Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Summary

Mukwonago /mʌˈkwɒnəɡ/ is a village in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 8,262 at the 2020 census. The village is located mostly within the Town of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, with a small portion extending into the Town of East Troy in Walworth County. Of its population, 8,040 are in Waukesha County and 222 are in Walworth County.

Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Nickname(s): 
"Place of the Bear"
Location of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°53′8″N 88°22′5″W / 42.88556°N 88.36806°W / 42.88556; -88.36806Coordinates: 42°53′8″N 88°22′5″W / 42.88556°N 88.36806°W / 42.88556; -88.36806
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWaukesha, Walworth
Area
 • Total8.22 sq mi (21.30 km2)
 • Land8.03 sq mi (20.79 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
Population
 • Total8,262
 • Estimate 
(2020)
8,142
 • Density1,003.74/sq mi (387.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
53149
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-55075[4]
GNIS feature ID1570017[2]
Websitevillageofmukwonago.com
Mukwonago Water Tower in the process of being re-painted (2019)

HistoryEdit

The area was originally a Native American village and the tribal seat of the Bear Clan of the Potawatomi Indians. The name "Mukwonago" is derived from "mequanego" which translates to bear's den. The spelling "Mukwonago" was adopted in 1844 because of the similarity to nearby Mequon. Many of the streets and roads are named after the city's founders, such as Ira Blood, Major Jessie Meacham, Sewall Andrews, and Thomas Sugden.[5][6]

GeographyEdit

Mukwonago is located at 42°51′52″N 88°19′50″W / 42.864557°N 88.330619°W / 42.864557; -88.330619 (42.864557, -88.330619).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.11 square miles (21.00 km2), of which, 7.90 square miles (20.46 km2) of it is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) is water.[8]

It is situated at the southwestern flank of the sprawling Vernon Marsh, and encircles Upper and Lower Phantom Lake(s). The lakes lie midway along the Mukwonago River from its source springs to its meeting with the Fox River, which travels further southeast through Big Bend and beyond. Upper (110 Acres) and Lower Phantom (373 Acres) Lakes are part of the Village of Mukwonago, managed by Phantom Lakes Management District (PhantomLakes.us).

ClimateEdit

Mukwonago has a hot summer and a cold winter (Köppen classification) humid continental climate.

Climate data for Mukwonago, Wisconsin (all records)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14)
66
(19)
82
(28)
91
(33)
93
(34)
100
(38)
109
(43)
101
(38)
101
(38)
88
(31)
77
(25)
68
(20)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 28
(−2)
32
(0)
43
(6)
56
(13)
68
(20)
78
(26)
82
(28)
80
(27)
73
(23)
60
(16)
45
(7)
32
(0)
56
(14)
Source: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/53149

DemographicsEdit

 
Upper Phantom Lake, Looking southwest. Photo taken in late August.
 
Interstate 43 at Mukwonago
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880239
189035649.0%
1910615
192069713.3%
193084621.4%
19408551.1%
19501,20741.2%
19601,87755.5%
19702,36726.1%
19804,01469.6%
19904,46411.2%
20006,16238.0%
20107,35519.4%
20208,26212.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 censusEdit

At the 2020 census there were 8,262 people, 3,126 households, and 2,021 families living in the village. The population density was 931.0 inhabitants per square mile (359.5/km2). There were 3,474 housing units at an average density of 533.3 per square mile (206.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 89.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.0% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0%.[10]

Of the 3,126 households, 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no spouse present, 1.5% had a male householder with no spouse present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.1% of households were one person and 12.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.30. [11]

The median age in the village was 40.3 years; 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.0% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female. [12]


2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 7,355 people, 2,923 households, and 2,003 families living in the village. The population density was 931.0 inhabitants per square mile (359.5/km2). There were 3,104 housing units at an average density of 392.9 per square mile (151.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2%.[3]

Of the 2,923 households 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.6% of households were one person and 10.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 37.9 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.


EducationEdit

The public schools serving Mukwonago are Mukwonago High School, Park View Middle School, Rolling Hills Elementary, Section Elementary, Big Bend Elementary, Eagleville Elementary, Prairie View Elementary, Clarendon Avenue Elementary, and Norris Academy.

Private schools include Mukwonago Baptist Academy, and St. John's Lutheran School.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Origin of Mukwonago, Wisconsin
  6. ^ Town of Mukwonago, Wisconsin-History
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mukwonago village, WI - U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  11. ^ "Census Table S1101 - Households and Families". The Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Census Bureau Table S0101 - Age and Sex". The Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Village of Mukwonago