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Big Bend, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Big Bend in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Big Bend in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°53′16″N 88°12′41″W / 42.88778°N 88.21139°W / 42.88778; -88.21139Coordinates: 42°53′16″N 88°12′41″W / 42.88778°N 88.21139°W / 42.88778; -88.21139
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area
 • Total 3.30 sq mi (8.54 km2)
 • Land 3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,290
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,465
 • Density 450.77/sq mi (174.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-07200
GNIS feature ID 1582806

Big Bend is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,290 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Big Bend is located at 42°53′16″N 88°12′41″W / 42.88778°N 88.21139°W / 42.88778; -88.21139 (42.887862, -88.211333).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.16 km2), of which, 3.11 square miles (8.05 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 309
1940 298 −3.6%
1950 480 61.1%
1960 797 66.0%
1970 1,148 44.0%
1980 1,345 17.2%
1990 1,299 −3.4%
2000 1,278 −1.6%
2010 1,290 0.9%
2019 (est.) 1,465 13.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,290 people, 486 households, and 375 families living in the village. The population density was 414.8 inhabitants per square mile (160.2/km2). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 161.7 per square mile (62.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 486 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 40.8 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Education

Christ Lutheran School is a PreK3-8th grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Big Bend.

The village is also part of the Mukwonago Area School District, and has Big Bend Elementary School within the village limits of Big Bend serving grades K-6, while older students go to Parkview Middle School and Mukwonago High School.

Notable people

  • David Craig, politician
  • Hal Peck, baseball player.
  • Delbert K. Smith, Wisconsin politician, was born in Big Bend.
  • James Tormey, Wisconsin politician
  • Ellen Hunnicutt, author
  • David J. Eicher, editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space.
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