Blanchardville (Wisconsin)

Lafayette County Iowa County


Blanchardville is a village ( with a status of "Village" ) in Lafayette County and to a lesser extent in Iowa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010 Blanchardville had 825 inhabitants.

Blanchardville is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Madison.


Blanchardville is located in southwest Wisconsin on both sides of the Pecatonica River, a tributary of the opening into the Mississippi Rock River. Located on the Mississippi intersection of the three states of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin is located 176 km north-west. After Illinois, there are 39 km to the south.

The geographical coordinates of 42 ° 48'37 Blanchardville are " north latitude and 89 ° 51'43 " west longitude. The municipality covers an area of 1.29 km ².

Neighboring towns of Blanchardville are Moscow ( 3.5 km north ), New Glarus (22,3 km east ), Argyle ( 13.1 km to the south) and Hollandale (13,1 km to the northwest ).

The nearest large towns are La Crosse (194 km north-west ), Green Bay (280 km northeast), Wisconsin's capital, Madison ( 59.4 km to the east), Rockford, Illinois (110 km south-east ), the Quad Cities, Iowa and Illinois (201 km SSW ) and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (220 km southwest).


The Wisconsin State Highway 78 leads as the main road through the center of Blanchardville. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways and within local roads.

The nearest airports are the La Crosse Regional Airport (205 km north-west ), the Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa (107 km south-southwest ) and the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison Wisconsin's capital ( 62.9 kilometers north-east ).


In 1848 a group of Mormons settled on the banks of the Pecatonica River. 1855 Alvin Blanchard bought the previously built here mill and the surrounding land in anticipation of future settlements. 1888, the city was connected to the railway network.


According to the census in 2010 lived in Blanchardville 825 people in 360 households. The population density was 639.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 360 households lived statistically 2.29 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 98.9 percent White, 0.1 percent (one person) Black or African American, 0.2 percent Asian and 0.2 percent from other ethnic groups; 0.5 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 1.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

24.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 14.9 percent were 65 years or older. 49.6 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 45,865. The per capita income was $ 23,951. 10.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.