Profile for Mazomanie, Wisconsin, WI
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Mazomanie is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
Tradition says the local railroad superintendent named the village for an Indian term meaning "walking iron."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Mazomanie. For links to other places called Mazomanie, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mazomanie is 43.176N. The longitude is -89.794W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,479.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Mazomanie demographic reports
The British Temperance Emigration Society of Liverpool, England, brought 900 settlers to this region.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Preston, inventor of the "knotter," a device to automatically tie baling twine
Local festivals include:
- Wild West Days - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mazomanie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mazomanie Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
What happened to Mazomanie? ...The towns and villages in Wisconsin were laid out for the convenience of the farmers. The farmers had to get up early, do their chores, hitch up, go to town, do their shopping and get back by noon. Well, that meant the town couldn't be more than four or five miles away. But now, the farmer can step into his pickup and be in Madison quicker than he used to drive Mazomanie. Now the towns are in terrible competition. It's a fight for survival.
-- Travels Around America
Harrison E. Salisbury
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Ancestry & family history
35% of Mazomanie residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mazomanie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mazomanie was $21,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Mazomanie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mazomanie include Mazomanie Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mazomanie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $469. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,051.
Libraries in Mazomanie include Mazomanie Free Library ... View libraries
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mazomanie political report.
The average commute time for Mazomanie workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ What happened to Mazomanie? ...The towns and villages in Wisconsin were laid out for the convenience of the farmers. The farmers had to get up early, do their chores, hitch up, go to town, do their shopping and get back by noon. Well, that meant the town couldn't be more than four or five miles away. But now, the farmer can step into his pickup and be in Madison quicker than he used to drive Mazomanie. Now the towns are in terrible competition. It's a fight for survival. ”
~ Travels Around America
Harrison E. Salisbury
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