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Pepin, Wisconsin
Village
Part of Pepin's business district
Part of Pepin's business district
Location of Pepin, Wisconsin
Location of Pepin, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Pepin
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 837
 • Estimate (2012) 814
 • Density 1,195.7/sq mi (461.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
Website http://pepinwisconsin.org/

Pepin is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Pepin.

History

By the mid-17th century, the French had begun to send expeditions into Wisconsin via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River. King Louis XIII of France is believed to have granted a huge piece of land in the Upper Mississippi River Valley to two brothers, Etiene Pepin de la Fond and Guillaume dit Tranchemontagne. Two of Guillaume’s sons, Pierre Pepin and Jean Pepin du Cardonnets, later explored and traded in this area, and their surname became attached to the lake, and ultimately to the village and the county.

Geography

Pepin is located at 44°26′33″N 92°8′52″W / 44.4425°N 92.14778°W / 44.4425; -92.14778 (44.442724, -92.147884).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 369
1900 407 10.3%
1910 397 −2.5%
1920 555 39.8%
1930 603 8.6%
1940 754 25.0%
1950 840 11.4%
1960 825 −1.8%
1970 747 −9.5%
1980 890 19.1%
1990 873 −1.9%
2000 878 0.6%
2010 837 −4.7%
Est. 2015 795 −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 837 people, 399 households, and 226 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,195.7 inhabitants per square mile (461.7/km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 700.0 per square mile (270.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 399 households of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the village was 53.9 years. 14.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 878 people, 381 households, and 241 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,238.1 people per square mile (477.5/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 606.4 per square mile (233.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.29% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races.

There were 381 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the village, the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,319, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,393 versus $22,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,755. About 2.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


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