Cudahy, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location of Cudahy in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||4.77 sq mi (12.36 km2)|
|• Land||4.77 sq mi (12.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||722 ft (220 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3,792.21/sq mi (1,464.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1563607|
Originally known as the Buckhorn Settlement, it was renamed in the late 1800s when Patrick Cudahy purchased 700 acres (280 ha) of land in the Town of Lake, two miles (three kilometers) from the Milwaukee city limits, to build his meatpacking plant. The first village president was elected in 1895, and by 1906 Cudahy was incorporated as a city with a population of 2,556.
Cudahy is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.76 square miles (12.3 km2), all of it land.(42.948416, -87.861010). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 18,267 people, 8,059 households, and 4,666 families living in the city. The population density was 3,837.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,481.7/km2). There were 8,662 housing units at an average density of 1,819.7 per square mile (702.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.8% White, 2.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7%.
Out of 8,059 households, 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 35.5% of households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age was 40.3 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
The Cudahy School District provides public education for the area. Cudahy High School is the local high school.
St. Paul's Lutheran School is a K4-8 Christian grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Cudahy.
- Albert M. Bielawski, Michigan State Representative
- Frank Chermak, Wisconsin legislator
- Patrick Cudahy, Founder of Cudahy and Cudahy Packing Company
- Barney Augustus Eaton, Wisconsin legislator
- Lamar Gordon, NFL Running Back
- Lawrence P. Kelly, mayor of Cudahy and legislator
- Frank Kosikowski, professional football player
- Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News correspondent for the Pentagon
- Vaughn Monroe, Big Band era singer, lived in Cudahy for a time as a child.
- John Navarre, NFL quarterback
- Sherman R. Sobocinski, Wisconsin legislator
- George C. Windrow, Wisconsin legislator
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