Mayville, Wisconsin

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Mayville, Wisconsin
City =
Location of Mayville, Wisconsin
Location of Mayville, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778Coordinates: 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area[1]
 • Total 3.28 sq mi (8.50 km2)
 • Land 3.17 sq mi (8.21 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation[2] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 7,192
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 5,093
 • Density 1,625.9/sq mi (627.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-50200[5]
GNIS feature ID 1569151[2]
Website http://www.mayvillecity.com
Park Pavilion building along the Rock River in Mayville, Wisconsin

Mayville is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, located along the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh. The population was 5,154 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Mayville is located at 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778 (43.497044, -88.547871).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.28 square miles (8.50 km2), of which, 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,154 people, 2,171 households, and 1,404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,625.9 inhabitants per square mile (627.8 /km2). There were 2,321 housing units at an average density of 732.2 per square mile (282.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 2,171 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,902 people, 1,988 households, and 1,329 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,574.4 people per square mile (608.6/km²). There were 2,081 housing units at an average density of 668.4 per square mile (258.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 0.08% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,988 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,393, and the median income for a family was $50,789. Males had a median income of $36,412 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,644. About 4.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Originally inhabited by the Fox, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk native American tribes, the area surrounding Mayville was settled primarily by German immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. The city was founded in 1845 by Alvin and William Foster and Chester and E.P. May. May and Foster were looking for a good source of power for a saw mill.

The Mayville Historical Society's museum at the corner of Bridge and German streets occupies what once was the home and workplace of John Hollenstein and family, who came to Mayville in 1873. In 1876, Hollenstein built a home in Mayville and established a wagon and carriage factory, which he operated until 1908. He then sold it to his son, John Hollenstein Jr., who continued the business until 1941.

The Historical Society Museum now consists of the original wagon factory building, containing some of the original carriages built on the site. Also on the grounds are the Hollenstein home; Mayville's first firehouse, built in 1874, with its original equipment; and the Brunke Cigar Factory. Mayville was also home to Wisconsin's first iron smelter.

Economy[edit]

Mayville is home to several large manufacturing facilities, including plants operated by TAB Products, Mayvile Die and Tool, Mayville Products Corporation, Metalcraft, Mayville Engineering Company, Affiliated Products, RCI Engineering and Gleason Reel, a subsidiary of Hubbell Corporation. Dairy farming and other agricultural activities also comprise an important part of the local economy.

Sports[edit]

The Mayville High School football team won the 1994 WIAA Division 4 state championship and was runner-up in 1991, 1992, and 2006. The school has also won state championships in softball (1999), cross country - girls (1993 and 1994) and basketball (1935 and 1983). Mayville holds the Marsh Bowl trophy, which is awarded each year to the winner of the Mayville vs. Horicon football game. Starting in 2013, the Mayville and Lomira football programs began a traveling trophy, known as the milk can trophy. Mayville won the inaugural game.

The history of Mayville sports runs deep throughout the community. Mayville Football has been widely considered one of the most successful programs in the state. Led by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee Alex Hilber, the program regained the success that they experienced under longtime head coaches Ray Dunn and Jack Omer. Hilber led the Cardinals to a 161-30 record during his 17 seasons as head coach for the Cardinals. During his tenure, Hilber led the Cardinals to 1994 State Championship.

Mayville Baseball had a run of dominance the past decade that was unparalleled in the programs history. Led by Cory Held, the Cardinals went on to earn back to back conference titles in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, Mayville bolstered a record of 21-2 setting a school record for victories in a season. The 2003 team went on to advance to the sectional semi-final. The 2004 squad experienced similar success while advancing to the sectional final. Both squads parlayed their success to also earn back to back appearances in Wisconsin American Legion State Baseball Tournament (2003 & 2004.)

Events[edit]

Mayville hosts an annual "Audubon Days" festival the first full weekend of October. Audubon Days is a culmination of Mayville's historic German roots, with festivities that include bed races, the "Taste of Mayville" food tent, duck races, a parade, kids games/crafts and live music.

From July 29 to August 2, 2009, Mayville hosted the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Class A state tournament at Fireman's Field in Mayville. Fireman's field is widely considered to be one of the finest baseball parks in Wisconsin.

Fireman's field is maintained by the city of Mayville, and has become a destination for many high profiled sporting events. These events include the aforementioned 2009 Wisconsin American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Mayville was also named one of the four sectional sites for the WIAA Division 2 State Baseball Playoffs. Fireman's Field was also host the 2010 Junior State Legion Baseball Tournament.

Pop culture[edit]

  • American Academy Award–nominated 2006 computer animated film Monster House was set in a city named "Mayville". Co-writer Rob Schrab admits that Mayville, Wisconsin, was the inspiration for the naming of the city in Monster House.

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