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Baldwin is a village in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,957 at the 2010 census, a growth rate of 48% from 2000.[7] The village is adjacent to the Town of Baldwin.

Baldwin, Wisconsin
Downtown Baldwin on US63
Downtown Baldwin on US63
Nickname(s): 
"The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin" [1]
Location of Baldwin in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Location of Baldwin in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Baldwin is located in Wisconsin
Baldwin
Baldwin
Location in Wisconsin
Baldwin is located in the United States
Baldwin
Baldwin
Baldwin (the United States)
Baldwin is located in North America
Baldwin
Baldwin
Baldwin (North America)
Coordinates: 44°59′51″N 92°19′44″W / 44.99750°N 92.32889°W / 44.99750; -92.32889Coordinates: 44°59′51″N 92°19′44″W / 44.99750°N 92.32889°W / 44.99750; -92.32889
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountySt. Croix
Area
 • Total3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,224 ft (373 m)
Population
 • Total3,957
 • Estimate 
(2017)[5]
4,000
 • Density1,294.50/sq mi (499.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-04425[6]
GNIS feature ID1582744[3]
Websitewww.villageofbaldwin.com

HistoryEdit

Baldwin was founded in 1871 by Dana Reed Bailey. First known as "Clarksville" after the railroad depot of the young town, it was later renamed Baldwin after the manager of the Western Wisconsin Railroad (Mr D. A. Baldwin), who was responsible for the railroad through the town.[8][9]

GeographyEdit

 
Landmark 1905 "Red Church" just outside Baldwin
 
The sign for Baldwin U.S. Route 63

Baldwin is located at 44°57′51″N 92°22′23″W / 44.96417°N 92.37306°W / 44.96417; -92.37306 (44.964401, -92.373251).[10]

It is 30 miles (48 km) east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 40 miles (64 km) west of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), all of it land.[11]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880591
1890482−18.4%
190063130.9%
1910584−7.4%
192066614.0%
193080821.3%
194091813.6%
19501,10019.8%
19601,1847.6%
19701,39918.2%
19801,62015.8%
19902,02224.8%
20002,66731.9%
20103,95748.4%
Est. 20174,000[5]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 3,957 people, 1,572 households, and 1,006 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,359.8 inhabitants per square mile (525.0/km2). There were 1,724 housing units at an average density of 592.4 per square mile (228.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,572 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 32.3 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 19.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000 In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,216 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,748. About 3.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

EducationEdit

There are three public schools in the Baldwin Woodville School District. Greenfield Elementary School and Baldwin-Woodville High School are in Baldwin, and Viking Middle School is in Woodville.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baldwin, Wisconsin - The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin". Village of Baldwin. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Baldwin, WI". Onboard Informatics. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  8. ^ "Baldwin, Wisconsin: Table of Contents". Village of Baldwin. 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  9. ^ 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. 167.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1931,' Biographical Sketch of Hans A. Aune, pg. 241
  14. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1956,' Biographical Sketch of Raymond A. Peabody, pg. 37
  15. ^ Vatican names new Bishop for Diocese of Superior

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