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Viola, Wisconsin
Village
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Viola Community Center
Location of Viola in Richland (lower right) and Vernon (upper left) Counties, Wisconsin.
Location of Viola in Richland (lower right) and Vernon (upper left) Counties, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Richland, Vernon
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
764 ft (233 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 699
 • Estimate 
(2019)
662
 • Density 664.66/sq mi (256.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-82900
GNIS feature ID 1576108
Website http://www.vi.viola.wi.gov/

Viola is a village in Richland (mostly) and Vernon Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, United States. The population was 699 at the 2010 census. Of this, 477 were in Richland County, and 222 were in Vernon County.

Geography

Viola is located at 43°30′27″N 90°40′13″W / 43.50750°N 90.67028°W / 43.50750; -90.67028 (43.507552, -90.670178).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which, 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The zip code is 54664.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 432
1910 671 55.3%
1920 858 27.9%
1930 699 −18.5%
1940 825 18.0%
1950 785 −4.8%
1960 721 −8.2%
1970 659 −8.6%
1980 696 5.6%
1990 644 −7.5%
2000 667 3.6%
2010 699 4.8%
Est. 2019 662 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 699 people, 279 households, and 184 families living in the village. The population density was 699.0 inhabitants per square mile (269.9/km2). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 331.0 per square mile (127.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 279 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

Education

  • The Kickapoo High School is the local public high school.

Notable people

  • Frank J. Cosgrove, Wisconsin politician, farmer, and businessman, was born in Viola.
  • Robert H. DeLap, Wisconsin politician, soldier, and physician, lived in Viola.
  • Russel B. Nye, educator, historian and 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was born in Viola.
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