Cobb, Wisconsin

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Cobb, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Cobb on US 18
Downtown Cobb on US 18
Location of Cobb, Wisconsin
Location of Cobb, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°58′1″N 90°19′52″W / 42.96694°N 90.33111°W / 42.96694; -90.33111Coordinates: 42°58′1″N 90°19′52″W / 42.96694°N 90.33111°W / 42.96694; -90.33111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Iowa
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 458
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 456
 • Density 551.8/sq mi (213.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-15975[5]
GNIS feature ID 1563218[2]

Cobb is a village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 458 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office called Cobb has been in operation since 1863.[6] The village was named for Amasa Cobb, a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin.[7]

Geography[edit]

Cobb is located at 42°58′1″N 90°19′52″W / 42.96694°N 90.33111°W / 42.96694; -90.33111 (42.966873, -90.331150).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 230
1920 230 0.0%
1930 276 20.0%
1940 276 0.0%
1950 284 2.9%
1960 387 36.3%
1970 410 5.9%
1980 409 −0.2%
1990 440 7.6%
2000 442 0.5%
2010 458 3.6%
Est. 2015 463 [9] 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 458 people, 199 households, and 126 families residing in the village. The population density was 551.8 inhabitants per square mile (213.1/km2). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 253.0 per square mile (97.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 1.1% Asian, and 0.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 199 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 442 people, 188 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 491.7 people per square mile (189.6/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 221.4 per square mile (85.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.32% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 188 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,531, and the median income for a family was $40,278. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $21,838 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,815. About 2.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Cobb Corn Roast[edit]

The Cobb Corn Boil takes place annually in August at Shepherd Park. Sponsored by the town itself, the centerpiece event is exactly what the name suggests: free corn-on-the-cob prepared and served in large quantities with BBQ chicken on an open pit grill. There are car shows, bands, beer, and softball tournaments.[11]

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Iowa County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 58. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Cobb Corn Roast
  12. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1946,' Biographical Sketch of William H. Goldthorpe, pg. 45

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