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North Freedom, Wisconsin

North Freedom, Wisconsin
Village
Location of North Freedom, Wisconsin
Location of North Freedom, Wisconsin
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sauk
Area[1]
 • Total 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation[2] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 701
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 704
 • Density 865.4/sq mi (334.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-58025[5]
GNIS feature ID 1570440[2]

North Freedom is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Baraboo River. The population was 701 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable residents 4
  • Attractions 5
  • See also 6
  • Footnotes 7
  • External links 8

History

North Freedom was named from the American ideal of freedom.[6]

Geography

North Freedom is located at (43.460843, -89.865862).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), of which, 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 701 people, 271 households, and 176 families residing in the village. The population density was 865.4 inhabitants per square mile (334.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 361.7 per square mile (139.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 271 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the village was 35.9 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 649 people, 238 households, and 164 families residing in the village. The population density was 745.9 people per square mile (288.0/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 289.6 per square mile (111.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.31% White, 0.77% Native American, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,273, and the median income for a family was $41,818. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,354. About 5.4% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Samuel Northrup (1801–1860), Wisconsin State Assemblyman, resided in nearby Dellona, is buried in North Freedom.[10]
  • Algie Martin Simons (1870–1950), Socialist journalist and editor, born and raised on a farm near North Freedom.[11]
  • Chester D. Seftenberg (1904-1970), Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in North Freedom.[12]

Attractions

See also

Footnotes

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  12. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1970,' Biographical Sketch of Chester D. Seftenberg, pg. 726

External links

  • Mid-Continent Railroad Museum
  • North Freedom Public Library
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