Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin

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Caledonia is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 24,365 at the 2010 census. The residential community of Franksville are located within the village. Franksville was a former census-designated place. The residential neighborhood of Husher is also located within the village. The Village of Caledonia, Wisconsin is located in the northeast corner of Racine County on 48.7 square miles (126 km2) including 3.2 square miles (8 km2) of river and lake areas. Positioned between Lake Michigan and Interstate Highway I-94, Caledonia provides convenient access to area amenities & the Milwaukee to Chicago corridor.

Caledonia offers urban and rural life style choices with easy access to recreation, shopping, health care, and professional services. Residents enjoy efficient government services and a multitude of business & employment opportunities, transportation systems, educational options, cultural activities, professional sports, festivals, and special events.



Prior to January 2006, Caledonia was a town. After the state government denied Caledonia's request to become a village, the state legislature enacted a special exemption, allowing Caledonia to proceed. A subsequent referendum allowed Caledonia to become a village.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 48.7 square miles (126 km2), of which, 45.5 square miles (118 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8 km2) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 23,614 people, 8,549 households, and 6,805 families residing in the town. The population density was 519.1 people per square mile (200.4/km²). There were 8,839 housing units at an average density of 194.3/sq mi (75.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.18% White, 1.99% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 8,549 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.04.

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