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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 9,468
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,744
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,901
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $123,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station REEDSBURG
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
Station WISCONSIN DELLS
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
Station BARABOO
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cazenovia 407 $60,417
La Valle 409 $60,625
Lime Ridge 203 $37,188
Loganville 269 $71,563
North Freedom 616 $51,500
Rock Springs 386 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Reedsburg Public Libraries

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

REEDSBURG AREA MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2000 N DEWEY AVE
(608) 524-6487
Emergency Service: Yes

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Reedsburg High Schools

REEDSBURG AREA HI
1100 S ALBERT AVE
608-524-4327
Serves 874 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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