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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Location of New Lisbon in Juneau County, Wisconsin.
Location of New Lisbon in Juneau County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Juneau
Area
 • Total 2.92 sq mi (7.57 km2)
 • Land 2.73 sq mi (7.08 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
896 ft (273 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,554
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,546
 • Density 931.58/sq mi (359.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-56900
GNIS feature ID 1570225

New Lisbon is a city in Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,554 at the 2010 census.

Geography

New Lisbon is located at 43°52′37″N 90°9′57″W / 43.87694°N 90.16583°W / 43.87694; -90.16583 (43.877032, -90.165908).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), of which, 2.72 square miles (7.04 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.

Airport

New Lisbon is serviced by the Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport (82C). The airport is joint owned with Mauston.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,221
1880 1,024 −16.1%
1890 990 −3.3%
1900 1,014 2.4%
1910 1,074 5.9%
1920 994 −7.4%
1930 1,076 8.2%
1940 1,215 12.9%
1950 1,482 22.0%
1960 1,337 −9.8%
1970 1,361 1.8%
1980 1,390 2.1%
1990 1,491 7.3%
2000 1,436 −3.7%
2010 2,554 77.9%
2019 (est.) 2,546 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

New Lisbon WI Water Tower
New Lisbon's Water Tower from Interstate 90

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,554 people, 631 households, and 360 families living in the city. The population density was 939.0 inhabitants per square mile (362.5/km2). There were 720 housing units at an average density of 264.7 per square mile (102.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.2% White, 14.6% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 631 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% 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 3.00.

The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 15.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 38.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 69.1% male and 30.9% female.

Economy

In 2004, the New Lisbon Correctional Institution, a medium-security state prison, was built in the city.

Notable residents

  • Marc Andreessen, creator of the first web browser, grew up in New Lisbon
  • Linda Balgord, Broadway performer
  • John M. Barlow, Wisconsin State Representative
  • William H. Barnes, Wisconsin State Representative
  • William H. H. Cash, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Alvina Krause, Northwestern University drama teacher
  • H. J. Mortensen, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Henry F. C. Nichols, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Kurtwood Smith, actor, most notably played Red Forman on That '70s Show
  • Jarrod Washburn, former MLB pitcher
  • Dwight A. York, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in New Lisbon
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