Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin

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Pigeon Falls is a village in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 388 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pigeon Falls is located at 44°25′25″N 91°12′35″W / 44.42361°N 91.20972°W / 44.42361; -91.20972 (44.423723, -91.209792).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Pigeon Falls is located at a falls of Pigeon Creek, a tributary of the Trempealeau River.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 388 people, 139 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 813.6 people per square mile (312.1/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 302.0/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.97% White, 0.77% African American and 0.26% Asian.

There were 139 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 38.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $50,556. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,859 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,587. None of the families and 5.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 13.4% of those over 64.

Economy

Pigeon Falls is a small, rural, farming community with the emphasis on community. In the early part of the 20th century it was a shopping center for the dense population of large farm families in the immediate area. Two cafe/bars, a bank, machine shop, mill, and a huge mercantile store were the main businesses. "A community where everyone is important" was and is the motto to this day.

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