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Baldwin, Wisconsin

Baldwin, Wisconsin
Nickname(s): "The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin" [1]
Location of Baldwin, Wisconsin
Location of Baldwin, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County St. Croix
 • Total 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Land 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 3,957
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 3,960
 • Density 1,359.8/sq mi (525.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-04425[6]
GNIS feature ID 1582744[3]

Baldwin is a village in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,957 at the 2010 census, a growth rate of 48% from 2000.[7] The village is located partially within the Town of Baldwin.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • History 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Landmark 1905 "Red Church" just outside Baldwin

Baldwin is located at (44.964401, -92.373251).[8]

It is 30 miles (48 km) east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 40 miles (64 km) west of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), all of it land.[2]


2010 census

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 3,957 people, 1,572 households, and 1,006 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,359.8 inhabitants per square mile (525.0/km2). There were 1,724 housing units at an average density of 592.4 per square mile (228.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,572 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 32.3 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 19.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000 In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,216 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,748. About 3.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.


Baldwin was founded in 1871 by Dana Reed Bailey. It was first known as "Clarksville" after the railroad depot of the young town, but was later renamed Baldwin after the manager of the Western Wisconsin Railroad (Mr D. A. Baldwin), who was responsible for the railroad through the town.[11][12]

Notable people

  • Raymond A. Peabody, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and businessman, was born in Baldwin.[13]


  1. ^ "Baldwin, Wisconsin - The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin". Village of Baldwin. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  7. ^ "Baldwin, WI". Onboard Infomatics. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baldwin, Wisconsin: Table of Contents". Village of Baldwin. 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  12. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 167. 
  13. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1956,' Biographical Sketch of Raymond A. Peabody, pg. 37

External links

  • Village of Baldwin, Wisconsin
  • Baldwin Bulletin
  • Baldwin Woodville Chamber of Commerce
  • Sanborn fire insurance maps: 1902 1912
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