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Wisconsin Dells is a city in Columbia County, in the Madison metro area. (The community straddles Columbia, Sauk and Adams counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

In an effort to promote tourism, the community changed its name from Kilbourn to Wisconsin Dells in 1931

The latitude of Wisconsin Dells is 43.627N. The longitude is -89.77W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,444.


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Median household income
Local
$35,699
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wisconsin Dells demographic reports
Wisconsin Dells is on the Wisconsin River
Former and merged names include:
· Kilbourn
Tourism has grown over the past decade with construction of indoor water parks
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· H.H. Bennett, photographer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Wo Zha Wa Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Flake Out Festival - Jan. 19-21, 26-27, 2007
  • Autumn Harvest Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Fall Polka Fest - Nov. 2-4, 2007
  • Spring Polka Fest - April 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wisconsin Dells web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wisconsin Dells attractions: Big Chief Kart and Coaster World
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 13, 1936, at 114 degrees

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Wisconsin Dells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53965 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Wisconsin Dells residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wisconsin Dells ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wisconsin Dells was $23,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Wisconsin Dells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Wisconsin Dells festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wisconsin Dells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.


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Libraries

Libraries in Wisconsin Dells include Kilbourn Public Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Wisconsin Dells include Wisconsin Dells Events

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Politics

Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wisconsin Dells political report.

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Restaurants

Wisconsin Dells restaurants taking online reservations include Field's at the Wilderness, Sarento's Italian Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Wisconsin Dells workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Wisconsin Dells include American World Hotel & Resort, Americinn Wisconsin Dells, Antiques & Lace Inn, Atlantis Waterpark Hotel, Bakers Sunset Bay Resort, Best Western Ambassador Inn & Suites, Caribbean Club Resort, Chula Vista Resort, Comfort Inn Wisconsin Dells, Days Inn ... More hotels.

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