official_name = Pulaski, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Village
nickname = Polka Capital of the World!
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Pulaski, Wisconsin
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.6
area_land_km2 = 6.5
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 2.5
area_land_sq_mi = 2.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3060
population_density_km2 = 473.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1225.4
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 246
elevation_ft = 807
latd = 44 |latm = 40 |lats = 9 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 14 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
The village was named for the Polish Revolutionary War general
Kazimierz Pułaski, who was responsible for creating America's first cavalry. [ [http://www.pulaskichamber.org/pulaski/history/default.asp Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce > History ] ]
Pulaski is located at coor dms|44|40|9|N|88|14|13|W|city (44.669220, -88.236994)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.57%) is water. Most of the village is located in Brown County, with only small portions extending north into Oconto County and west into Shawano County.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,060 people, 1,185 households, and 795 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,225.4 people per square mile (472.6/km²). There were 1,254 housing units at an average density of 502.2/sq mi (193.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.35% White, 0.33% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.
There were 1,185 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the village the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $43,017, and the median income for a family was $53,281. Males had a median income of $34,811 versus $25,101 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $18,711. About 5.5% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
Pulaski is host to the annual "Pulaski Polka Days" which is one of the largest festivals dedicated to the Polish in the United States. Thousands of people have traveled to the tiny town outside of Green Bay since 1978 for fun and exciting music, dancing and Polish Cuisine. Located on the Pulaski Polka Grounds and Zielinski's Ballroom every July, the festival draws the nations best Polka Bands to include Grammy Winner Eddie Blazoncyk's Versatones, Dynabrass, Polka Family, and The Knewz. The festival closes each year with its annual Polka Day Parade and traditional Polka Catholic Mass. In 2008, Pulaski will host the 30th iteration of the Polka Days from July 17-20th.
* [http://www.pulaskichamber.org/ Pulaski Chamber of Commerce]
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