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Pulaski, Wisconsin
Village
Nickname(s): 
Polka Capital of the World!
Location of Pulaski in Brown County, Wisconsin.
Location of Pulaski in Brown County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°40′9″N 88°14′13″W / 44.66917°N 88.23694°W / 44.66917; -88.23694Coordinates: 44°40′9″N 88°14′13″W / 44.66917°N 88.23694°W / 44.66917; -88.23694
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Brown, Shawano, Oconto
Area
 • Total 2.88 sq mi (7.45 km2)
 • Land 2.84 sq mi (7.35 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
807 ft (246 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,539
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,721
 • Density 1,311.13/sq mi (506.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-65675
GNIS feature ID 1581840

Pulaski is a village in Brown, Oconto, and Shawano counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 3,539 at the 2010 census. Of this, 3,321 were in Brown County, 218 in Shawano County, and none in Oconto County.

The Brown and Oconto County portions of Pulaski are part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The village was named after the Polish Revolutionary War general Kazimierz Pułaski, who was responsible for creating America's first cavalry.

Geography

Pulaski is located at 44°40′9″N 88°14′13″W / 44.66917°N 88.23694°W / 44.66917; -88.23694 (44.669220, -88.236994). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.77 square miles (7.17 km2), of which, 2.73 square miles (7.07 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water. Most of the village is located in Brown County, with only small portions extending north into Oconto County and west into Shawano County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 436
1920 718 64.7%
1930 839 16.9%
1940 979 16.7%
1950 1,210 23.6%
1960 1,540 27.3%
1970 1,717 11.5%
1980 1,875 9.2%
1990 2,200 17.3%
2000 3,060 39.1%
2010 3,539 15.7%
2019 (est.) 3,721 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,539 people, 1,418 households, and 934 families living in the village. The population density was 1,296.3 inhabitants per square mile (500.5/km2). There were 1,525 housing units at an average density of 558.6 per square mile (215.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 1,418 households, of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% 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 3.07.

The median age in the village was 33.6 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Recreation

Pulaski is host to the annual "Pulaski Polka Days", one of the largest festivals dedicated to the Polish in the United States. The festival draws polka bands from around the country. It closes with a Polka Day parade and traditional Polka Catholic Mass.

Notable people

  • Gary Drzewiecki, businessman, was born in Pulaski.
  • Harry Rozmiarek, veterinarian, was born in Pulaski.
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