Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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Mount Horeb is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 5,860.

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Geography

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Location of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb is located at 43°0'23" North, 89°44'3" West (43.006338, -89.734083)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²). 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 5,860 people, 2,228 households, and 1,544 families residing in the village. The population density is 777.5/km² (2,011.5/mi²). There are 2,305 housing units at an average density of 305.8/km² (791.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 98.28% White, 0.22% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,228 households out of which 38.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% are non-families. 24.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the village the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $55,513, and the median income for a family is $63,234. Males have a median income of $40,850 versus $27,391 for females. The per capita income for the village is $23,359. 3.1% of the population and 0.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notes

Mount Horeb offers a good access point to the Military Ridge State Trail, a 39-mile bicycle trail built on a former railroad right-of-way.

Mount Horeb is home to the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, a light-hearted museum (with approximate equal amounts of floor space devoted to exhibits and museum store). The store has hundreds of varieties of mustard that can be sampled before purchase.

The Chamber of Commerce calls the main street the "Trollway," and troll statues and themes decorate many area businesses.

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