Dousman, Wisconsin

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Dousman is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,584 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Dousman is located at 43°0′53″N 88°28′21″W / 43.01472°N 88.4725°W / 43.01472; -88.4725 (43.014801, -88.472564).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), with 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.91%) water.

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail, a 47-mile long hiking-biking-snowmobile trail that runs east-west between the towns of Cottage Grove and Waukesha, passes through the middle of Dousman. The trail is on the former roadbed of the Chicago & North Western Railway.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 575 households, and 393 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,284.2 people per square mile (497.2/km²). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 475.9/sq mi (184.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.59% White, 0.57% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

Of the 575 households, 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. Some 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,944, and the median income for a family was $53,409. Males had a median income of $40,677 versus $30,882 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,722. About 3.0% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

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