Location of Weyauwega in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)|
|• Land||1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,100/sq mi (430/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Weyauwega is a city in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,900 at the 2010 census. The city is located mostly within the Town of Weyauwega, though it is politically independent of the town. Small portions extend north into the adjacent Town of Royalton. The city is commonly referred to as "Wega" by local residents. The name "Weyauwega" (// wy-ə-WEE-gə) means "Here we rest" because the town's origin was a stopping/resting point between two rivers when Indians had to portage their canoes. A fur trader built a small building at the location, from which the town later grew.
Weyauwega is located at (44.322, -88.933).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,900 people, 746 households, and 473 families living in the city. The population density was 1,202.5 inhabitants per square mile (464.3/km2). There were 815 housing units at an average density of 515.8 per square mile (199.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.
There were 746 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 38.2 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,806 people, 720 households, and 460 families living in the city. The population density was 1,201.7 people per square mile (464.9/km²). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 507.7 per square mile (196.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.84% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 720 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,556, and the median income for a family was $42,067. Males had a median income of $32,073 versus $22,609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,755. About 3.8% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
Weyauwega is located on Wisconsin Highway 110. U.S. Route 10 and Wisconsin Highway 49 are located just south and west of the city. The Yellowstone Trail ran through the city, and its former route is denoted by signs through the downtown and northern portions of the city.
Weyauwega is served by the Weyauwega-Fremont School District, which has an enrollment of about 963 students. The district has a high school, a middle school, and two elementary schools, one in Weyauwega and another in nearby Fremont, Wisconsin.
Weyauwega has been host to the annual event Horse and Buggy Days since 1961. The event celebrates the past significance of the horse and buggy in the community. The event is presented by the Weyauwega Chamber of Commerce and features a parade, music and other activities.
The Waupaca County Fair has been held in Weyauwega since 1874 at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds at the East end of the City of Weyauwega.
- Albert V. Balch - Wisconsin State Representative
- Lyman E. Barnes - U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
- Benjamin P. Birdsall - U.S. Representative from Iowa
- Mark Block - Chief of Staff for Herman Cain 2012 Presidential run
- George de Rue Meiklejohn - U.S. Representative from Nebraska
- Sona (Hunter) Mehring - Founder of CaringBridge
- George S. Merry - South Dakota State Representative
- Hallie H. Rowe - Wisconsin State Representative
- Robert Bloch - Author of the 1959 novel Psych
- Weyauwega derailment (railroad accident) of March 4, 1996
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