Thiensville is a village in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,235 at the 2010 census. It was founded by its namesake, John Henry Thien.
In July 2005, CNNMoney.com ranked Thiensville and neighboring Mequon 19th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
==History== The area that later became Thiensville was first surveyed between 1834 and 1836, after the United States government removed Native Americans from the land. Weston built the first log cabin in the area, and became the area's first postmaster. He soon sold his land holdings to John Henry Thien.
John Henry Thien (or Jochim Heinrich Thien), was a wealthy German immigrant who had stopped in Milwaukee after leaving Saxony with his wife. They set on finding a place to live in this new area, and journeyed north in 1842. They eventually settled along the Milwaukee River, where Thien purchased of land and founded Thiensville that same year.
In 1846, the Wisconsin Territorial government formed the Town of Mequon, with borders that included all of present-day Mequon and Thiensville. The first town meetings were held in Thien's home. Thiensville itself was incorporated as a village in 1910, with a population of 289.
==Geography== Thiensville is located at (43.236806, -87.979951).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , of which, of it is land and is water.
The village of Thiensville is completely surrounded by the larger city of Mequon.
===2010 census=== As of the census of 2010, there were 3,235 people, 1,532 households, and 865 families residing in the village. The population density was . There were 1,644 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 1.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 1,532 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the village was 46.3 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
===2000 census=== As of the census
== Education == Thiensville is served by the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
==Attractions== Thiensville Park, along the Milwaukee river, hosts the "Family Fun Before the Fourth" annually on the Saturday before July 4. The park also hosts the town's annual Lion's Fest every June.
From June to October, The Thiensville Farmers Market is held by the Milwaukee River in the scenic Village Park (299 Elm St.) every Tuesday (8am - 7pm), where fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers from area growers are sold.
Main Street, which runs the length of the village, is the site of the Thiensville business district, consisting of many historic buildings which have been converted into small shops and businesses.
In November and December, Main Street has a light display for the holiday season.
==Notable people== *William Carbys Zimmerman, architect, was born in Thiensville.
==External links== * [http://www.village.thiensville.wi.us/ Village of Thiensville Official Website] * [http://www.mtchamber.org/index.cfm Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce] * Sanborn fire insurance maps: [http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/maps/id/11765 1893] [http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/maps/id/11767 1900] [http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/maps/id/11769 1913]
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