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Durand
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"On the Banks of the Chippewa"
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Durand is located in Wisconsin
Durand
Durand
Location in Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Pepin
Government
 • Type City Council
Area
 • Total 1.76 sq mi (4.55 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
721 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,931
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,800
 • Density 1,029.16/sq mi (397.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Standard
54736
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-21225
GNIS feature ID 1564195

Durand is the county seat of Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Situated on the banks of the Chippewa River approximately 15 miles (24 km) from its confluence with the Mississippi River, the city borders the Town of Durand. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 census.

History

The Durand area was first settled in 1856 when 21-year-old Miles Durand Prindle came up the river in a keel boat named the "Dutch Lady," and took government land on the site of the present city. Originally named Bear Creek, Durand was incorporated on April 12, 1887.

Geography

Durand is located at 44°37′42″N 91°57′42″W / 44.62833°N 91.96167°W / 44.62833; -91.96167 (44.628512, -91.961718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2), of which, 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 642
1890 1,154 79.8%
1900 1,458 26.3%
1910 1,503 3.1%
1920 1,517 0.9%
1930 1,590 4.8%
1940 1,858 16.9%
1950 1,961 5.5%
1960 2,039 4.0%
1970 2,103 3.1%
1980 2,047 −2.7%
1990 2,003 −2.1%
2000 1,968 −1.7%
2010 1,931 −1.9%
2020 (est.) 1,789 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,931 people, 838 households, and 509 families living in the city. The population density was 1,103.4 inhabitants per square mile (426.0/km2). There were 906 housing units at an average density of 517.7 per square mile (199.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 838 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Education

Durand MS/HS High School is the local public school.

During the early 1950s, consolidation of schools in Durand and environs resulted in some Catholic institutions serving as public schools, causing controversy and protests from Protestant residents based on the principle of "separation of church and state".

Notable people

  • James Allison - Wisconsin State Representative
  • Thomas Dreier - editor, writer, and publisher
  • Karl J. Goethel - Lawyer and legislator
  • Horace E. Houghton - Washington and Wisconsin state legislator
  • William H. Huntington - Wisconsin State Representative
  • John Morgan - Wisconsin State Representative
  • Helen Parkhurst - American educator
  • Robert L. Pierce - Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin
  • Samuel L. Plummer - Wisconsin State Representative
  • George E. Scott - Wisconsin State Senator
  • George Tarrant Sr. - Wisconsin State Representative and first mayor of Durand
  • Mamre H. Ward - Wisconsin State Representative

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