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Juneau, Wisconsin
Downtown Juneau
Downtown Juneau
Location of Juneau in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Location of Juneau in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,814
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,668
 • Density 1,617.95/sq mi (624.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
53039
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-38675
GNIS feature ID 1567322
Website City of Juneau
JuneauWisconsinDOTSign
Population sign on WIS 26

Juneau is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,814 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dodge County.

History

Juneau is named after its founder, the Metis Paul Juneau, son of Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwaukee.

Geography

Juneau is located at 43°24′23″N 88°42′12″W / 43.40639°N 88.70333°W / 43.40639; -88.70333 (43.406251, -88.703399).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 300
1880 454 51.3%
1890 701 54.4%
1900 891 27.1%
1910 1,003 12.6%
1920 1,159 15.6%
1930 1,154 −0.4%
1940 1,301 12.7%
1950 1,444 11.0%
1960 1,718 19.0%
1970 2,043 18.9%
1980 2,045 0.1%
1990 2,157 5.5%
2000 2,485 15.2%
2010 2,814 13.2%
2019 (est.) 2,668 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,814 people, 852 households, and 561 families living in the city. The population density was 1,675.0 inhabitants per square mile (646.7/km2). There were 924 housing units at an average density of 550.0 per square mile (212.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 3.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.1% of the population.

There were 852 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.1% male and 43.9% female.

Transportation

Major highways

Wisconsin Highway 26 runs through the city's downtown area.

Airport

General aviation in the area is served by the Dodge County Airport (KUNU), located just north of Juneau.

Education

DodgelandHighSchoolWisconsinWIS26
Dodgeland High School

Dodgeland High School is the area's public high school. The school is part of the Dodgeland School District. St. Johns Lutheran School serves students through grade 8.

Notable people

  • Hiram Barber, Jr., U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Byron Buffington, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
  • Jesse A. Canniff, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
  • Eugene A. Clifford, Wisconsin State Senator
  • John W. DeGroff, Wisconsin State Senator
  • Robert Goetsch, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
  • Eli Hawks, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and mayor of Juneau
  • Addie Joss, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who grew up in Juneau
  • Narcisse M. Juneau, Wisconsin Assemblyman and brother of Paul Juneau
  • Martin L. Lueck, politician and judge
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