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Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Village
Street view of Coon Valley from Hwy. 14
Street view of Coon Valley from Hwy. 14
Location of Coon Valley in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Coon Valley in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Vernon
Area
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
738 ft (225 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 765
 • Estimate 
(2019)
787
 • Density 706.46/sq mi (272.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-16900
GNIS feature ID 1563376
Website http://www.villageofcoonvalley.com/

Coon Valley is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 765 at the 2010 census. Coon Valley was hit by the floods ravaging Wisconsin in 2018.

Geography

Coon Valley is located at 43°42′6″N 91°0′51″W / 43.70167°N 91.01417°W / 43.70167; -91.01417 (43.701628, -91.014083).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 291
1920 369 26.8%
1930 462 25.2%
1940 469 1.5%
1950 466 −0.6%
1960 536 15.0%
1970 596 11.2%
1980 758 27.2%
1990 817 7.8%
2000 714 −12.6%
2010 765 7.1%
Est. 2019 787 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 765 people, 324 households, and 216 families living in the village. The population density was 701.8 inhabitants per square mile (271.0/km2). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 319.3 per square mile (123.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 324 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Recreation

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  • Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park
  • Knutson Memorial Library, located on Main Street, is the village's public library.
  • Norskedalen is located near Coon Valley.
  • Skumsrud Heritage Farm is approximately one mile west of Coon Valley.


Transportation

Bus service towards La Crosse or Viroqua is provided seven times daily per direction by Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit.

Notable residents

  • Brian Rude, Vice President-External and Media Relations, Dairyland Power Cooperative, served 17 years in the Wisconsin State Legislature
  • Scott Servais, baseball player (Astros, Cubs, Rockies), member 1988 U.S. Olympics Gold Medal Team, Manager of the Seattle Mariners major league baseball team.
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