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Spring Green, Wisconsin
Location of Spring Green in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Location of Spring Green in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Sauk
 • Total 1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Land 1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
725 ft (221 m)
 • Total 1,628
 • Estimate 
 • Density 982.63/sq mi (379.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-76050
GNIS feature ID 1574650
The Hillside Home School by Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin

Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,628 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Spring Green.


Spring Green is located at 43°10′38″N 90°04′02″W / 43.177268°N 90.067277°W / 43.177268; -90.067277 (43.177268, -90.067277).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.80 square miles (4.66 km2), all of it land. The Wisconsin River runs along the southern edge of the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 422
1880 450 6.6%
1890 625 38.9%
1900 621 −0.6%
1910 730 17.6%
1920 690 −5.5%
1930 779 12.9%
1940 868 11.4%
1950 1,064 22.6%
1960 1,146 7.7%
1970 1,199 4.6%
1980 1,265 5.5%
1990 1,283 1.4%
2000 1,444 12.5%
2010 1,628 12.7%
2019 (est.) 1,641 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,628 people, 690 households, and 433 families living in the village. The population density was 904.4 inhabitants per square mile (349.2/km2). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 418.3 per square mile (161.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 690 households, of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the village was 42.5 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

Spring Green and Frank Lloyd Wright

The world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in nearby Richland Center, Wisconsin, studied in Madison, Wisconsin, and spent summers and other times near Spring Green with his mother’s family, the Lloyd-Joneses of Wyoming Valley. He became identified with Spring Green when he built the first Taliesin (studio) nearby in 1911 after leaving his Oak Park, Illinois family, home, and studio with the wife of an erstwhile client. On the other hand, some Spring Green craftsmen were among Wright’s trusted and lifelong favorites. Taliesin was continuously rebuilt over the years and became a local landmark. Wright was buried in the Lloyd-Jones family cemetery next to Unity Chapel near Taliesin and Spring Green from his death in 1959 until 1985, when his remains were controversially removed after the death of his third wife and widow, cremated and reinterred in Arizona. Especially in the past several decades, growing worldwide appreciation of Wright’s legacy has brought increased attention as well as tourism to the Spring Green area. Architects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, along with Wright-trained architects native to the area, have designed numerous homes and commercial and civic buildings in Spring Green and the surrounding area.


Notable residents

  • Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
  • Anne Baxter, Academy Award-winning actress
  • Evan Alfred Evans, United States federal court judge
  • Isaac C. Evans, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Fred Gerber, Jr., South Dakota State Representative
  • Carie Graves, Olympic gold medalist, head coach of the Harvard Crimson and Texas Longhorns women's crew teams
  • Richard Haas, muralist
  • Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Unitarian missionary and minister
  • Randall Duk Kim, actor
  • Robert McCutchin, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Jane Peyton, actress
  • John J. Sliter, Minnesota State Representative
  • Anthony Weston, philosopher
  • Alonzo Wilcox, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, architect and builder of Taliesin

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