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Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Village
Official seal of Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Seal
Motto(s): 
"It Takes a Village"
Location of Campbellsport in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Location of Campbellsport in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County  Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,027 ft (313 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,016
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,827
 • Density 1,368.54/sq mi (528.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-12325
GNIS feature ID 1562687

Campbellsport is a village in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,016 at the 2010 census.

History

The village was named after Stuart Campbell, an early settler. It was also called Campbell's Port or West New Cassel. Campbellsport was incorporated in 1902, absorbing the older nearby village of New Cassel.

Geography

Campbellsport is located at 43°35′51″N 88°16′50″W / 43.59750°N 88.28056°W / 43.59750; -88.28056 (43.597538, -88.280600).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), of which, 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. However, the Milwaukee River flows just east of the village.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 319
1910 650
1920 730 12.3%
1930 789 8.1%
1940 1,094 38.7%
1950 1,254 14.6%
1960 1,472 17.4%
1970 1,681 14.2%
1980 1,740 3.5%
1990 1,732 −0.5%
2000 1,913 10.5%
2010 2,016 5.4%
2019 (est.) 1,827 −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,016 people, 763 households, and 504 families living in the village. The population density was 1,515.8 inhabitants per square mile (585.3/km2). There were 823 housing units at an average density of 618.8 per square mile (238.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 763 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 40.8 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.0% male and 55.0% female.

Transportation

Campbellsport is located on Wisconsin State Highway 67 between U.S. Route 41 and U.S. Route 45.

Education

Campbellsport is served by the Campbellsport School District. The schools serving Campbellsport are Campbellsport Elementary School, Campbellsport Junior High School, and Campbellsport High School.

Notable people

  • L. J. Fellenz, Wisconsin State Senator and lawyer, attended school in Campbellsport.
  • Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin State Senator and member of the United States House of Representatives, lived in Campbellsport.
  • Ignatius Klotz, Wisconsin politician and farmer, lived in Campbellsport.
  • Roman Catholic bishop Salvador Albert Schlaefer Berg was born in Campbellsport.
  • Alfred Van De Zande, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Campbellport.
  • H. Albert Wrucke, Wisconsin State Representative and businessman, lived in Campsbellsport.
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