Monroe County

About Monroe County

Monroe County is located in Southwest Wisconsin.  As you will see from the videos below, we are centrally located to almost every major metropolitan area in the upper Midwest.  Accessibility is excellent and our quality of life is second to none.  Businesses not only succeed here but they make it their permanent home!  Watch and learn what Monroe County is all about.  We know that you will “go” to Monroe County and enjoy successes like the many businesses and industries have seen for many, many years!

 

Top Ten Employers


Employer Service or Product Number of Employees
Tomah VA Medical Center Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 1000 or more employees
Dept. of Defense National security 1000 or more employees
Wal-Mart General warehousing and storage 500‐999 employees
Toro Mfg. LLC Farm machinery and equipment manufacturing 500‐999 employees
County of Monroe Executive and legislative offices, combined 500‐999 employees
Northern Engraving Motor vehiclemetal stamping 250‐499 employees
Century Foods Intl. LLC Dry, condensed, and evaporated dairy products 250‐499 employees
Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. Glass product mfg. made of purchased glass 250‐499 employees
Wal-Mart Warehouse clubs and supercenters 250‐499 employees
Tomah Memorial Hospital Inc. General medical and surgical hospitals 250‐499 employees

Source: WI DWD, Bureau ofWorkforce Training, QCEW, OEAspecial request, Sept. 2013

 

Population and Demographics


Apr 1, 2010 Census Jan 1, 2013 Estimate Numeric Change Proportional Change
United States 308,400,408 315,090,923 6,690,515 2.2%
Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,717,110 30,124 0.5%
Monroe County 44,673 45,198 525 1.2%
    Sparta, City 9,522 9,658 136 1.4%
    Tomah, City 9,093 9,192 99 1.1%
    Sparta, Town 3,128 3,165 37 1.2%
    La Grange, Town 2,007 2,012 5 0.2%
    Little Falls, Town 1,523 1,551 28 1.8%
    Tomah, Town 1,400 1,423 23 1.6%
    Byron, Town 1,342 1,351 9 0.7%
    Angelo, Town 1,296 1,299 3 0.2%
    Leon, Town 1,102 1,124 22 2.0%
    Cashton, Village 1,086 1,107 21 1.9%

Source: Demographic Services Center, Wisconsin Department of Administration