Big Bend, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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Big Bend is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,278 at the 2000 census. For other places with the same name see Big Bend.



Big Bend is located at 42°53′16″N 88°12′41″W / 42.88778°N 88.21139°W / 42.88778; -88.21139 (42.887862, -88.211333).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,278 people, 448 households, and 348 families residing in the village. The population density is 564.6 people per square mile (218.3/km²). There are 457 housing units at an average density of 201.9/sq mi (78.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.26% White, 0.47% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 448 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,767, and the median income for a family was $61,771. Males had a median income of $40,583 versus $26,528 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,072. About 0.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

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