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Bagley, Wisconsin
Location of Bagley in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Location of Bagley in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
 • Type Village
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Land 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total 379
 • Estimate 
 • Density 511.14/sq mi (197.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-04250
GNIS feature ID 1561083

Bagley is a village in Grant County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin located on the Upper Mississippi River about 9 miles (15 km) south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The population was 379 at the 2010 census. It is a popular riverside destination in the summer, when the population can quadruple. The village was named for Vermont natives Alfred and Mary Bagley, who owned the site.


The village suffered damage on July 18, 2007 when a large thunderstorm dumped 7 inches (180 mm) of rain on the area. The storm was part of a "mesoscale convective systems", bringing thunderstorms with huge amounts of rain and lightning. What were normally minor streams, particularly Glass Hollow Creek, became raging torrents, pushing debris before them, backing up water into the town. No deaths or injuries were reported, but 50 people were evacuated from their homes by boat. Although nearly every home and business sustained damage, the town was not eligible for federal disaster aid.


Bagley is located at 42°54′10″N 91°6′3″W / 42.90278°N 91.10083°W / 42.90278; -91.10083 (42.902764, -91.100714).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), of which, 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 315
1930 284 −9.8%
1940 293 3.2%
1950 329 12.3%
1960 275 −16.4%
1970 271 −1.5%
1980 317 17.0%
1990 306 −3.5%
2000 339 10.8%
2010 379 11.8%
2019 (est.) 367 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 379 people, 185 households, and 111 families living in the village. The population density was 492.2 inhabitants per square mile (190.0/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 531.2 per square mile (205.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 1.1% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 185 households, of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the village was 53.9 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Notable people

  • Thornton Kipper, baseball player, was born in Bagley and attended High School.

See also

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