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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,515
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+4,913
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,402
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,713

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,091
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$700
Median House Value$128,200

Ancestry

German50.7%
Irish14%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11%
Norwegian8.2%
English6%
Polish3.9%
Swedish3.3%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.3%
Czech1.7%
Scottish1.1%
Canadian1%
Finnish0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Reedsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sauk County
Standard Zip Codes53959
Company Zip Codes53958
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.54
Approximate Longitude-89.98

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)

StationREEDSBURG
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationWISCONSIN DELLS
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp4 to 25 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.1 inches
StationBARABOO
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp2 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 57 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp33 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cazenovia411$62,857
La Valle356$63,750
Lime Ridge181$51,250
Loganville258$67,500
North Freedom665$55,313
Rock Springs385$51,563

Reedsburg Public Libraries

Reedsburg Public Library
370 VINE ST.
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
(608) 768-7323

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Reedsburg Hospitals

Reedsburg Area Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
2000 N Dewey Ave
(608) 524-6487

Reedsburg Public Schools

4k Community-based
401 Alexander Ave
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-4846
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Pineview Elementary
1121 8th St
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-4322
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Reedsburg Area High
1100 S Albert Ave
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-4327
High
Total Enrollment 832
South Elementary
420 Plum St
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-4306
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Webb Middle
707 N Webb Ave
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-2328
Middle
Total Enrollment 569
West Side Elementary
401 Alexander Ave
ZIP: 53959
(608) 524-4846
Primary
Total Enrollment 304

Reedsburg Private Schools

Reedsburg Christian School
809 Explorers Trl
ZIP: 53959
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Sacred Heart Catholic School
545 N Oak St
ZIP: 53959
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
St Peter's Lutheran School
345 N Pine St
ZIP: 53959
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
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