Eagle, Wisconsin

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Eagle, Wisconsin
Looking south in downtown Eagle
Looking south in downtown Eagle
Location of Eagle in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Eagle in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°52′39″N 88°28′18″W / 42.87750°N 88.47167°W / 42.87750; -88.47167Coordinates: 42°52′39″N 88°28′18″W / 42.87750°N 88.47167°W / 42.87750; -88.47167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWaukesha
Area
 • Total1.39 sq mi (3.61 km2)
 • Land1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total1,950
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
2,159
 • Density1,552.12/sq mi (599.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-21450[5]
GNIS feature ID1583112[2]
Websitevi.eagle.wi.gov

Eagle is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 1,950. The village is located within the Town of Eagle.

History[edit]

The town's name comes from an 1836 incident when pioneer Thomas Sugden and two companions, exploring the area, spotted what was described as "a monster bald-headed eagle... hovering and curving over a large mound" in the midst of the prairie.[6]

The village was struck by an EF2 tornado on the night of June 21, 2010. Tornado alert sirens in the area failed to sound prior to the strike. There were no fatalities, but there were several minor injuries. At least 2 homes were leveled to the ground by the tornado and several other homes had major damage.[7]

Geography[edit]

Eagle is located at 42°52′39″N 88°28′18″W / 42.87750°N 88.47167°W / 42.87750; -88.47167 (42.877595, -88.471918).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880292
1900324
19103394.6%
192039416.2%
1930392−0.5%
1940391−0.3%
195046017.6%
196062034.8%
197074520.2%
19801,00835.3%
19901,18217.3%
20001,70744.4%
20101,95014.2%
2019 (est.)2,159[4]10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,950 people, 684 households, and 536 families living in the village. The population density was 1,466.2 inhabitants per square mile (566.1/km2). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 529.3 per square mile (204.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 684 households, of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,707 people, 592 households, and 468 families living in the village. The population density was 1,346.5 people per square mile (519.0/km2). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 477.2 per square mile (183.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.49% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 3.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 592 households, out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 30 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 38.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,207, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $41,711 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,975. About 1.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Eagle is part of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District. The schools serving Eagle include Eagle Elementary School, Palmyra-Eagle Middle/High School.[11] On July 1, 2019, the school board of the Palmyra-Eagle School District voted to dissolve the district. The district cited a lack of funding necessary to continue operations past the 2019–2020 school year. Whether the district will be allowed to dissolve will be determined by the School District Boundary Appeal Board by January 15, 2020.[12]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States Chicago: Western Historical Society, 1880; p. 735
  7. ^ "Storm Prediction Center Storm Reports Page".
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Palmyra-Eagle Enrollment". Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  12. ^ Dohr, Bob. "The Palmyra-Eagle School Board has taken the next step toward dissolving the school district". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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