Lone Rock, Wisconsin

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Lone Rock is a village in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 929 at the 2000 census. The village is named after a sandstone outcrop.

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History

According to a sign near the site, "The Lone Rock - At one time a massive piece of sandstone stood a short distance from the north bank of the Wisconsin River. The rock became a landmark for early river raftsmen and was known as 'Lone Rock' from which the town took its name. The rock was cut and used for basements and foundations in the village. What is left of the rock is located west of Highway 130 across from Brace Park."

The community was founded in 1856 and incorporated as a village in 1866.

Geography

Lone Rock is located at 43°11′3″N 90°11′54″W / 43.18417°N 90.19833°W / 43.18417; -90.19833 (43.184165, -90.198384)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

The community is on the north side of the Wisconsin River on US Route 14 at the junction of State Highway 130.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 929 people, 393 households, and 240 families residing in the village. The population density was 790.2 people per square mile (304.0/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 361.5/sq mi (139.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.17% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95.

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