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Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
—  Town  —
Maiden Rock bluff as seen from Lake Pepin, September 2007
Location of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°34′16″N 92°14′37″W / 44.57111°N 92.24361°W / 44.57111; -92.24361Coordinates: 44°34′16″N 92°14′37″W / 44.57111°N 92.24361°W / 44.57111; -92.24361
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Pierce
 - Total 44.1 sq mi (114.1 km2)
 - Land 40.3 sq mi (104.5 km2)
 - Water 3.7 sq mi (9.7 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 121
 Density 2.7/sq mi (1.06/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-48200[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583629[1]
Maiden Rock

Maiden Rock is a village in Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 121 at the 2000 census. The village is located within the Town of Maiden Rock. The town is named for a cliff (also called "Maiden Rock") just south of the village. In the Princess Winona legend, the daughter of Dakota Indian Chief Red Wing (for whom the nearby town of Red Wing, Minnesota is named) jumped from this cliff after her lover, a member of the rival Chippewa tribe, was killed by Dakota warriors under orders from Red Wing. A plaque still stands near the base of the cliff, memorializing the village's namesake.



Maiden Rock is located at 44°33′40″N 92°18′34″W / 44.56111°N 92.30944°W / 44.56111; -92.30944 (44.561295, -92.309563)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 121 people, 54 households, and 30 families residing in the village. The population density was 107.4 people per square mile (41.3/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 70.1/sq mi (27.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.17% White and 0.83% Native American. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 54 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.5% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,781. 2.3% of the population lived below the poverty line, including no families, no one under eighteen or over 64.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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