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Town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Location of Cedarburg (town), Wisconsin
Location of Cedarburg (town), Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Ozaukee
Settled 1840s
Incorporated March 2, 1849; 175 years ago (March 2, 1849)
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.6 sq mi (66.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
886 ft (270 m)
 • Total 5,760
 • Density 225/sq mi (86.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-13400
GNIS feature ID 1582937

Cedarburg is a town in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, and is in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The town was created in 1849 and at the time of the 2010 census had a population of 5,760.

German and Irish immigrants first settled in Cedarburg in the 1840s. Their centers of settlement became the unincorporated communities of Decker Corner, Hamilton, and Horns Corners, as well as the City of Cedarburg, which is located partially within the town.

The town contains three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Cedarburg covered bridge, the Concordia Mill, and the Hamilton Historic District. The bridge is the last historic covered bridge in the state and is featured on the town logo.

Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin

Covered Bridge, Cedarburg, Wisconsin - sign
Historical Marker

The state of Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges throughout the countryside. Today, the last remaining covered bridge resides in the Town of Cedarburg. Location is just 3 miles north of the City of Cedarburg near the Hwy 60 and County Highway NN junction on Covered Bridge Road.

"This bridge was built by the Town of Cedarburg on petition of neighboring farmers to replace periodically washed out bridges. Pine logs, cut and milled at Baraboo, were fitted and set in place in lattice truss construction with 3x10 inch planks secured by 2-inch (51 mm) hardwood pins, eliminating the use of nails or bolts, and floored by 3-inch (76 mm) plating. The Ozaukee County Board in 1940 voted to assume the preservation and maintenance of this bridge."

On October 1, 1955, the Port Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution added a plaque to the bridge that reads "1876-1955 Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin"


Cedar Creek

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.9 km²), of which, 25.6 square miles (66.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.93%) is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 5,760 people, 2,055 households, and 1,755 families residing in the town. The population density was 225 people per square mile (86.9/km2). There were 2,127 housing units at an average density of 83.1 per square mile (32.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. 1.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,055 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were nonfamily households. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age was 45.1 years, with 26.6% of the population under the age of 18 and 13.5% aged 65 or older.

The 2017 American Community Survey estimated the median household income at $96,771 per year, with a median per capita income of $51,185; 3.9% of people in the town were estimated to have income below the poverty level.


Most of the Town of Cedarburg's public school students are served by the Cedarburg School District. The district has three elementary schools, serving grades kindergarten through fifth grade: Parkview Elementary, Thorson Elementary, and Westlawn Elementary. Each elementary school serves areas of the town and the city. Webster Middle School serves the entire district for grades six through eight, and Cedarburg High School serves grades nine through twelve. Some residents living in the northeastern part of the town are served by the Grafton School District.

The district is governed by a seven-member elected school board, which meets on the third Thursday of each month at Cedarburg High School. The district also a superintendent. Todd Bugnacki, the current superintendent, has held the position since 2015.

The district frequently appears on lists of the best schools in the state.


Cedarburg is located west of Interstate 43, which passes through the Town of Grafton. Wisconsin Highway 60 also runs through the town.

Cedarburg has limited public transit compared with larger cities. Ozaukee County and the Milwaukee County Transit System run the Route 143 commuter bus, also known as the "Ozaukee County Express," to Milwaukee via Interstate 43. The bus stops at the park-and-ride lot by Cedarburg's interstate on- and offramps. The bus operates eight trips to Milwaukee on weekday mornings and nine trips from Milwaukee on weekday evenings, corresponding to peak commute times. Ozaukee County Transit Services' Shared Ride Taxi is the public transit option for traveling to sites not directly accessible from the interstate. The taxis operate seven days a week and make connections to Washington County Transit and Milwaukee County Routes 12, 49 and 42u.

Notable people

  • Paul Clement, United States Solicitor General, was born in the town.
  • Humphrey J. Desmond, Wisconsin legislator, lawyer, writer, and newspaper editor
  • William Henry Fitzgerald, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in the town prior to Wisconsin's statehood.
  • George P. Harrington, Wisconsin legislator
  • Eugene J. Poole, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in the town.

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