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Baldwin, Wisconsin
Downtown Baldwin on US63
Downtown Baldwin on US63
Nickname(s): 
"The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin"
Location of Baldwin in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Location of Baldwin in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Baldwin, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Baldwin, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Location in the United States
Baldwin, Wisconsin is located in North America
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Location in North America
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County St. Croix
Area
 • Total 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,224 ft (373 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,957
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,072
 • Density 1,317.80/sq mi (508.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area codes 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-04425
GNIS feature ID 1582743

Baldwin is a village in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,957 at the 2010 census, a growth rate of 48% from 2000. The village is adjacent to the Town of Baldwin.

History

Baldwin was founded in 1871 by Dana Reed Bailey. First known as "Clarksville" after the railroad depot of the young town, it was later renamed Baldwin after the manager of the Western Wisconsin Railroad (Mr D. A. Baldwin), who was responsible for the railroad through the town.

Geography

1905RedChurchBaldwinWI2014
Landmark 1905 "Red Church" just outside Baldwin
Baldwin Wisconsin Sign US63
The sign for Baldwin U.S. Route 63

Baldwin is located at 44°57′51″N 92°22′23″W / 44.96417°N 92.37306°W / 44.96417; -92.37306 (44.964401, -92.373251).

It is 30 miles (48 km) east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 40 miles (64 km) west of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 591
1890 482 −18.4%
1900 631 30.9%
1910 584 −7.4%
1920 666 14.0%
1930 808 21.3%
1940 918 13.6%
1950 1,100 19.8%
1960 1,184 7.6%
1970 1,399 18.2%
1980 1,620 15.8%
1990 2,022 24.8%
2000 2,667 31.9%
2010 3,957 48.4%
2019 (est.) 4,072 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census Baldwin had 3,957 people, 1,572 households, and 1,006 families. The population density was 1,359.8 inhabitants per square mile (525.0/km2). It contained 1,724 housing units at an average density of 592.4 per square mile (228.7/km2). The racial makup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.

Of the 1,572 households 37.0% had children under the age of 18, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.9% of households were one person and 12.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.09.

The age distribution was 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. The female:male ratio was 100:90.9. For every 100 females age 18 and over, the village had 89.3 males.

The median household income was $40,313 and the median family income was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,216 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,748. About 3.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

1905RedChurchBaldwinWI2014
Landmark 1905 "Red Church" just outside Baldwin

There are three public schools in the Baldwin Woodville School District. Greenfield Elementary School and Baldwin-Woodville High School are in Baldwin, and Viking Middle School is in Woodville.

Notable people

  • Hans A. Aune, Wisconsin State Representative, businessman, and educator, was born in Baldwin.
  • Raymond A. Peabody, Wisconsin State Representative and businessman, was born in Baldwin.
  • James Patrick Powers, Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Superior, was born in Baldwin.

See also

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