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Overview

Introduction to Richland Center, Wisconsin

Richland Center, Wisconsin is 52 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin and 126 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Richland County.

Richland Center History

Ira Haseltine purchased the area now covered by Richland Center from Sergeant John Dillma in 1851. The city became the county seat of Richland County in November of 1851. The first post office of Richland Center was established in 1854. It was incorporated as a village in 1866, and the first railroad services began in 1876. Richland Center was recognized as a city in 1887.

Richland Center and nearby Attractions

  • Eagle Cave Natural Park
  • Tower Hill State Park
  • Mid - Continent Railway Museum
  • Rocky Arbor State Park
  • Swiss Historical Village

Things To Do In Richland Center

Richland Center offers easy access to the Circus World Museum, the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, the Swiss Historical Village and the Mineral Point Railroad Museum. The Blue Mounds State Park, the Wildcat Mountain State Park, Mirror Lake State Park, Natural Bridge State Park and Tower Hill State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Eagle Cave Natural Park is accessible from Richland Center as well. Some of the local festivals include the June Dairy Day, the Richland County Fair and Latin Days.

Richland Center Transportation

Dane County Regional is the nearest major airport.

Richland Center Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Western Wisconsin Technical College, Madison Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are some of local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,076
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+2,329
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,526
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,648
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone41%
Median Gross Rent$541
Median House Value$97,300

Ancestry

German39.5%
Irish13.5%
Norwegian11.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English10.9%
Czech4.5%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Italian2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Romanian1%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Richland Center Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County
Standard Zip Codes53581
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.33
Approximate Longitude-90.38

Richland Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRICHLAND CENTER
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationLONE ROCK TRI CO
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 25 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
StationHILLSBORO
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avoca600$36,477
Blue River429$61,250
Boaz117$61,875
Lime Ridge181$51,250
Lone Rock878$48,516
Muscoda1,392$45,000

Richland Center Public Libraries

Brewer Public Library
325 N. CENTRAL AVE.
Richland Center, Wisconsin
(608) 647-6444

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Richland Center Hospitals

Richland Hsptl
(Non-profit)
333 E Second St
(608) 647-6321

Richland Center Public Schools

Doudna Elementary
1990 Bohmann Dr
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-8971
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Ithaca Elementary
24615 State Hwy 58
ZIP: 53581
(608) 585-2311
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Ithaca High
24615 State Hwy 58
ZIP: 53581
(608) 585-2311
High
Total Enrollment 113
Ithaca Middle
24615 State Hwy 58
ZIP: 53581
(608) 585-2311
Middle
Total Enrollment 73
Jefferson Elementary
586 N Main St
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-6351
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Lincoln Elementary
678 S Park St
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-2511
Primary
Total Enrollment 143
Richland Center High
1996 Us Hwy 14 W
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-6131
High
Total Enrollment 394
Richland Middle
1801 State Highway 80
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-6381
Middle
Total Enrollment 264
Richland Online Academy
1996 Us Hwy 14 W
ZIP: 53581
(608) 647-6106
Other
Total Enrollment 12

Richland Center Private Schools

Buck Creek Mennonite School
19092 Irish Dr
ZIP: 53581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Eagle Schools
26700 Fellowship Ln
ZIP: 53581
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
St Mary Of The Assumption School
155 W 5th St
ZIP: 53581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
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