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Mayville, Wisconsin

Mayville, Wisconsin
City =
Location of Mayville, Wisconsin
Location of Mayville, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dodge
 • Total 3.28 sq mi (8.50 km2)
 • Land 3.17 sq mi (8.21 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation[2] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,154
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 5,093
 • Density 1,625.9/sq mi (627.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-50200[5]
GNIS feature ID 1569151[2]
Website .commayvillecity
Park Pavilion building along the Rock River in Mayville, Wisconsin

Mayville is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, located along the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh. The population was 5,154 at the 2010 census.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Sports 5
  • Events 6
  • Notable people 7
  • Images 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Mayville is located at (43.497044, -88.547871).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.28 square miles (8.50 km2), of which, 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.[1]


2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,155 people, 2,172 households, and 1,404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,625.9 inhabitants per square mile (627.8/km2). There were 2,321 housing units at an average density of 732.2 per square mile (282.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 2,172 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,902 people, 1,988 households, and 1,329 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,574.4 people per square mile (608.6/km²). There were 2,081 housing units at an average density of 668.4 per square mile (258.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 0.08% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,988 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,393, and the median income for a family was $50,789. Males had a median income of $36,412 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,644. About 4.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.


Originally inhabited by the Fox, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk native American tribes, the area surrounding Mayville was settled primarily by German immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. The city was founded in 1845 by Alvin and William Foster and Chester and E.P. May. May and Foster were looking for a good source of power for a saw mill.

The Mayville Historical Society's museum at the corner of Bridge and German streets occupies what once was the home and workplace of John Hollenstein and family, who came to Mayville in 1873. In 1876, Hollenstein built a home in Mayville and established a wagon and carriage factory, which he operated until 1908. He then sold it to his son, John Hollenstein Jr., who continued the business until 1941.

The Historical Society Museum now consists of the original wagon factory building, containing some of the original carriages built on the site. Also on the grounds are the Hollenstein home; Mayville's first firehouse, built in 1874, with its original equipment; and the Brunke Cigar Factory. Mayville was also home to Wisconsin's first iron smelter.


Mayville is home to several large manufacturing facilities, including plants operated by TAB Products, Mayvile Die and Tool, Mayville Products Corporation, Metalcraft, Mayville Engineering Company, Affiliated Products, RCI Engineering and Gleason Reel, a subsidiary of Hubbell Corporation. Dairy farming and other agricultural activities also comprise an important part of the local economy.


The Mayville High School football team won the 1994 WIAA Division 4 state championship and was runner-up in 1991, 1992, and 2006. The school won the state championship in softball in 1999, in girls' cross country in 1993 and 1994, and in basketball in 1935 and 1983. In 2013, the Mayville and Lomira football programs began a traveling trophy, known as the milk can trophy. Mayville won the inaugural game.


Mayville hosts an annual "Audubon Days" festival the first full weekend of October. Audubon Days is a culmination of Mayville's historic German roots, with festivities that include bed races, the "Taste of Mayville" food tent, duck races, a parade, kids games/crafts and live music.

From July 29 to August 2, 2009, Mayville hosted the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Class A state tournament at Fireman's Field in Mayville. Fireman's field is widely considered to be one of the finest baseball parks in Wisconsin.

Fireman's field is maintained by the city of Mayville, and has become a destination for many high profiled sporting events. These events include the aforementioned 2009 Wisconsin American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Mayville was also named one of the four sectional sites for the WIAA Division 2 State Baseball Playoffs. Fireman's Field was also host the 2010 Junior State Legion Baseball Tournament.

Notable people



  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • City of Mayville
  • Mayville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sanborn fire insurance maps: 1892 1900 1912
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