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Wyocena, Wisconsin
Location of Wyocena in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
Location of Wyocena in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Columbia
Area
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 768
 • Estimate 
(2019)
725
 • Density 505.58/sq mi (195.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-89325
GNIS feature ID 1577066

Wyocena is a village in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 768 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Wyocena. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A tornado struck the village on April 25, 2008 destroying several homes.

Geography

Wyocena is located at 43°29′39″N 89°18′33″W / 43.49417°N 89.30917°W / 43.49417; -89.30917 (43.494319, -89.309191).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2), of which, 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2) of it is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.

Highways

Wyocena is served by Wis 16 and Wis 22. Wis 16 heads east to Columbus and west to Poynette and Portage. Wis 22 heads north to Pardeeville and Montello and south to US Route 51 at North Leeds. Wis 22 South is the most direct way to get to Madison via US 51 South.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 101
1870 270
1880 219 −18.9%
1910 425
1920 425 0.0%
1930 490 15.3%
1940 706 44.1%
1950 714 1.1%
1960 747 4.6%
1970 809 8.3%
1980 548 −32.3%
1990 620 13.1%
2000 668 7.7%
2010 768 15.0%
2019 (est.) 725 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 768 people, 271 households, and 170 families living in the village. The population density was 540.8 inhabitants per square mile (208.8/km2). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 208.5 per square mile (80.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 271 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the village was 43.5 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Notable people

  • Lynn N. Coapman, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Edgar S. Coolidge, Vermont State Representative
  • Russel C. Falconer, Wisconsin State Senator
  • Glenn M. Wise, Wisconsin Secretary of State

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