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Genoa, Wisconsin
Welcome sign and downtown
Welcome sign and downtown
Location of Genoa in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Genoa in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Vernon
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 253
 • Estimate 
(2019)
261
 • Density 731.09/sq mi (281.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
54632
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-28650
GNIS feature ID 1565460
GenoaWisconsinSignWIS35
DOT sign along WIS 35

Genoa is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 253 at the 2010 census. The village is within the Town of Genoa. There is also a village named Genoa City, Wisconsin.

Geography

Genoa is located at 43°34′26″N 91°13′35″W / 43.57389°N 91.22639°W / 43.57389; -91.22639 (43.574155, -91.226494).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), of which, 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 150
1890 185 23.3%
1900 219 18.4%
1910 267 21.9%
1920 304 13.9%
1930 351 15.5%
1940 339 −3.4%
1950 340 0.3%
1960 325 −4.4%
1970 305 −6.2%
1980 283 −7.2%
1990 266 −6.0%
2000 263 −1.1%
2010 253 −3.8%
2019 (est.) 261 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 253 people, 110 households, and 73 families residing in the village. The population density was 843.3 inhabitants per square mile (325.6/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 1.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 110 households, of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 43.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Economy

The La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor is in Genoa. It was shut down in 1987 and decommissioned. The Genoa Generating Station is now located at the site.

Education

The De Soto Area Schools serves Genoa, Wisconsin.

Transportation

Bus service towards La Crosse or Prairie du Chien is provided three times daily per direction by Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit.

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