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Blanchardville, Wisconsin
Aerial view of Blanchardville
Aerial view of Blanchardville
Location of Blanchardville in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Location of Blanchardville in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Lafayette, Iowa
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total 825
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,644.49/sq mi (634.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608 608
FIPS code 55-08125
GNIS feature ID 1561917

Blanchardville is a village in Iowa and Lafayette counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 825 at the 2010 census. Of this, 648 were in Lafayette County, and 177 were in Iowa County.

The Iowa County portion of Blanchardville is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community was originally settled by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) in the early 1840s, who named it Zarahemla. The Mormon settlers mined lead ore and farmed. Blanchardville's first mill was built in 1840.

In 1856, Alvin Blanchard moved to the area from his farm near Dodgeville. Along with Cyrus Newkirk, he platted the village which currently bears his name in 1857. The village received its first post office the next year.


Blanchardville is located at 42°48′37″N 89°51′42″W / 42.81028°N 89.86167°W / 42.81028; -89.86167 (42.810392, -89.861631).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 169
1900 573
1910 643 12.2%
1920 653 1.6%
1930 651 −0.3%
1940 662 1.7%
1950 707 6.8%
1960 632 −10.6%
1970 794 25.6%
1980 803 1.1%
1990 802 −0.1%
2000 806 0.5%
2010 825 2.4%
2019 (est.) 791 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 825 people, 360 households, and 228 families living in the village. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 792.0 per square mile (305.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 360 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the village was 40.8 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

Sports and recreation


Blanchardville is served by the Pecatonica Area Schools, which includes Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica Middle School and Pecatonica Elementary School.

Notable people

  • M. J. Cleary, State Representative and insurance executive
  • Oscar R. Olson, state senator

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