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Iron Ridge, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Iron Ridge
Downtown Iron Ridge
Location of Iron Ridge in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Location of Iron Ridge in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°23′57″N 88°31′52″W / 43.39917°N 88.53111°W / 43.39917; -88.53111Coordinates: 43°23′57″N 88°31′52″W / 43.39917°N 88.53111°W / 43.39917; -88.53111
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 929
 • Estimate 
(2019)
891
 • Density 1,327.87/sq mi (512.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-37150
GNIS feature ID 1566971
Website http://ironridge-wi.com/

Iron Ridge is a village in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 929 at the 2010 census. The village was founded on a railroad line, named for the iron mined in the area. Its ZIP code is 53035.

Geography

Iron Ridge is located at 43°23′57″N 88°31′52″W / 43.39917°N 88.53111°W / 43.39917; -88.53111 (43.399155, -88.530996).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), of which, 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 138
1920 287
1930 260 −9.4%
1940 273 5.0%
1950 341 24.9%
1960 419 22.9%
1970 480 14.6%
1980 766 59.6%
1990 887 15.8%
2000 998 12.5%
2010 929 −6.9%
2019 (est.) 891 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 929 people, 390 households, and 234 families living in the village. The population density was 1,366.2 inhabitants per square mile (527.5/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 601.5 per square mile (232.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 390 households, of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 38.3 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Butler Ridge Wind Farm

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Butler Ridge Wind Farm

Iron Ridge is the community in Dodge County closest to the Butler Ridge Wind Farm, a wind farm that contains 36 turbines that are 300 feet wide and 260 feet tall. It sits along the Niagara Escarpment, a ridge that originates in Ontario, runs through Wisconsin, and ends in Illinois. It was initially developed by Midwest Wind Energy, and then acquired by Babcock & Brown, which carried it through construction. After Babcock & Brown's liquidation in 2009, the wind farm was acquired by NextEra Energy Resources. Part of the power is sold to WPPI Energy.

Education

St. Matthew Lutheran School is a Christian 4K-8 school of the WELS in Iron Ridge.

Notable people

  • Roman Bentz, American football player, was born in Iron Ridge.
  • Herman J. F. Bilgrien, Wisconsin State Senator, was Chairman and Treasurer of Iron Ridge.
  • Harry Doxtader, Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Iron Ridge.
  • Jesse Peters, Wisconsin State Senator, was born in Iron Ridge.
  • H. Albert Wrucke, Wisconsin State Representative, was born near Iron Ridge.
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