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Lake Mills

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Lake Mills is a city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,708 at the 2010 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Lake Mills.HistoryThe area was first settled by Captain Joseph Keyes. He called it "Lake Mills", after a saw mill and grist mill operating using power from nearby Rock Lake.Lake Mills was chartered in 1836, and the first building was built in 1837. Lake Mills occupies the east shore of Rock Lake. The village of Lake Mills incorporated in 1852 out of the surrounding town of Lake Mills. In 1866 the village changed its name to "Tyrahnena", but changed it back again to "Lake Mills" the next year. (Tyrahnena, or Tyranena, is supposedly an indigenous name meaning "sparkling waters".)GeographyLake Mills is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.44sqmi, of which 4.06sqmi is land and 0.38sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 5,708 people, 2,319 households, and 1,503 families residing in the city. The population density was 1405.9PD/sqmi. There were 2,776 housing units at an average density of 683.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
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