Maple Bluff, Wisconsin

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Maple Bluff, Wisconsin
Village
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°6′39″N 89°22′6″W / 43.11083°N 89.36833°W / 43.11083; -89.36833Coordinates: 43°6′39″N 89°22′6″W / 43.11083°N 89.36833°W / 43.11083; -89.36833
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
Area[1]
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,313
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,344
 • Density 1,902.9/sq mi (734.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-48750[5]
GNIS feature ID 1568959[2]

Maple Bluff is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,313 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Madison, it is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Maple Bluff is the site of the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion, the residence of the governor of Wisconsin and his or her family. The Robert M. La Follette House is also in Maple Bluff.

Municipal services[edit]

Police Department: Maple Bluff is served by the Maple Bluff Police Department.

Fire Department: From the time of incorporation in 1931 until 1947, the Village of Maple Bluff was a pleasant and comfortable suburban area in which to live. Fire hazard was low and the Village was protected through a contract with the City of Madison Fire Department. Leading up to 1947, the contract was considered advantageous for both communities. Unfortunately disagreements between City and Village officials left both sides seeking a new contract. When a resolution could not be met, the Village quickly established a Volunteer Fire Department. In 1948, under the direction and training of Captain Lauritz Nielson, a retired Chicago Fire Department official, 82 Village residents stepped forward to volunteer their time and efforts. These volunteers came from all walks of life and showed extreme pride in their newly established department.The Maple Bluff Fire Department provides fire protection service, and non-transporting emergency medical service to the village. Ambulance transport services are currently contracted to a private ambulance provider.

Through the years, the Maple Bluff Fire Department has grown from an all volunteer organization into a combination department (some paid staff). The department expanded it's capabilities through the years as well.

In 1978, the communities of Blooming Grove, Burke, and Maple Bluff came together to form a joint ambulance district to provide emergency medical services to the residents of their communities. The development of the joint ambulance district was necessitated when the Dane County Traffic Department, who provided ambulance service, was absorbed into the Dane County Sheriff's Department and ambulance service was discontinued. The Blooming Grove, Burke, Maple Bluff EMS Ambulance District began providing service on January 1, 1979. At the time and throughout the district's 31 years of service, the district's ambulance was housed at the Maple Bluff Fire Station.

In 1979, about half of the 42 charter members of the ambulance service were Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) while the other half of the members were registered in Crash Injury Management. Volunteers and paid staff to provided outstanding service to the residents of the ambulance district while continually improving their skills to meet the needs of the residents of the district and the Village of Maple Bluff. Volunteers and staff operated at the State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic level, with many maintaining their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. In 2010, the Townships of Blooming Grove and Burke withdrew from the EMS District effectively terminating the District Agreement. This left the Village of Maple Bluff seeking additional options for EMS coverage.

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On January 1, 2011 the Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department began providing emergency medical services to the residents of Maple Bluff as part of a tiered EMS system. The MBFD and it's personnel were credentialed and licensed through the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services at the EMT-Intermediate Technician Level. The MBFD is dispatched to all emergency medical incidents in the Village of Maple Bluff by the Dane County 911 Center, and responds in conjunction with an ambulance from the Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service. Highly trained emergency medical personnel respond with a piece of fire apparatus from our station located at 18 Oxford Place, Maple Bluff, WI 53704 and will be on scene within minutes of your request for medical assistance to begin care. An ambulance will arrive shortly after the MBFD personnel to facilitate transport to the hospital of the patient's choice.

In addition to EMS, the Maple Bluff Fire Department provides numerous other services to the Village of Maple Bluff. Fire suppression, fire prevention, vehicle extrication, public education, fire inspections, water/ice rescue are a few of those services. With the addition of these services throughout the years, in 2011 the Maple Bluff Fire Department felt a subtle mane change was necessary. They are now officially known as the Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department.

Geography[edit]

Maple Bluff is located at 43°6′39″N 89°22′6″W / 43.11083°N 89.36833°W / 43.11083; -89.36833 (43.110945, -89.368263).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 862
1950 1,361 57.9%
1960 1,565 15.0%
1970 1,974 26.1%
1980 1,351 −31.6%
1990 1,352 0.1%
2000 1,358 0.4%
2010 1,313 −3.3%
Est. 2015 1,340 [7] 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,313 people, 547 households, and 401 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,902.9 inhabitants per square mile (734.7/km2). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 858.0 per square mile (331.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.9% White, 1.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 681 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 48 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 38.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,358 people, 541 households, and 407 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,944.1 people per square mile (749.0/km²). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 797.4 per square mile (307.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.13% White, 1.33% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 541 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $111,400, and the median income for a family was $129,961. Males had a median income of $83,074 versus $50,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $66,380. About 1.7% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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