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Stoddard, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Stoddard on WIS 35
Downtown Stoddard on WIS 35
Location of Stoddard in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Stoddard in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Vernon
Area
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 774
 • Estimate 
(2019)
830
 • Density 1,302.98/sq mi (502.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
54658
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-77550
GNIS feature ID 1574912

Stoddard is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 774 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Stoddard is located at 43°39′46″N 91°13′11″W / 43.66278°N 91.21972°W / 43.66278; -91.21972 (43.662889, -91.219745).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), of which, 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2) of it is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 343
1920 305 −11.1%
1930 316 3.6%
1940 368 16.5%
1950 459 24.7%
1960 552 20.3%
1970 750 35.9%
1980 762 1.6%
1990 775 1.7%
2000 815 5.2%
2010 774 −5.0%
Est. 2019 830 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 774 people, 335 households, and 221 families living in the village. The population density was 1,121.7 inhabitants per square mile (433.1/km2). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 562.3 per square mile (217.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 335 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the village was 40.6 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

History

Stoddard was founded as a farming community. It is notable as one of the few communities along the Mississippi River that was never a trading post or a riverboat stop. The river was originally one mile west of Stoddard, but when Lock and Dam No. 8 was built in 1937, the ensuing lake flooded the lowlands, literally bringing the river to the town.

Education

The De Soto Area Schools serve Stoddard.[1]

St. Matthew's Lutheran School is a grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Stoddard. Families from the church as well as from throughout the community attend. The school has four teachers, two pastors and four classrooms. St. Matthew's Preschool Program is available for children ages 3 and 4. The rest of the school serves grades K-8. Enrollment was 42 students as of 2019. St. Matthew's Panther Sports Camp began in 2017 and serves families from the church and the larger community each June.

Transportation

Bus service towards La Crosse or Prairie du Chien is provided three times daily per direction by Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit.

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