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Mayville, Wisconsin
Location of Mayville in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Location of Mayville in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778Coordinates: 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 3.37 sq mi (8.72 km2)
 • Land 3.25 sq mi (8.43 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,154
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,890
 • Density 1,502.77/sq mi (580.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
53050
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-50200
GNIS feature ID 1569151
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Park Pavilion building along the Rock River in Mayville, Wisconsin

Mayville is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, located along the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh. The population was 5,154 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Mayville is located at 43°29′49″N 88°32′52″W / 43.49694°N 88.54778°W / 43.49694; -88.54778 (43.497044, -88.547871).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.28 square miles (8.50 km2), of which, 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,051
1890 1,165 10.8%
1900 1,815 55.8%
1910 2,282 25.7%
1920 3,011 31.9%
1930 2,521 −16.3%
1940 2,754 9.2%
1950 3,010 9.3%
1960 3,607 19.8%
1970 4,139 14.7%
1980 4,333 4.7%
1990 4,374 0.9%
2000 4,902 12.1%
2010 5,154 5.1%
2019 (est.) 4,890 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,155 people, 2,172 households, and 1,404 families living in the city. The population density was 1,625.9 inhabitants per square mile (627.8/km2). There were 2,321 housing units at an average density of 732.2 per square mile (282.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 2,172 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

History

Mayville was platted in 1845, by the May brothers and others, and named for the former. A post office has been in operation at Mayville since 1847. The city was incorporated in 1885.

Arts and culture

Mayville hosts an annual "Audubon Days" festival the first full weekend of October. Audubon Days is a culmination of Mayville's historic German roots, with festivities that include bed races, the "Taste of Mayville" food tent, duck races, a parade, kids games/crafts and live music.

From July 29 to August 2, 2009, Mayville hosted the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Class A state tournament at Fireman's Field in Mayville. Fireman's field is widely considered to be one of the finest baseball parks in Wisconsin.

Fireman's field is maintained by the city of Mayville, and has become a destination for many high profiled sporting events. These events include the aforementioned 2009 Wisconsin American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Mayville was also named one of the four sectional sites for the WIAA Division 2 State Baseball Playoffs. Fireman's Field was also host the 2010 Junior State Legion Baseball Tournament.

Economy

Mayville is home to several large manufacturing facilities, including plants operated by TAB Products, Mayvile Die and Tool, Mayville Products Corporation, Metalcraft, Mayville Engineering Company, Affiliated Products, RCI Engineering and Gleason Reel, a subsidiary of Hubbell Corporation. Dairy farming and other agricultural activities also comprise an important part of the local economy.

Notable people

  • State Representative Albert B. Barney.
  • State Senator Byron Barwig.
  • U.S. Representative Charles Barwig.
  • State Senator Ezra A. Bowen.
  • State Representative Arthur Delaney
  • State Representative Hermann R. Fehland.
  • State Representative Elmer L. Genzmer.
  • State Representative Rick Gudex
  • State Senator Oscar Clark Hathaway.
  • MLB player Bert Husting.
  • U.S. Senator Paul O. Husting.
  • State Representative Charles E. Kite.
  • Reverend and State Representative John Herman Koch.
  • U.S. Representative Edward Sauerhering.
  • Comic book artist, actor, writer, director and film producer Rob Schrab grew up in Mayville.
  • State Representative Henry Spiering

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