Lake Mills, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,843. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,241 (+8.2% change)
Males: 2,333 (48.2%), Females: 2,510 (51.8%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 53551

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $44,132 (year 2000)
Median house value: $129,100 (year 2000)

Races in Lake Mills:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (60.8%), Norwegian (11.6%), English (9.2%), Irish (9.2%), Polish (5.8%), French (4.2%).

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lake Mills

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Mills city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

2.0% Foreign born (2.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +625 (+14.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Mills:

  • FORT ATKINSON MEMORIAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 12 miles; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • WATERTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WATERTOWN, WI)
  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; EDGERTON, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Mills:

  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 30 miles; MADISON, WI; ID: MSN)
  • ROCK CO (about 33 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 63 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Mills:

  • FORT ATKINSON MUNI (about 11 miles; FORT ATKINSON, WI; ID: 61C)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 15 miles; WATERTOWN, WI; ID: RYV)
  • JANA (about 19 miles; EDGERTON, WI; ID: 58C)
Amtrak station near Lake Mills:

  • 20 miles: COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Mills:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 22 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 35 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 36 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; FT enrollment: 3,465)
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (about 49 miles; WAUKESHA, WI; FT enrollment: 2,332)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; FT enrollment: 3,037)

Schools

Public high school in Lake Mills:

  • LAKE MILLS HI (Students: 442; Location: 615 CATLIN DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Lake Mills:

  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN H S (Students: 385; Location: 231 WOODLAND BEACH RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake Mills:

  • PROSPECT STREET EL (Students: 505; Location: 135 E PROSPECT ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LAKE MILLS MID (Students: 291; Location: 318 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Lake Mills:

  • SAINT PAUL EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 256; Location: 229 FREEMONT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Lake Mills:

  • L.D. FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $237,953; Location: 120 E. MADISON ST.; 29,075 books; 1,694 audio materials; 1,366 video materials; 102 serial subscriptions)