97.7%
African-American 42 0.6%
Asian 50 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 14 0.2%
Mixed Race 52 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 50 0.7%

Estimated Oregon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,493
Growth 979
Growth % 13%

Oregon 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
German 40.2%
Norwegian 12.7%
Irish 11.6%
English 7.6%
US/American 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Polish 2.4%
Italian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swiss 1.9%
Danish 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Welsh 1.2%
Russian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Albanian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
British 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oregon 7,514 $65,518
Brooklyn 916 $51,607
Fitchburg 20,501 $64,106
McFarland 6,416 $71,218
Monona 8,018 $58,635
Stoughton 12,354 $58,543
Verona 7,052 $71,098

Oregon Public Libraries

Oregon Public Library
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(608) 835-3656
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Student/teacher ratio: 14

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Student/teacher ratio: 2

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