Brodhead, Wisconsin

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Brodhead is a city in Green and Rock Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 3,180 at the 2000 census. In February 2000, the city annexed a portion of land from the Town of Spring Valley in Rock County.



Just south of town is a historic marker for the Half-Way Tree, a bur oak supposedly identified by Native Americans as the halfway point on a foot trail between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River.[3]


Brodhead is located at 42°37′7″N 89°22′35″W / 42.61861°N 89.37639°W / 42.61861; -89.37639 (42.618540, -89.376291)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,180 people, 1,301 households, and 876 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,956.1 people per square mile (753.3/km²). There were 1,355 housing units at an average density of 833.5/sq mi (321.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.05% White, 0.28% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 1,301 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

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