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Bell Center, Wisconsin
Village
Entering Bell Center from the south on WIS 131
Entering Bell Center from the south on WIS 131
Location of Bell Center in Crawford County, Wisconsin.
Location of Bell Center in Crawford County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 5.59 sq mi (14.47 km2)
 • Land 5.55 sq mi (14.37 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
719 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 117
 • Estimate 
(2019)
111
 • Density 20.00/sq mi (7.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-06225
GNIS feature ID 1561521

Bell Center is a village in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 117 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bell Center is located at 43°17′31″N 90°49′50″W / 43.29194°N 90.83056°W / 43.29194; -90.83056 (43.291992, -90.830489).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.59 square miles (14.48 km2), of which, 5.55 square miles (14.37 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 94
1910 216
1920 210 −2.8%
1930 177 −15.7%
1940 264 49.2%
1950 195 −26.1%
1960 155 −20.5%
1970 110 −29.0%
1980 124 12.7%
1990 127 2.4%
2000 116 −8.7%
2010 117 0.9%
2019 (est.) 111 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 117 people, 45 households, and 33 families living in the village. The population density was 21.1 inhabitants per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 11.5 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.9% African American, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 45 households, of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.

Notable people

  • Thomas Curley, former Union Civil War general from Missouri, became a farmer here, and was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly for two terms.
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