Location of Kewaskum, Wisconsin
|Counties||Washington & Fond du Lac|
|• Total||2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)|
|• Land||2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||935 ft (285 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,034|
|• Density||1,634.3/sq mi (631.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1583474|
Kewaskum is a village in Washington and Fond du Lac counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 4,004 at the 2010 census. All of this population resided in the Washington County portion of the village. The village is located mostly within the Town of Kewaskum.
A post office called Kewaskum has been in operation since 1849. The settlement was named for Kewaskum, an Indian chief. Kewaskum was incorporated as a village on March 28, 1917. It was further expanded by annexations in the Town of Kewaskum; first in 1959, and then in twenty of the next forty-six years. In 1963, Kewaskum annexed a noncontiguous parcel of land in the Town of Auburn in Fond du Lac County.
The primary north-south highway serving Kewaskum is U.S. Route 45, and the primary east-west highway is Wisconsin Highway 28. Kewaskum is located in the 262 Area Code of south-eastern Wisconsin, with Prefix 626.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,004 people, 1,581 households, and 1,148 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,634.3 inhabitants per square mile (631.0/km2). There were 1,698 housing units at an average density of 693.1 per square mile (267.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 1,581 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the village was 36.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,274 people, 1,212 households, and 895 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,217.3 people per square mile (854.1/km²). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 856.0 per square mile (329.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.95% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,212 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $49,861, and the median income for a family was $55,144. Males had a median income of $37,639 versus $25,806 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,509. About 4.0% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
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- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 90.
- Annexations of the Town of Kewaskum occurred in 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. http://sos.nmtvault.com/SearchResults.aspx?City=V212
- http://sos.nmtvault.com/pdf/THEOSOS_006/images/00003677.pdf The Wisconsin Department of Transportation did not become aware of this until 2003. http://www.doa.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=2270
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1953,' Biographical Sketch of William Haebig, pg. 60