Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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Reedsburg
City
Downtown Reedsburg
Downtown Reedsburg
Reedsburg is located in Wisconsin
Reedsburg
Reedsburg
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°32′2″N 90°0′10″W / 43.53389°N 90.00278°W / 43.53389; -90.00278Coordinates: 43°32′2″N 90°0′10″W / 43.53389°N 90.00278°W / 43.53389; -90.00278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sauk
Area[1]
 • Total 5.93 sq mi (15.36 km2)
 • Land 5.83 sq mi (15.10 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 9,200
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 9,437
 • Density 1,578.0/sq mi (609.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
Website www.reedsburgwi.gov

Reedsburg is a city in Sauk County, Wisconsin, along the Baraboo River. The population was 10,014 at the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by the Town of Reedsburg. It is part of the Baraboo Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Reedsburg was incorporated in 1887,[4] and named after David C. Reed, an early settler.[5]

Geography[edit]

Reedsburg is located at 43°32′1″N 90°0′10″W / 43.53361°N 90.00278°W / 43.53361; -90.00278 (43.533854, -90.002902).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.93 square miles (15.36 km2), of which 5.83 square miles (15.10 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[1] The Baraboo River flows through the city.

Reedsburg is 12 miles southwest of the Wisconsin Dells along the Baraboo River, with scenic views of the Baraboo Range to the south. Reedsburg is located directly on the 90th meridian west, which means that clocks in the city are exactly in sync with the sun overhead.[clarification needed] A pink quartzite marker on Main Street reads "325 FEET EAST OF THIS POINT LIES THE 90TH MERIDIAN." The marker was dedicated on October 14, 1963, to designate Reedsburg's unique location. It was donated by Whitney Memorials and erected by the Kiwanis Club.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,200 people, 3,795 households, and 2,357 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,578.0 inhabitants per square mile (609.3 /km2). There were 4,103 housing units at an average density of 703.8 per square mile (271.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.6% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 3,795 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,827 people, 3,193 households, and 2,021 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,503.9 people per square mile (581.2/km²). There were 3,380 housing units 251.0/km² (649.4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 97.44% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,193 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 13.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,152, and the median income for a family was $44,329. Males had a median income of $33,211 versus $21,973 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,828. About 5.5% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Sound Devices is headquartered in Reedsburg. Grede Foundries and Lands' End are two major employers.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

There is access to Interstate 90/94 and State Highways 33 and 23. The city has an airport with a 5,000-foot runway for general aviation.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Reedsburg, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Reedsburg, Wisconsin". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Clare A. Briggs". City of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ State of Wisconsin Blue Book (1919). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. State of Wisconsin Blue Book. p. 452. 
  10. ^ "John Harrington". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Charlie Kavanagh". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Reedsburg, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Reedsburg's Notable Citizens". City of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Reedsburg, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Reedsburg, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 

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