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Cadott, Wisconsin
Village of Cadott, February 2015.
Village of Cadott, February 2015.
Location of Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin.
Location of Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Chippewa
 • Total 3.48 sq mi (9.01 km2)
 • Land 3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
984 ft (300 m)
 • Total 1,437
 • Estimate 
 • Density 418.45/sq mi (161.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-11750
GNIS feature ID 1562502

Cadott is a village in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,437 at the 2010 census.


In the late 1700s or early 1800s Jean Baptiste Cadotte, son of French Canadian fur trader Michel Cadotte of the Madeline Island area, established a trading post on the Yellow River near modern Cadott.

In 1865 the village at the current site was founded by Robert Marriner, who built a dam and sawmill on the river and platted the town. Marriner named it "Cadotte Falls" after the earlier trading post.


Cadott is located at 44°56′55″N 91°9′5″W / 44.94861°N 91.15139°W / 44.94861; -91.15139 (44.948515, -91.151304).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.38 square miles (8.75 km2), of which 3.31 square miles (8.57 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.

Cadott has the distinction of being geographically equidistant from the Equator and North Pole. Billboards on Hwy. 27 between Cadott and Cornell offer tourists the opportunity to be photographed by the unusual signs.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 72
1890 889 1,134.7%
1900 840 −5.5%
1910 765 −8.9%
1920 723 −5.5%
1930 631 −12.7%
1940 314 −50.2%
1950 250 −20.4%
1960 262 4.8%
1970 977 272.9%
1980 1,247 27.6%
1990 1,328 6.5%
2000 1,345 1.3%
2010 1,437 6.8%
2020 (est.) 1,411 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Eau Claire County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Eau Claire County

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,437 people, 605 households, and 369 families living in the village. The population density was 434.1 inhabitants per square mile (167.6/km2). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 196.1 per square mile (75.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 605 households, of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 36.5 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Rock Fest and Country Fest

The village of Cadott hosts two annual music festivals known as Country Fest and Rock Fest, which have been a part of the Cadott community since 1988. The camping and concert area is located roughly eight miles outside of the village. Both music festivals attract fans nationwide and include some of the top singers and bands from each genre. As a result, the events have a significant impact on the local economy.


The community is served by the School District of Cadott Community.

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