Reedsville, Wisconsin

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

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History

The village was named after Judge George Reed, who, with his partner, Jacob Lueps, bought a section of land in the town of Maple Grove, Wisconsin. In 1854, they had the land platted and surveyed by George Wimpf, who laid out a village of 56 blocks. Early residents of the village were French Canadians and Menomonee Indians. Later, settlers from Germany, Bohemia, and Ireland came. The village was incorporated in 1892, when its population was 510.[citation needed]

Geography

Reedsville is located at 44°9′14″N 87°57′20″W / 44.15389°N 87.95556°W / 44.15389; -87.95556 (44.153756, -87.955595)[3].

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.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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.

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