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Belleville, Wisconsin
Library Park, with the old Village Hall (1894) in its center, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Library Park, with the old Village Hall (1894) in its center, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Belleville in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Location of Belleville in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Dane, Green
 • Total 1.81 sq mi (4.68 km2)
 • Land 1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
873 ft (266 m)
 • Total 2,491
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,551.98/sq mi (599.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-06300
GNIS feature ID 1561535

Belleville is a village in Dane and Green counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 2,491 at the 2020 census. Of this, 1,909 were in Dane County, and 582 were in Green County.

The Dane County portion of Belleville is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Green County portion is part of the Monroe Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Belleville is located at 42°51′42″N 89°32′12″W / 42.86167°N 89.53667°W / 42.86167; -89.53667 (42.861714, -89.536631).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.78 square miles (4.61 km2), of which, 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2) of it is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 164
1870 132 −19.5%
1890 319
1900 385 20.7%
1910 422 9.6%
1920 625 48.1%
1930 564 −9.8%
1940 594 5.3%
1950 735 23.7%
1960 844 14.8%
1970 1,063 25.9%
1980 1,302 22.5%
1990 1,456 11.8%
2000 1,908 31.0%
2010 2,385 25.0%
2020 2,491 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 2,385 people, 986 households, and 658 families living in the village. The population density was 1,509.5 inhabitants per square mile (582.8/km2). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 651.9 per square mile (251.7/km2). The racial makup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8%.

Of the 986 households 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.9% of households were one person and 10.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 34.9 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.


At least some of the land the village now occupies was owned between 1838 and 1841 by Daniel Webster, the American statesman, who also speculated in land on the frontier. In 1845, John Frederick acquired property around the Sugar River and commenced construction of a dam and sawmill, and later a grist mill. By 1850, along with John Mitchell, Frederick platted the village and named it Belleville after his hometown of Belleville, Ontario.


Belleville hosted the Belleville American Music Festival (BamFest), a two-day blues festival held the second weekend in July with local, regional, national, and international acts. In August, Belleville holds its annual Community Picnic featuring activities such as live entertainment, a softball tournament, and a car show. The annual UFO day festival and parade is held the last Saturday in October. These events are sponsored by the Belleville Chamber of Commerce.

Notable people

  • Nancy Fahey, University of Illinois women's basketball head coach
  • William F. Mahar Sr., Illinois state legislator, was born in Belleville.
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