Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Columbia County Sauk County Adams County Juneau County


Wisconsin Dells is a small town ( with a status of "City" ) in Columbia, Sauk, Adams and Juneau County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, Wisconsin Dells had 2678 inhabitants.


Wisconsin Dells is located in south-central Wisconsin on both sides of the Wisconsin River, a left tributary of the Mississippi. The geographical coordinates of 43 ° 37'39 Wisconsin Dells are " north latitude and 89 ° 46'15 " west longitude. The city covers an area of ​​20.02 km ², spread over 19.06 km ² land and 0.96 km ² water surface.

Towns nearby Wisconsin Dells are Easton (27,5 km to the north ), Oxford (30,7 km northeast), Briggsville (17,5 km to the east ), Portage (27,9 km south-east ), Lake Delton ( on the southern city limits ), Baraboo (20,8 km to the south), Reedsburg (25,7 km southwest) and Lyndon Station (15 km north-west ).

The nearest major cities are Green Bay on Lake Michigan (209 km northeast), Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee (196 km east-southeast ), Wisconsin's capital Madison ( 84.6 km SSE ), Chicago, Illinois ( 308 km in the same direction), Rockford Illinois (193 km south), Rochester, Minnesota (254 miles west), Eau Claire (303 km north-west ) and the Twin Cities in Minnesota ( 350 km west-northwest ).


Along the western outskirts of the city run on a section of track shared Interstate Highways 90 and 94 in the urban area of ​​the U.S. Highway 12 and State Trunk Highways 13, 16 and 23 come together. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways or within city roads.

In northwest-southeast direction, a railroad line of the Canadian Pacific Railway runs through Wisconsin Dells. The route is also used by the Empire Builder, a trains running from Seattle and Portland to Chicago distance train from Amtrak, which is making a stop in Wisconsin Dells.

With the Portage Municipal Airport is 26.1 kilometers south-east a small airfield. The next major is the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison ( 84.1 km southeast).


According to the census in 2010 lived in Wisconsin Dells 2678 people in 1148 households. The population density was 140.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 1148 households lived statistically 2.26 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 91.5 percent white, 0.7 percent African American, 1.8 percent Native American, 0.8 percent Asian, 0.1 percent and 3.3 percent Polynesians from other ethnic groups; 1.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 7.4 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

20.6 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 61.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.7 percent were 65 years or older. 50.4 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 42,898. The per capita income was $ 26,990. 12.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Memorable people

  • Brant Bailey ( b. 1977 ) - Basketball Player - born in Wisconsin Dells
  • Michael Griffin (1842-1899) - 1894-1899 Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives - lived and worked for several years in Wisconsin Dells