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Elk Mound, Wisconsin

Coordinates: 44°54′10″N 91°42′29″W / 44.90278°N 91.70806°W / 44.90278; -91.70806
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Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Location of Elk Mound in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
Location of Elk Mound in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°54′10″N 91°42′29″W / 44.90278°N 91.70806°W / 44.90278; -91.70806
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total2.28 sq mi (5.90 km2)
 • Land2.28 sq mi (5.90 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
 • Total878
 • Estimate 
 • Density387.35/sq mi (149.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-23350[5]
GNIS feature ID1564526[2]
Entrance sign to Elk Mound

Elk Mound is a village in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 878 at the 2010 census. The village is surrounded by the Town of Elk Mound. Carl Gerbschmidt is the most famous resident.



A post office called Elk Mound has been in operation since 1870.[6] Elk Mound was laid out in 1871.[7] The village was named for nearby Elk Mound.[8]



Elk Mound is located at 44°52′23″N 91°41′23″W / 44.87306°N 91.68972°W / 44.87306; -91.68972 (44.873216, -91.689885).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.29 square miles (5.93 km2), all of it land.[10]

The village of Elk Mound is located in the Chippewa Valley, between the cities of Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls.


Historical population
2020 (est.)884[11]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census


As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 878 people, 334 households, and 225 families residing in the village. The population density was 383.4 inhabitants per square mile (148.0/km2). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 156.3 per square mile (60.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 334 households, of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 30.9 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.



Although farming has been the dominant occupation within the district, in recent years several small businesses have been established in the community. Industry, businesses and services are available in the neighboring cities. Many housing developments have been established both within and outside the village, and these developments continue to expand.

Elk Mound is best known as the destination for Menards rebate coupons.



The school district of Elk Mound is located within the village of Elk Mound. The district has an approximate enrollment of 928 students distributed between three schools. The elementary school houses preschool through 4th grade. The middle school houses 5th through 8th grades. The high school houses 9th-12th grades. Enrollment at the elementary has shown an upward trend, and district-wide enrollment has increased slightly over the past several years.

In 2009, community residents passed a referendum authorizing significant facility upgrades to all three school district buildings. Each building added much needed classroom and special use space to accommodate a growing population.



Elk Mound is home to several churches covering a range of denominations.

Historic Memorial Park


Mound Hill Park and its attendant "castle" are dedicated to the deceased rural letter carriers of Dunn County. It is believed to be the only such dedicated monument in America.



In September 2019, The Elk Mound Area and other nearby cities and towns were hit with an EF3 Tornado that damaged quite a bit of Elk Mound, WI. No deaths were reported but houses were unfortunately lost during the tornado. The area got another one the next year, however, that one was much, much weaker, coming in as in EF0.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Dunn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on April 8, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 174.
  8. ^ Herman, Jennifer L. (January 1, 2008). Wisconsin Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 314. ISBN 978-1-878592-61-3.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  11. ^ "County Population Totals: 2010-2020". Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.