Mauston, Wisconsin

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Mauston is a city in and the county seat of Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States.[3] The population was 3,740 at the 2000 census.



Mauston was founded by Milton M. Maughs. The town was originally named Maughs Town after Maughs. The town's beginning was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. The history of Mauston is currently preserved in the Boorman House on Union Street.[4][5]


The city and surrounding area is served by the Mauston Area School District, which provides a 4-year-old kindergarten through senior high education. District schools include West Side Elementary (grades 4K-2), Grayside Elementary (grades 3-5), Olson Middle School (which is housed in the former high school and serves grades 6, 7, and 8), and Mauston High School, which opened its doors in 2001. Lyndon Station Elementary School, which houses grades K-5, is located in nearby Lyndon Station.

A pre-K through 8th grade Catholic parochial school has been operated by St. Patrick Parish since 1895. The parish also operated St. Patrick High School from 1933–1951, and Madonna High School from 1951-1966. This school holds about 200 students from all counties of Southern Wisconsin.

Mauston is also home to a campus of Western Technical College.


Mauston is located at 43°47′49″N 90°4′39″W / 43.79694°N 90.0775°W / 43.79694; -90.0775 (43.797074, -90.077595)[6]. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (10.73%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,740 people, 1,585 households, and 963 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,022.6 people per square mile (394.5/km²). There were 1,729 housing units at an average density of 472.8/sq mi (182.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.28% White, 0.67% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

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