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Overview

Introduction to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in Dodge county, is located 38 miles NE of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 55 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Beaver Dam History

Beaver Dam was originally inhabited by the Fox, Sauk, Chippewa, Kickapoo, Winnebago, and Sioux Indians. The first white settler of the area was Thomas Mackie and his family who arrived in 1841. The first dam of the area was constructed in 1842. The city was named by the early settlers. The City of Beaver Dam was incorporated in 1856. The city is located in Dodge County, which was founded in 1836.

Beaver Dam and nearby Attractions

  • Dodge County Historical Society Museum
  • Waterworks Park
  • Old Beaver Dam Museum
  • Derge County Park
  • Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum
  • Astico County Park

Things To Do In Beaver Dam

The Old Beaver Dam Museum and Dodge County Historical Society Museum provide insights into the history of this area. The Lakeview Park, Waterworks Park, Roller Avenue Park, Swan Park, and Edgewater Park are some of the local parks. The city also has several churches such as the Peace Lutheran Church, Saint Marks Episcopal Church, Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition, the city hosts the Dodge County Fair every year in the month of August.

Beaver Dam Transportation

Wittman Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Beaver Dam Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Moraine Park Technical College, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, and Waukesha County Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,346
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+7,894
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,052
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,500
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$124,300

Ancestry

German51%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
Irish10.3%
Polish7.7%
Norwegian5.6%
English4.4%
Dutch3.4%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Danishn0.7%
Belgian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Beaver Dam Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dodge County
Standard Zip Codes53916
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.46
Approximate Longitude-88.83

Beaver Dam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBEAVER DAM
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationHORICON
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33 inches
StationHARTFORD 2 W
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fox Lake1,724$54,125
Horicon3,608$74,531
Juneau2,678$65,875
Lowell245$46,964
Randolph1,855$57,768
Reeseville697$53,889

Beaver Dam Public Libraries

Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. SPRING ST.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
(920) 887-4631

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Beaver Dam Hospitals

Beaver Dam Com Hsptl
(Non-profit)
707 S University Ave
(920) 887-7181

Beaver Dam Public Schools

Beaver Dam High
500 Gould St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7313
High
Total Enrollment 1043
Beaver Dam Middle
108 4th St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7365
Middle
Total Enrollment 778
Don Smith Learning Academy
400 E Burnett St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7423
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Jefferson Elementary
301 Brook St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7392
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Lincoln Elementary
210 Gould St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7396
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Prairie View Elementary
510 N Crystal Lake Rd
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7380
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
South Beaver Dam Elementary
W9787 County Road D
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7383
Primary
Total Enrollment 148
Washington Elementary
600 Grove St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7376
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
Wilson Elementary
405 W 3rd St
ZIP: 53916
(920) 885-7373
Primary
Total Enrollment 373

Beaver Dam Private Schools

St Katharine Drexel School
503 S Spring St
ZIP: 53916
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
St Stephens Lutheran School
412 W Maple Ave
ZIP: 53916
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
Wayland Academy
101 N University Ave
ZIP: 53916
Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
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