La Valle, Wisconsin

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La Valle, Wisconsin
Location of La Valle in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Location of La Valle in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°34′59″N 90°7′47″W / 43.58306°N 90.12972°W / 43.58306; -90.12972Coordinates: 43°34′59″N 90°7′47″W / 43.58306°N 90.12972°W / 43.58306; -90.12972
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountySauk
Area
 • Total0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation1,024 ft (312 m)
Population
 • Total367
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
361
 • Density907.04/sq mi (349.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-42850[5]
GNIS feature ID1583533[2]

La Valle is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Baraboo River. The population was 367 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of La Valle.

History[edit]

A post office called La Valle has been in operation since 1856.[6] La Valle is derived from the French meaning "the valley".[7]

Geography[edit]

La Valle is located at 43°34′59″N 90°7′53″W / 43.58306°N 90.13139°W / 43.58306; -90.13139 (43.583102, -90.131648).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), of which, 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880306
18903338.8%
190038615.9%
19104219.1%
19204476.2%
1930415−7.2%
1940408−1.7%
19504489.8%
1960417−6.9%
1970411−1.4%
19804120.2%
19904468.3%
2000326−26.9%
201036712.6%
2019 (est.)361[4]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

The economy of the village of La Valle is largely driven by tourism and the lake communities at nearby Lake Redstone and Dutch Hollow Lake.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 367 people, 165 households, and 97 families living in the village. The population density was 873.8 inhabitants per square mile (337.4/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 409.5 per square mile (158.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 1.6% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 165 households, of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the village was 39.1 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 326 people, 132 households, and 88 families living in the village. The population density was 778.8 people per square mile (299.7/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 332.0 per square mile (127.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.55% White, 2.15% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 132 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $31,953 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,823. None of the families and 3.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

La Valle is served by the School District of Reedsburg, which has 4 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. Ironton-La Valle Elementary School is the only school in La Valle.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Sauk County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 93.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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