Viola, Wisconsin

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Viola, Wisconsin

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 2% trophy Viola Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Viola, Wisconsin

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 1
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Viola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Vernon
Standard Zip Codes 54664
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.44
Longitude -90.67

Viola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIROQUA 2 S
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 12.4 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 26.6 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
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Viola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 667 100%
Male 321 48.1%
Female 346 51.9%
Under 18 147 22%
18+ 520 78%
65+ 146 21.9%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 660 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Viola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 659
Growth -8
Growth % -1.2%

Viola 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 21.4%
Norwegian 21.4%
Irish 14.5%
English 9.8%
US/American 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Dutch 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Czech 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Italian 1%
Croatian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Viola 667 $34,286
Bell Center 116 $50,000
Boaz 137 $32,000
Gays Mills 625 $36,607
La Farge 775 $33,750
Readstown 395 $28,125
Soldiers Grove 653 $34,531

Viola Public Libraries

Viola Public Library
137 S. MAIN ST.
Viola, Wisconsin
(608) 627-1850

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Viola High Schools (2004)

Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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