Theresa, Wisconsin

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Theresa, Wisconsin
Village
Looking north in downtown Theresa
Looking north in downtown Theresa
Coordinates: 43°30′21″N 88°27′33″W / 43.50583°N 88.45917°W / 43.50583; -88.45917Coordinates: 43°30′21″N 88°27′33″W / 43.50583°N 88.45917°W / 43.50583; -88.45917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area[1]
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,262
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,243
 • Density 1,577.5/sq mi (609.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 53091
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-79425[5]
GNIS feature ID 1584272[2]
Website http://www.villageoftheresa.com

Theresa is a village in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,262 at the 2010 census. The village is within the Town of Theresa.

History[edit]

Theresa was founded by Solomon Juneau along with his Metis wife and children in the 1850s. It was named for Solomon's mother.

During World War I more than 600 people from over a dozen surrounding communities prevented former mayor of Milwaukee and Socialist party member Emil Seidel from holding a "pro-German" meeting in Theresa.[6]

Geography[edit]

Theresa is located at 43°31′0″N 88°27′10″W / 43.51667°N 88.45278°W / 43.51667; -88.45278 (43.51667, -88.453001).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), of which, 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,262 people, 539 households, and 365 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,577.5 inhabitants per square mile (609.1/km2). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 735.0 per square mile (283.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 539 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 42 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,252 people, 495 households, and 365 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,672.8 people per square mile (644.5/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 705.5 per square mile (271.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 495 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,200, and the median income for a family was $50,795. Males had a median income of $37,216 versus $26,023 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,906. About 1.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ Karen Falk, "Public Opinion in Wisconsin during World War I", Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 25, no. 4 (June 1942), p. 404.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.