Mount Calvary, Wisconsin

Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Location of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°49′32″N 88°14′53″W / 43.82556°N 88.24806°W / 43.82556; -88.24806Coordinates: 43°49′32″N 88°14′53″W / 43.82556°N 88.24806°W / 43.82556; -88.24806
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
 – Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 – Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 956
 – Density 902.0/sq mi (348.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-54650[2]
GNIS feature ID 1569802[1]
Downtown Mount Calvary

Mount Calvary is a village in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 956 at the 2000 census, up from 558 residents from the 1990 census.[3]



Mount Calvary is located in an eastern Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin area known as "The Holyland", so-called because of the large number of communities built around churches, including St. Peter, St. Cloud, St. Anna, Marytown, Johnsburg, Calvary, Brothertown and Jericho.


Mount Calvary is located at 43°49′32″N 88°14′53″W / 43.82556°N 88.24806°W / 43.82556; -88.24806 (43.825664, -88.248114)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 587 people, 199 households, and 141 families residing in the village. The population density was 902.0 people per square mile (348.2/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 194.4 per square mile (75.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 84.21% White, 0.42% African American, 0.52% Native American, 6.69% Asian, 7.74% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.37% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 16.0% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 149.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,104, and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $42,031 versus $23,462 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,631. About 4.8% of families and 35.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 45.2% of those age 65 or over.


Mount Calvary is in the New Holstein Public School District. It is also served by the Consolidated Parochial Elementary School (C.P.E.S.) system, run jointly by several local Catholic parishes including Mount Calvary, Saint Cloud, St. John's, and St. Mary's. Recently, C.P.E.S. lost its Mount Calvary location, but is still supported by the Holy Cross Parish of Mount Calvary. It is also home to St. Lawrence Seminary High School, a Catholic preparatory high school.


Mount Calvary is also the home of many local and family-owned businesses. Despite being a small town, there is a post office, a fire department, bank, bowling alley, and a satellite location of Agnesian Health Care for doctor and dental care. Some of the family-owned businesses include a meat market, flooring store, auto dealer/farm implement, salon, restaurants and taverns.


Mount Calvary also has an Athletic Club which is home to baseball, softball, and basketball teams as well as cheerleading. Known as the Mount Calvary Crusaders, baseball and softball has teams for all ages starting from first-grade to old timers. Basketball and cheerleading begin in fourth grade for all children.



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