Fox Lake, Wisconsin

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Fox Lake
city
Downtown Fox Lake
Downtown Fox Lake
Fox Lake is located in Wisconsin
Fox Lake
Fox Lake
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°33′46″N 88°54′36″W / 43.56278°N 88.91000°W / 43.56278; -88.91000Coordinates: 43°33′46″N 88°54′36″W / 43.56278°N 88.91000°W / 43.56278; -88.91000
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDodge
Area[1]
 • Total1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Land1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,519
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,504
 • Density973.7/sq mi (375.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)920
Websitewww.cityoffoxlake.org/history.cfm
 
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This article is about the city. For the adjacent town, see Fox Lake (town), Wisconsin.
Fox Lake
city
Downtown Fox Lake
Downtown Fox Lake
Fox Lake is located in Wisconsin
Fox Lake
Fox Lake
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°33′46″N 88°54′36″W / 43.56278°N 88.91000°W / 43.56278; -88.91000Coordinates: 43°33′46″N 88°54′36″W / 43.56278°N 88.91000°W / 43.56278; -88.91000
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDodge
Area[1]
 • Total1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Land1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,519
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,504
 • Density973.7/sq mi (375.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)920
Websitewww.cityoffoxlake.org/history.cfm


Fox Lake is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,519 at the 2010 census. The city is located within the Town of Fox Lake.

History[edit]

Fox Lake was the first settlement in Dodge County, and was established in 1838. The first inhabitants were Winnebago Indians and they originally named the area "Hosh-a-rac-ah-tah", meaning "good land". The area was later renamed Fox Lake and was either named in honor of a Winnebago Indian named Big Fox who saved a lost trapper,[4] or for the English translation of the Indian name of the town.[5]

Geography[edit]

Fox Lake is located at 43°33'45" North, 88°54'35" West (43.56265, -88.90994).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), of which, 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,519 people, 663 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.7 inhabitants per square mile (375.9 /km2). There were 801 housing units at an average density of 513.5 per square mile (198.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 663 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,454 people, 615 households, and 373 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,036.1 people per square mile (401.0/km²). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 495.3 per square mile (191.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.76% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 3.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 615 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,607, and the median income for a family was $44,904. Males had a median income of $33,105 versus $21,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,753. 7.7% of the population and 4.7% of families were below the poverty line. 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual cultural events[edit]

The Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee is an annual celebration in May in honor of jazz trumpeter Bunny Berigan. The festival began in 1973 and is a three day event featuring various musical entertainers and presentations on Berigan.[8]

Tourism[edit]

In 1983 Wisconsin's largest archaeology discovery was made in Fox Lake. Artifacts from the dig and local history are displayed in the Fox Lake Historical Museum, located inside the 1884 Milwaukee Road Depot.[9] The Depot is on the list of the National Register of Historic Places and a model of the Loop & Junction railroad, working blacksmith shop, Congregational Church and Sinclair Gas Station are on display inside the depot.[10]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Fox Lake is served by the Waupun School District. The school district has several schools including SAGES, Meadow View Primary, Rock River Intermediate and Waupun High School. SAGES (School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies) is located in Fox Lake.[11][12]

Private schools[edit]

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School is a private coeducational school located in Fox Lake. It is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.[13][14]

Libraries[edit]

The Fox Lake Public Library is located in Fox Lake.[15]

Infrastructure[edit]

Prisons[edit]

Fox Lake Correctional Institution is located in Fox Lake and is a medium security for adult offenders. It is a state prson operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.[16]

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ "History of Fox Lake". City of Fox Lake. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Fox Lake, Wisconsin, WI". ePodunk. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee". Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "History of Fox Lake". City of Fox Lake. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dodge County Museums". Mayville Limestone School Museum. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Waupun Area School District". Waupun Area School District. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Waupun Area School District". GreatSchools Inc. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "St John's Lutheran School". GreatSchools Inc. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School". St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fox Lake Public Library". Fox Lake Public Library. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fox Lake Correctional Institution". Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee". Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  18. ^ "WI Clintonville – Fox Lake". Small Town Claim to Fame. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Fox Lake was site of land office receiver". Beaver Dam daily Citizen. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  20. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1960). The Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 124. 

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