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Sturtevant, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Sturtevant in Racine County, Wisconsin.
Location of Sturtevant in Racine County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Racine
Area
 • Total 4.11 sq mi (10.63 km2)
 • Land 4.10 sq mi (10.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,970
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,652
 • Density 1,620.86/sq mi (625.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-77925
GNIS feature ID 1575001

Sturtevant is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,970 at the 2010 census.

History

Sturtevant was originally known as Parkersville, after the Parker family, early settlers in the area. Other former names for Sturtevant are Western Union Junction and Corliss. The name Corliss referred to the Brown Corliss Engine Company of Milwaukee. The name Sturtevant was selected in 1923, when the B. F. Sturtevant company relocated to the village from Massachusetts.

Geography

Sturtevant is located at 42°41′56″N 87°53′57″W / 42.69889°N 87.89917°W / 42.69889; -87.89917 (42.698819, -87.899202).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.19 square miles (10.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 525
1920 564 7.4%
1930 746 32.3%
1940 803 7.6%
1950 1,176 46.5%
1960 1,488 26.5%
1970 3,376 126.9%
1980 4,130 22.3%
1990 3,803 −7.9%
2000 5,287 39.0%
2010 6,970 31.8%
2019 (est.) 6,652 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
SturtevantWaterTower
Distribution warehouses are a common sight along the western side of Sturtevant

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,970 people, 2,103 households, and 1,373 families living in the village. The population density was 1,663.5 inhabitants per square mile (642.3/km2). There were 2,240 housing units at an average density of 534.6 per square mile (206.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 78.8% White, 15.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 2,103 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 35.8 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 61.7% male and 38.3% female.

Transportation

Railways

Sturtevant was a junction between two main lines of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. The Chicago & Milwaukee (C&M) line ran north–south and the Racine & Southwestern Line (Southwestern Line) ran east–west. In 1985 the Canadian Pacific Railway, through its subsidiary Soo Line, acquired the Milwaukee Road and continued operation over these tracks. Service on the former Southwestern Line goes west only as far as Kansasville. Amtrak also passes through Sturtevant, serving Racine, Kenosha and the southern Milwaukee suburbs from a station on Wisconsin Highway 20 to the north.

Airport

Sturtevant is served by the Sylvania Airport (C89).

Sturtevant Transitional Facility

The 300-bed Sturtevant Transitional Faciity (STF), designed to provide offender reintegration to the community and accountability for offenders, provides Alternatives to Revocation (ATR), Work Release, and Community Service programs, and acts as a holding facility, similar to a county jail. STF has two security levels, minimum and maximum, with a 150-bed capacity each.

Points of interest

  • Western Union Junction Railroad Museum
  • Sturtevant Amtrak Station


Education

Sturtevant is part of the Racine Unified School District. Most areas are zoned to Schulte Elementary School, while some are zoned to West Ridge Elementary School. All residents are zoned to Mitchell K-8 School and Case High School.

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