Brodhead (Wisconsin)

Green County rock County


Brodhead is a city ( with a status of "City" ) in Green and to a lesser extent in Rock County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010 Brodhead had 3293 inhabitants.


Brodhead is located in southern Wisconsin in the Sugar River, which heard about the Pecatonica and Rock River to the basin of the Mississippi. Located on the Mississippi intersection of the three states of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, located 116 km to the west.

The geographical coordinates of 42 ° 37'06 Brodhead are " north latitude and 89 ° 22'34 " west longitude. The city covers an area of 4.77 km ².

Neighboring towns of Brodhead are Brooklyn (27 km north), Evansville ( 24.5 km NNE ), Footville ( 17.2 km ENE ), Orfordville (11,6 km east), Judah (13,3 km west-southwest ) and Albany (14 kilometers north-northwest ).

The nearest big cities are the capital of Wisconsin Madison ( 53.3 km to the north), Milwaukee (152 km east-northeast ), Chicago (190 km southeast) and Rockford ( 54.8 km SSE ).


The Wisconsin State Highway 11 runs as the main road in a north-south direction through the city of Brodhead. In addition, still take the Wisconsin State Highways 81 and 104 to each other in Brodhead. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways and within local roads.

From west to east, passing through Brodhead a railroad line of the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad ( WSOR ), a regional (Class II ) Freight transportation company.

In Brodhead is the southern terminus of the Sugar River State Trail, a running on the route of a former railway line Rail Trail for walkers and cyclists. In the winter the trail can be traveled with snowmobiles.

With the Brodhead Airport on the southern outskirts of a small airfield. Slightly larger than the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville is located 37.8 km east. The next airports are the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison ( 62.9 km to the north) and Chicago Rockford International Airport ( 63.1 km SSE ).


According to the census in 2010 lived in Brodhead 3293 people in 1346 households. The population density was 690.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 1346 households lived statistically 2.41 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 96.4 percent white, 0.1 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 0.5 percent Asian and 1.9 percent from other ethnic groups; 0.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 3.8 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 57.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.6 percent were 65 years or older. 52.7 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 45,147. The per capita income was $ 19,147. 12.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Memorable people

  • M. Stanley Livingston (1905-1986) - physicist - born in Brodhead
  • Francis E. McGovern (1866-1946) - 22 Governor of Wisconsin ( 1911-1915 ) - worked as a teacher in Brodhead

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