Poynette, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location of Poynette in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||2.59 sq mi (6.72 km2)|
|• Land||2.57 sq mi (6.65 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||840 ft (256 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||977.41/sq mi (377.34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||608 Exchange: 635|
|GNIS feature ID||1571865|
Poynette was named after Pierre Paquette (1796–1836), one of the early fur traders and settlers of south central Wisconsin. Paquette's name was misread because of a slip of a pen, and read as Poynette. The community was incorporated in 1892.
The Village of Poynette is located in Sections 34 and 35 of the Town of Dekorra (T 11 N, R 9 E), at(43.392, -89.401).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.58 square miles (6.68 km2), of which, 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,528 people, 1,046 households, and 670 families living in the village. The population density was 991.4 inhabitants per square mile (382.8/km2). There were 1,122 housing units at an average density of 440.0 per square mile (169.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 1,046 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the village was 36.8 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
Poynette is served by the Poynette School District, which includes Poynette High School, Poynette Middle School and Arlington Elementary Schools.
- Augustus O. Dole, Wisconsin State Representative
- Elmer E. Haight, Wisconsin State Representative and postmaster at Poynette
- Hugh Pierce Jamieson, Wisconsin State Representative
- Wesley L. Packard, Wisconsin State Representative
- Harry Luman Russell, educator
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