Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Black Earth, Wisconsin
Village
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Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°8′12″N 89°44′51″W / 43.13667°N 89.74750°W / 43.13667; -89.74750Coordinates: 43°8′12″N 89°44′51″W / 43.13667°N 89.74750°W / 43.13667; -89.74750
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
Area[1]
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,338
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,370
 • Density 1,574.1/sq mi (607.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-07825[5]
GNIS feature ID 1582821[2]
View from street of Black Earth

Black Earth is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,338 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Black Earth. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Black Earth is located at 43°08′12″N 89°44′51″W / 43.136769°N 89.747418°W / 43.136769; -89.747418 (43.136769, -89.747418).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), of which, 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,338 people, 559 households, and 346 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,574.1 inhabitants per square mile (607.8 /km2). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 684.7 per square mile (264.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 559 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the village was 41.5 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,320 people, 514 households, and 358 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,991.6 people per square mile (772.2/km2). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 795.1 per square mile (308.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.97% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 514 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present And 30.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,548, and the median income for a family was $58,421. Males had a median income of $37,130 versus $28,828 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,363. About 1.4% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

In 1851, the town board renamed the town Farmersville, but the name Black Earth was readopted in 1857.[7]

In June 1984, the Barneveld Tornado ripped through part of Black Earth, damaging and destroying several buildings.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Schreiner, Tony. "History of Black Earth". Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Barneveld F5 Tornado June 8, 1984". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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