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Fairwater, Wisconsin
Panorama looking north on WIS 44
Panorama looking north on WIS 44
Location of Fairwater in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fairwater in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County  Fond du Lac
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
948 ft (289 m)
 • Total 371
 • Estimate 
 • Density 485.71/sq mi (187.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-25075
GNIS feature ID 1564827

Fairwater is a village in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 371 at the 2010 census. The town of Metomen surrounds the village.


The community was founded around the water power of the Grand River in 1848 and was incorporated in 1921. The town prospered under a booming hemp economy spurred by the need for strong rope during World War I. Hemp brought direct income to Fairwater farmers, factory workers and the owners of the Fairwater Hemp Company. An efficient, eco-friendly production process used unwanted parts of the hemp plant to fuel the factory's steam power system. The Fairwater Hemp Company closed in 1931.


Fairwater is located at 43°44′28″N 88°52′8″W / 43.74111°N 88.86889°W / 43.74111; -88.86889 (43.741047, -88.868887).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 301
1940 293 −2.7%
1950 311 6.1%
1960 330 6.1%
1970 373 13.0%
1980 310 −16.9%
1990 302 −2.6%
2000 350 15.9%
2010 371 6.0%
2019 (est.) 357 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 371 people, 152 households, and 108 families living in the village. The population density was 501.4 inhabitants per square mile (193.6/km2). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 216.2 per square mile (83.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 3.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 152 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 38.9 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

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