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Cobb, Wisconsin
Downtown Cobb on US 18
Downtown Cobb on US 18
Location of Cobb in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Location of Cobb in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Iowa
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,171 ft (357 m)
 • Total 458
 • Estimate 
 • Density 503.93/sq mi (194.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-15975
GNIS feature ID 1563218

Cobb is a village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 458 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Cobb has been in operation since 1863. The village was named for Amasa Cobb, a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin.


Cobb is located at 42°58′1″N 90°19′52″W / 42.96694°N 90.33111°W / 42.96694; -90.33111 (42.966873, -90.331150).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 230
1920 230 0.0%
1930 276 20.0%
1940 276 0.0%
1950 284 2.9%
1960 387 36.3%
1970 410 5.9%
1980 409 −0.2%
1990 440 7.6%
2000 442 0.5%
2010 458 3.6%
2019 (est.) 449 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 458 people, 199 households, and 126 families living in the village. The population density was 551.8 inhabitants per square mile (213.1/km2). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 253.0 per square mile (97.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 1.1% Asian, and 0.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 199 households, of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Cobb Corn Roast

The Cobb Corn Boil takes place annually in August at Shepherd Park. Sponsored by the town itself, the centerpiece event is exactly what the name suggests: free corn-on-the-cob prepared and served in large quantities with BBQ chicken on an open pit grill. There are car shows, bands, beer, and softball tournaments.

Notable people

  • Greg Gard, University of Wisconsin–Madison men's head basketball coach
  • William H. Goldthorpe, newspaper editor and Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Cobb.
  • Todd Novak, Representative 51st Assembly District & Mayor of Dodgeville

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