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Fennimore, Wisconsin
Downtown Fennimore on US 18/US 61
Downtown Fennimore on US 18/US 61
Location of Fennimore in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fennimore in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Grant
Area
 • Total 1.73 sq mi (4.47 km2)
 • Land 1.73 sq mi (4.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,194 ft (364 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,497
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,456
 • Density 1,423.77/sq mi (549.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-25600
GNIS feature ID 1564906

Fennimore is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,497 at the 2010 census. The city's area was separated from the Town of Fennimore, which remains as an adjacent rural area.

History

Fennimore was named for a settler who disappeared during the Black Hawk War. It was previously also known as Fennimore Center.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 295
1890 616 108.8%
1900 1,035 68.0%
1910 1,159 12.0%
1920 1,383 19.3%
1930 1,341 −3.0%
1940 1,592 18.7%
1950 1,696 6.5%
1960 1,747 3.0%
1970 1,861 6.5%
1980 2,212 18.9%
1990 2,378 7.5%
2000 2,387 0.4%
2010 2,497 4.6%
2019 (est.) 2,456 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,497 people, 1,053 households, and 647 families living in the city. The population density was 1,541.4 inhabitants per square mile (595.1/km2). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 706.8 per square mile (272.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 1,053 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

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Education

  • The main campus and offices of the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are in Fennimore.

Notable people

  • Joshua B. Bradbury, Wisconsin legislator
  • David A. Brandemuehl, Wisconsin legislator
  • Richard Kreul, Wisconsin legislator
  • William A. Loy, Wisconsin legislator
  • Edward J. Roethe, Wisconsin legislator
  • Henry Edgar Roethe, Wisconsin legislator
  • Eugene Rowell, NFL player
  • Luke Swan, football player and coach
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