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Dresser, Wisconsin
Location of Dresser in Polk County, Wisconsin.
Location of Dresser in Polk County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Polk
 • Total 1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Land 1.90 sq mi (4.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
928 ft (283 m)
 • Total 895
 • Estimate 
 • Density 456.99/sq mi (176.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-20850
GNIS feature ID 1564104

Dresser is a village in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 895 at the 2010 census.


The community has the name of Samuel B. Dresser, an early settler.


Dresser is located at 45°21′26″N 92°38′4″W / 45.35722°N 92.63444°W / 45.35722; -92.63444 (45.357187, -92.634513).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 285
1940 294 3.2%
1950 365 24.1%
1960 498 36.4%
1970 533 7.0%
1980 670 25.7%
1990 614 −8.4%
2000 732 19.2%
2010 895 22.3%
2019 (est.) 866 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 895 people, 361 households, and 231 families living in the village. The population density was 461.3 inhabitants per square mile (178.1/km2). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 196.9 per square mile (76.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 361 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 34.6 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.


Dresser is home to the Traprock Quarry, Trollhaugen Ski/Snowboard Area, F&A Dairy, and a UFE Manufacturing plant. The village also has a gas station, Ward's Bar, the Village Pizzeria restaurant, Traprock Inn restaurant, Jones Automotive (auto repair), library, elementary school, and several little parks. It is the home of Tenere, Inc., a manufacturing company owned by a private equity firm.

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