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Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin
Location of Shorewood Hills in Dane County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)|
|• Land||0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||889 ft (271 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,513.82/sq mi (970.84/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1574072|
Shorewood Hills is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in 1927. The population was 2,169 at the 2020 census. Entirely surrounded by the city of Madison and Lake Mendota, it is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Shorewood Hills is located at(43.078562, -89.445332).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.
The village is bounded on the east by the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, on the south by University Avenue, on the west by the Indian Hills neighborhood of Madison and on the north by Lake Mendota.
Shorewood Hills is served by the Shorewood Hills Police Department. Prior to 2014, the Shorewood Hills Fire Department provided fire and emergency medical services to the village. Starting in 2014, a contract with the city of Madison was established, in which the Madison Fire Department began providing these services to the village of Shorewood Hills.
As of the census of 2020, there were 2,277 people, 950 households, and 625 families living in the village. The population density was 1,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (755.3/km2). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 825.0 per square mile (318.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 76.3% White, 2.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 9.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population. 11.2% of the population were born outside of the United States .
The median family income is $123,200 (mean of $206,570). 65.4% of village residents possess a graduate or professional degree and 90% have attained a bachelor's degree. This ranks the village 6th in the US in the "Average Education Index" (American Community Survey) among all cities with a population over 1,000, ahead of Stanford, CA and Chevy Chase, MD.
There were 950 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.5% had a male householder with no wife present. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the village was 40.3 years. 22.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 51.5% female.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,565 people, 620 households, and 478 families living in the village. The population density was 1,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (755.3/km2). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 825.0 per square mile (318.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.2% White, 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 620 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the village was 48.4 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 35.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
Points of interest
Shorewood Hills' Blackhawk Country Club has several well-preserved effigy mounds on its golf greens, including several linear mounds, as well as a bear-shaped mound and a large goose-shaped mound. These mounds are believed to have been built by Mound Building people between 500 and 1500 AD.
The Radiation Center, the first private medical center to treat cancer patients with a betatron, was opened by Dr. O. Arthur Stiennon in 1957 in Doctors' Park at 2716 Marshall Court. In 1993, the facility was demolished and a Ronald McDonald House was erected on the site.
Shorewood Hills Elementary School (SHES), located near the center of the village, serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade, with an enrollment of approximately 500. It has three playgrounds, after-school programs, and a recreation program. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
- Thomas D. Brock, discoverer of thermophilic bacteria that led to the development of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
- Suzy Favor Hamilton, middle-distance runner.
- Eric Heiden and Beth Heiden, who won medals for speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Heiden siblings also achieved success in cycling. They were raised in Shorewood Hills and the skating rink in the village contains a recreational facility, the "Heiden Haus", named after the Heiden family.
- Howard Temin, discovered reverse transcriptase for which he shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
In Spanish: Shorewood Hills (Wisconsin) para niños
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