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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,033
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+5,444
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,482
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,443
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$834
Median House Value$238,800

Ancestry

German43.9%
Irish16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11%
Norwegian10.6%
English9.8%
French Except Basque5.5%
Polish4.6%
Swiss3.5%
Dutch2.8%
Italian2.8%
Swedish2.1%
Canadian1.9%
Czech1.6%
Danishn1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Belgian1%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
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Oregon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dane County
Standard Zip Codes53575
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.92
Approximate Longitude-89.38

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)

StationARBORETUM UNIV WIS
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationCHARMANY FARM
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationBRODHEAD
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brooklyn1,331$84,286
Fitchburg27,914$78,915
McFarland8,235$99,509
Monona7,989$93,889
Stoughton13,058$80,087
Verona12,465$117,381

Oregon Public Libraries

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

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Oregon Public Schools

Grow Academy
4986 County Road M
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-5700
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Netherwood Knoll Elementary
276 Soden Dr
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Oakhill Correctional Institution
5212 Highway M
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-3101
High
Total Enrollment 3
Oregon 4k
123 E Grove St
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
Oregon High
456 N Perry Pkwy
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4300
High
Total Enrollment 1096
Oregon Middle
601 Pleasant Oak Dr
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 562
Prairie View Elementary
300 Soden Dr
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Rome Corners Intermediate School
1111 S Perry Pkwy
ZIP: 53575
(608) 835-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 530
Sources :
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