Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Introduction to Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Reedsburg, Wisconsin, in Sauk county, is 43 miles NW of Madison, Wisconsin and 110 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city’s population is approximately 7,827.

Reedsburg History

James Babb was the first white settler in the area now known as Reedsburg. Babb registered his land claim in 1848. The original inhabitants of the area were the Winnebago Native Americans. The city was named in honor of early settler David C. Reed, who built a sawmill in this area. President John Kennedy visited the area to campaign for his presidency during the 1960 Wisconsin Primary.

Reedsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Natural Bridge State Park
  • Bay of Dreams Indoor Waterpark
  • Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park
  • Circus World Museum
  • Mirror Lake State Park

Things To Do In Reedsburg

Reedsburg is home to a number of parks, including Stone Park, Nishan Park, Webb Park, Ramsey Park, Reed Park, Oak Park and South Park. The Norman Rockwell Museum, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum and the Circus World Museum are all accessible from Reedsburg as well. Local celebrations include the Butter Festival, held every June, and the Wings & Wheels Blues Festival, held every August.

Reedsburg Transportation

Flights are available from Dane County Regional Airport.

Reedsburg Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Technical College are nearby.

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High Points

Reedsburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 16% Reedsburg Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Comparing Reedsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5

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Reedsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NW of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Sauk
Standard Zip Codes 53959
Company Zip Codes 53958
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.532
Longitude -90.002

Reedsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
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Reedsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,827 100%
Male 3,768 48.1%
Female 4,059 51.9%
Under 18 2,093 26.7%
18+ 5,734 73.3%
65+ 1,266 16.2%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.01
White 7,627 97.4%
African-American 13 0.2%
Asian 15 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 62 0.8%
Other 48 0.6%
Mixed Race 61 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 124 1.6%

Estimated Reedsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,497
Growth 670
Growth % 8.6%

Reedsburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 50.7%
US/American 10.2%
Irish 9.3%
Norwegian 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
English 4.3%
Polish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3%
Swedish 1%
Italian 1%
Danish 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
European 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Reedsburg 7,827 $44,329
Cazenovia 326 $41,406
La Valle 326 $42,000
Lime Ridge 169 $41,000
Loganville 276 $38,250
North Freedom 649 $41,818
Rock Springs 425 $51,071

Reedsburg Public Libraries

Reedsburg Public Library
370 VINE ST.
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
(608) 524-3316
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Reedsburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(608) 524-6487
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 874 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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