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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
Cedar Grove's Windmill Park, with a working replica windmill celebrating the community's Dutch roots with the Cedar Grove Fire Station in the background.
Cedar Grove's Windmill Park, with a working replica windmill celebrating the community's Dutch roots with the Cedar Grove Fire Station in the background.
Location of Cedar Grove in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
Location of Cedar Grove in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
Town Holland
 • Total 2.22 sq mi (5.74 km2)
 • Land 2.18 sq mi (5.66 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total 2,113
 • Estimate 
 • Density 969.32/sq mi (374.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-13475
GNIS feature ID 1562844
Interstates I-43 (WI).svg
State Highways WIS 32.svg

Cedar Grove is a village in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States, within the Town of Holland. The population was 2,113 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Cedar Grove has been in operation since 1849. The village was named from groves of cedar near the town site.


Cedar Grove is located at 43°34′6″N 87°49′22″W / 43.56833°N 87.82278°W / 43.56833; -87.82278 (43.568213, -87.822915).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2), of which, 2.14 square miles (5.54 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

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Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 327
1910 498 52.3%
1920 654 31.3%
1930 814 24.5%
1940 907 11.4%
1950 1,010 11.4%
1960 1,175 16.3%
1970 1,276 8.6%
1980 1,420 11.3%
1990 1,521 7.1%
2000 1,887 24.1%
2010 2,113 12.0%
2019 (est.) 2,117 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,113 people, 842 households, and 597 families living in the village. The population density was 987.4 inhabitants per square mile (381.2/km2). There were 881 housing units at an average density of 411.7 per square mile (159.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 842 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Arts and culture

Every year the town remembers its Dutch heritage with a two-day celebration, the Holland Fest, held in Memorial Park the last Friday and Saturday in July. The festival features ethnic foods, music, and 2-mile and 10K runs. Before the Saturday afternoon parade the main street is scrubbed by children and adults dressed in traditional Dutch costumes to prepare the road for the Klompen Dancers and parade to follow. Another nod to the village's Dutch roots is a full-sized replica windmill in Windmill Park downtown. In addition to Klompen Dancing, the festival also holds an annual wooden shoe race where children race one another while wearing traditional Dutch wooden shoes. The festival also is known for its Oliebollen, which is a type of Dutch doughnut. Holland Fest is one of the largest "dry festivals" in Wisconsin.


The village is served by the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District, a district shared with Belgium, a village located to the south in Ozaukee County. Cedar Grove-Belgium High School is the local high school.

Notable people

  • David Claerbaut, author and educator, was raised in Cedar Grove.
  • John Mentink, farmer, businessman, and politician, was born near Cedar Grove.
  • Henry Ott, farmer, businessman, and politician, was born in Cedar Grove.
  • Willis J. Potts, pediatric surgeon, was raised in Cedar Grove.
  • Henry Walvoord, farmer and politician, lived in Cedar Grove.

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