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Vesper, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Vesper in Wood County, Wisconsin.
Location of Vesper in Wood County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Wood
Area
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 584
 • Estimate 
(2019)
548
 • Density 474.46/sq mi (183.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-82650
GNIS feature ID 1576070
Website http://www.villageofvesper.com/

Vesper is a village in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 584 at the 2010 census.

History

Vesper VFD
Vesper Vol. Fire Department

A post office called Vesper has been in operation since 1878. The village was named for vesper sparrows native to the area.

Geography

Vesper is located at 44°28′52″N 89°58′3″W / 44.48111°N 89.96750°W / 44.48111; -89.96750 (44.481016, -89.967423).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 342
1960 351 2.6%
1970 355 1.1%
1980 554 56.1%
1990 598 7.9%
2000 541 −9.5%
2010 584 7.9%
2019 (est.) 548 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 584 people, 246 households, and 160 families living in the village. The population density was 503.4 inhabitants per square mile (194.4/km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 227.6 per square mile (87.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 246 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the village was 36.4 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Notable people

  • Clifford R. Goldsworthy, Wisconsin State Representative, farmer, and businessman, lived in Vesper; Goldsworthy was the town chairman and postmaster in Vesper.
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