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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 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

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