Open main menu

North Freedom is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Baraboo River. The population was 701 at the 2010 census.

North Freedom, Wisconsin
Location of North Freedom in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Location of North Freedom in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°27′39″N 89°51′57″W / 43.46083°N 89.86583°W / 43.46083; -89.86583Coordinates: 43°27′39″N 89°51′57″W / 43.46083°N 89.86583°W / 43.46083; -89.86583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountySauk
Area
 • Total0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
Population
 • Total701
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
701
 • Density836.52/sq mi (322.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-58025[5]
GNIS feature ID1570440[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

North Freedom was named from the American ideal of freedom.[6]

GeographyEdit

North Freedom is located at 43°27′39″N 89°51′57″W / 43.46083°N 89.86583°W / 43.46083; -89.86583 (43.460843, -89.865862).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), of which, 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1890316
190048553.5%
191064733.4%
1920621−4.0%
1930554−10.8%
1940547−1.3%
195061111.7%
1960579−5.2%
19705962.9%
19806163.4%
1990591−4.1%
20006499.8%
20107018.0%
Est. 2017701[4]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 701 people, 271 households, and 176 families residing in the village. The population density was 865.4 inhabitants per square mile (334.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 361.7 per square mile (139.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 271 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the village was 35.9 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 649 people, 238 households, and 164 families residing in the village. The population density was 745.9 people per square mile (288.0/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 289.6 per square mile (111.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.31% White, 0.77% Native American, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,273, and the median income for a family was $41,818. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,354. About 5.4% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

North Freedom is within the Baraboo School District,[10] which operates North Freedom Elementary School, Young Middle School in Baraboo, Baraboo High School.

North Freedom Elementary School opened in 1902. In 1976 it had the value of $147,000 and was the only elementary school that the district was using that had not been built within 30 years prior.[11]

The Baraboo School District absorbed other school districts in 1961-1962. Prior to that time, people outside of the City of Baraboo had to pay tuition to send children to Baraboo High.[12]

Notable residentsEdit

AttractionsEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  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 March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ 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. 108.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-11-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Sauk County, WI." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on November 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Volume VI..."Baraboo Wisconsin 1850 to 2010"...Section I" (PDF). Baraboo Public Library. p. 23. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  12. ^ "Volume VI..."Baraboo Wisconsin 1850 to 2010"...Section I" (PDF). Baraboo Public Library. p. 23. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  13. ^ "Samuel Northrup". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  14. ^ Kreuter, Kent; Kreuter, Gretchen (13 January 2015). An American Dissenter: The Life of Algie Martin Simons 1870--1950. University Press of Kentucky. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-8131-6370-3.
  15. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1970,' Biographical Sketch of Chester D. Seftenberg, pg. 726

External linksEdit