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Brillion, Wisconsin
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Location of Brillion in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
Location of Brillion in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Calumet
Area
 • Total 2.86 sq mi (7.41 km2)
 • Land 2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,148
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,077
 • Density 1,082.69/sq mi (418.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
54110
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-09725
GNIS feature ID 1562211

Brillion is a city in Calumet County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 3,327 as of July 1, 2019. The city is located within the Town of Brillion, though it is politically independent.

History

Brillion is named after the town of Brilon, in Germany.

Geography

Brillion is located at 44°10′30″N 88°3′57″W / 44.17500°N 88.06583°W / 44.17500; -88.06583 (44.175114, -88.0661).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.75 square miles (7.12 km2), of which, 2.73 square miles (7.07 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 278
1890 582 109.4%
1900 855 46.9%
1910 998 16.7%
1920 1,102 10.4%
1930 1,167 5.9%
1940 1,200 2.8%
1950 1,390 15.8%
1960 1,783 28.3%
1970 2,588 45.1%
1980 2,907 12.3%
1990 2,840 −2.3%
2000 2,937 3.4%
2010 3,148 7.2%
2019 (est.) 3,077 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,148 people, 1,298 households, and 851 families living in the city. The population density was 1,153.1 inhabitants per square mile (445.2/km2). There were 1,349 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 1,298 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Brillion High School is the area's high school.

Trinity Lutheran School is a Christian Pre-K-8 school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Brillion.

Notable people

  • Charles A. Barnard, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Charles R. Barnard, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Jill Lajdziak, general manager of General Motors Saturn division
  • Isaac N. McComb, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Gerald L. Miller, U.S. Marine Corps general
  • Victor A. Tiedjens, scientist

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