Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin

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Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin
Location of Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°25′N 91°13′W / 44.417°N 91.217°W / 44.417; -91.217Coordinates: 44°25′N 91°13′W / 44.417°N 91.217°W / 44.417; -91.217
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Trempealeau
Area[1]
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 411
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 415
 • Density 856.3/sq mi (330.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-62675[5]
GNIS feature ID 1571367[2]

Pigeon Falls is a village in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 411 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Pigeon Falls is located at 44°25′N 91°13′W / 44.417°N 91.217°W / 44.417; -91.217 (44.4237, -91.2098).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all land.[1]

Pigeon Falls is located at a falls of Pigeon Creek, a tributary of the Trempealeau River.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 411 people, 172 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 856.3 inhabitants per square mile (330.6 /km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 391.7 per square mile (151.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 172 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 52.1 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 31.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 388 people, 139 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 813.6 people per square mile (312.1/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 302.0 per square mile (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.97% White, 0.77% African American and 0.26% Asian.

There were 139 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 38.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $50,556. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,859 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,587. None of the families and 5.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 13.4% of those over 64.

Economy[edit]

Pigeon Falls is a small, rural, farming community with the emphasis on community. In the early part of the 20th century it was a shopping center for the dense population of large farm families in the immediate area. Two cafe/bars, a bank, machine shop, mill, and a huge mercantile store were the main businesses. "A community where everyone is important" was and is the motto to this day.

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.