Pewaukee (village), Wisconsin

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Pewaukee (village), Wisconsin
Location of Pewaukee (village), Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°4′58″N 88°15′10″W / 43.08278°N 88.25278°W / 43.08278; -88.25278Coordinates: 43°4′58″N 88°15′10″W / 43.08278°N 88.25278°W / 43.08278; -88.25278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area[1]
 • Total 4.53 sq mi (11.73 km2)
 • Land 4.13 sq mi (10.70 km2)
 • Water 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
Elevation[2] 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 8,166
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 8,204
 • Density 1,977.2/sq mi (763.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-62250[5]
GNIS feature ID 1571279[2]

Pewaukee is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,166 at the 2010 census. The village is surrounded by the City of Pewaukee. The city was incorporated from what was formerly the Town of Pewaukee, and the remainder of the town later incorporated as a city.

The name of the village comes from "Pee-wauk-ee-wee-nick," meaning either "the dusty water"[6] or "lake of shells"[7] in Potawatomi.

Geography[edit]

Pewaukee is located at 43°4′57″N 88°15′10″W / 43.08250°N 88.25278°W / 43.08250; -88.25278 (43.082659, -88.252842).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.53 square miles (11.73 km2), of which, 4.13 square miles (10.70 km2) of it is land and 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,484
1970 3,271 31.7%
1980 4,637 41.8%
1990 5,287 14.0%
2000 8,170 54.5%
2010 8,166 0.0%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 8,166 people, 3,903 households, and 2,043 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,977.2 inhabitants per square mile (763.4 /km2). There were 4,160 housing units at an average density of 1,007.3 per square mile (388.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.4% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 3,903 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.7% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 41.4 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,170 people, 3,635 households, and 2,079 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,986.2 people per square mile (767.5/km²). There were 3,761 housing units at an average density of 914.3/sq mi (353.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.19% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,635 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $53,874, and the median income for a family was $66,940. Males had a median income of $43,284 versus $31,477 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,656. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Business[edit]

The village of Pewaukee is home to one of the three locations of Dynex/Rivett Inc. Dynex manufactures hydraulic components and systems for use on mobile and industrial machinery. These pumps, valves, motors and power units have been sold worldwide for over 40 years. It was also home to Necco Stark, formerly Stark Candy Co., one of the world's premiere candy companies. The Pewaukee candy location closed their doors on May 30, 2008. They specialize in Necco Wafers, Clark Bars, and the famous Candy Hearts made especially for Valentine's Day. The village of Pewaukee is also the home of Logic Design Corporation the developers of Global Edge Engineering and Manufacturing Software. Another important business located in Pewaukee for over 50 years is PM Plastics, a custom injection molding company.

The village is home to the Old Main Street building on Wisconsin Avenue. Opened in 2002 across from the beach on Pewaukee Lake, Old Main Street replicates the charm of a late 1800s building with modern up to date facilities. It is the home of small businesses that include restaurants (Seesters and The Chocolate Factory), a salon, a bakery, a pilates/yoga/barre studio, a bead shop, a home builder, a construction management firm, a recruitment firm (Joel Frank & Associates), and a software company (Logic Design Corporation).

Education[edit]

Pewaukee School District serves both the village and the city of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The district includes four separate buildings all contained in a single-campus environment. The school buildings serve early childhood through 3rd grades, 4th through 6th, 7th and 8th, and 9th through 12th grades.

WCTC's main campus is located in the village of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The technical college is part of the 16 technical colleges that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). WCTC has a small but modern campus in Pewaukee within the heart of the lake country area. While Pewaukee is the main campus for WCTC it also has other location sites in Menomonee Falls and Waukesha, as well as about 15 center schools in the Waukesha County area.

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. ^ "Approach of the White Man." History of Milwaukee. Chicago: The Western Historical Company, 1881. pp. 33-55.
  7. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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