Reedsville, Wisconsin

Reedsville, Wisconsin

Reedsville is a village in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,187 at the 2000 census.


The village was named after Judge George Reed. He and his partner, Jacob Lueps bought a section of land from the town of Maple Grove, Wisconsin. They had the land platted and surveyed by George Wimpf in 1854. At that time the village only consisted of 56 blocks. Early residents of the village were French Canadian and Menomonee Indians. Later, settlers from Germany, Bohemia, and Ireland came. The village was incorporated in 1892. The census data at that time reported that it had 510 people.


Reedsville is located at (44.153756, -87.955595).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,187 people, 471 households, and 322 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,253.4 people per square mile (482.4/km²). There were 502 housing units at an average density of 530.1/sq mi (204.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.06% White, 1.35% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 471 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,300, and the median income for a family was $48,864. Males had a median income of $33,304 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,762. About 2.1% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


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