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Darien, Wisconsin
Location of Darien in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Location of Darien in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Walworth
Area
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,580
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,590
 • Density 1,231.60/sq mi (475.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-18850
GNIS feature ID 1583050
Website http://www.darienwi.us/

Darien is a village in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,580 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Darien.

Geography

Darien is located at 42°36′2″N 88°42′30″W / 42.60056°N 88.70833°W / 42.60056; -88.70833 (42.600732, -88.708391).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 427
1890 354 −17.1%
1960 805
1970 839 4.2%
1980 1,152 37.3%
1990 1,158 0.5%
2000 1,572 35.8%
2010 1,580 0.5%
2019 (est.) 1,590 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,580 people, 549 households, and 419 families living in the village. The population density was 1,224.8 inhabitants per square mile (472.9/km2). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 473.6 per square mile (182.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 86.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 10.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.0% of the population.

There were 549 households, of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the village was 33.5 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Transportation

Darien was a stop on the Racine & Southwestern branch line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. In its 1980 bankruptcy, the Milwaukee Road disposed of the Southwestern Line. The Wisconsin & Southern continues to service Darien from a connection at Bardwell to the west.

Notable people

  • John DeWolf, legislator
  • John Jeffers, legislator
  • Chester Deming Long, legislator
  • Joseph Seaver, farmer and legislator
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