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Cudahy, Wisconsin
—  City  —
Location of Cudahy, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°56′54″N 87°51′40″W / 42.94833°N 87.86111°W / 42.94833; -87.86111Coordinates: 42°56′54″N 87°51′40″W / 42.94833°N 87.86111°W / 42.94833; -87.86111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Area
 - Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 18,429
 Density 3,880.1/sq mi (1,498.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-17975[2]
GNIS feature ID 1563607[1]

Cudahy is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 18,429 at the 2000 census.

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History

Originally known as the Buckhorn Settlement, it was renamed in the late 1800s when Patrick Cudahy purchased 700 acres (2.8 km²) of land in the Town of Lake, two miles from the Milwaukee city limits, to build his meatpacking plant. The first village president was elected in 1895, and by 1906 Cudahy was incorporated as a city with a population of 2,556.[3]

In 1994, Cudahy High School won the WIAA football championship.

Geography

Cudahy is located at 42°56′54″N 87°51′40″W / 42.94833°N 87.86111°W / 42.94833; -87.86111 (42.948416, -87.861010)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,429 people, 7,888 households, and 4,890 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,880.1 people per square mile (1,498.0/km²). There were 8,273 housing units at an average density of 1,741.8/sq mi (672.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.89% White, 0.95% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.

Statue of Patrick Cudahy in Sheridan Park

There were 7,888 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,157, and the median income for a family was $49,082. Males had a median income of $36,787 versus $25,882 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,615. About 5.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.cudahyhistoricalsociety.org
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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