Spring Valley, Wisconsin

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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Location of Spring Valley in Pierce County and St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Location of Spring Valley in Pierce County
and St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 92°14′24″W / 44.84722°N 92.24000°W / 44.84722; -92.24000Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 92°14′24″W / 44.84722°N 92.24000°W / 44.84722; -92.24000
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountiesPierce, St. Croix
Area
 • Total4.54 sq mi (11.76 km2)
 • Land4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Water0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population
 • Total1,352
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,348
 • Density326.6/sq mi (126.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-76300[5]
GNIS feature ID1574697[2]

Spring Valley is a village in Pierce and St. Croix Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,352 at the 2010 census. Of this, 1,346 were in Pierce County, and only 6 were in St. Croix County. The village is located mostly within the Town of Spring Lake in Pierce County. Small portions also lie in the Town of Gilman, also in Pierce County, and the Town of Cady in St. Croix County.

Attractions[edit]

Crystal Cave is located near Spring Valley approximately one mile southwest. This privately-held natural attraction, formed millions of years ago by ground water eroding the sandstone and dolomite that underlies the area, has been open to tourists since 1942. An opening to the cave was discovered by a local 16 year old in 1881. It was excavated, developed and promoted to the public by an Eau Claire, Wisconsin amateur geologist and advertising man. Opening day drew 4,000 visitors. Current owners have retained the flavor of the 1950’s and enjoy sharing the site’s geologic history with visitors.

Eau Galle Dam and Recreation promoted as the Midwest’s largest earthen dam, this manmade structure northwest of town was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1965 to protect Spring Valley from the Eau Galle River’s surging flood waters. A recreational area has grown up around the dam’s reservoir, Lake George.

Geography[edit]

Spring Valley is located at 44°50′50″N 92°14′24″W / 44.84722°N 92.24000°W / 44.84722; -92.24000 (44.847111, -92.240130),[6] along the Eau Galle River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.54 square miles (11.76 km2), of which, 4.14 square miles (10.72 km2) of it is land and 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19001,021
1910972−4.8%
1920939−3.4%
1930896−4.6%
19409738.6%
19509750.2%
19609770.2%
19709951.8%
1980982−1.3%
19901,0517.0%
20001,18913.1%
20101,35213.7%
Est. 20161,348[4]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,352 people, 547 households, and 372 families residing in the village. The population density was 326.6 inhabitants per square mile (126.1/km2). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 144.2 per square mile (55.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 547 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.9% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 38.2 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,189 people, 459 households, and 296 families residing in the village. The population density was 318.0 people per square mile (122.7/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 128.9 per square mile (49.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.82% White, 0.08% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 459 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,482, and the median income for a family was $45,714. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,844. About 2.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. 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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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