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Cassville, Wisconsin
Cassville post office
Cassville post office
Location of Cassville in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Location of Cassville in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°42′55.34″N 90°59′26.08″W / 42.7153722°N 90.9905778°W / 42.7153722; -90.9905778Coordinates: 42°42′55.34″N 90°59′26.08″W / 42.7153722°N 90.9905778°W / 42.7153722; -90.9905778
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Grant
Area
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 947
 • Estimate 
(2019)
881
 • Density 847.93/sq mi (327.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-13075
GNIS feature ID 1582927

Cassville is a village in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 947 at the 2010 census. The village is located along the Mississippi River within the Town of Cassville.

Geography

Cassville is located at 42°42′55.34″N 90°59′26.08″W / 42.7153722°N 90.9905778°W / 42.7153722; -90.9905778.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), of which, 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 551
1880 610 10.7%
1890 886 45.2%
1900 979 10.5%
1910 890 −9.1%
1920 899 1.0%
1930 875 −2.7%
1940 956 9.3%
1950 984 2.9%
1960 1,290 31.1%
1970 1,343 4.1%
1980 1,270 −5.4%
1990 1,144 −9.9%
2000 1,085 −5.2%
2010 947 −12.7%
2019 (est.) 881 −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 947 people, 428 households, and 277 families living in the village. The population density was 976.3 inhabitants per square mile (377.0/km2). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 600.0 per square mile (231.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 428 households, of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 48.3 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Economy

The Nelson Dewey Generating Station and the E. J. Stoneman Generating Station are in Cassville. Both closed in 2015.

Transportation

Cassville Ferry on the Iowa side
The Cassville Car Ferry on the Iowa side of the river

From late spring through early fall, the Cassville Car Ferry connects Cassville with rural Clayton County, Iowa, near Millville. (During periods of high water, the ferry may not operate).

The Cassville Municipal Airport is located 1 mile southeast of the village, along the banks of the Mississippi River.

Notable people

  • Joseph Bock, soldier and member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Nelson Dewey, first Wisconsin Governor 1848-1852
  • Patrick H. Kelly, educator and member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
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