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Stoddard, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Downtown Stoddard on WIS 35
Location of Stoddard, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°39′46″N 91°13′11″W / 43.66278°N 91.21972°W / 43.66278; -91.21972
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Vernon
 - Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation [1] 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 815
 - Density 1,360.5/sq mi (525.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 54658
FIPS code 55-77550[2]
GNIS feature ID 1574912[1]

Stoddard is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 799 at the 2006 census.



Stoddard is located at 43°39′46″N 91°13′11″W / 43.66278°N 91.21972°W / 43.66278; -91.21972 (43.662889, -91.219745)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (13.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 815 people, 351 households, and 226 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,360.5 people per square mile (524.5/km²). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 626.0/sq mi (241.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.14% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 351 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% 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 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $30,972 versus $21,319 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,634. About 4.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.


The De Soto Area Schools serves Stoddard, Wisconsin. [1]


Stoddard was originally founded as a farming community. It is notable as one of the few communities along the Mississippi River to not be a trading post or stop on any riverboats. The river was originally one mile west of Stoddard, but when Lock and Dam No. 8 was built in 1937, the ensuing lake flooded the lowlands, literally bringing the river to the town.[4]

Notable people

  • Roy Patterson, major league baseball player, was born in Stoddard.



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