Tigerton, Wisconsin

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Tigerton, Wisconsin
Tigerton Wisconsin Downtown North US45.jpg
U.S. Route 45 in Tigerton
Shawano County Wisconsin Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Tigerton Highlighted.svg
Location of Tigerton in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°44′25″N89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833 Coordinates: 44°44′25″N89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
[1]
  Total1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
  Land1.82 sq mi (4.72 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
[2]
1,030 ft (314 m)
Population
 (2010) [3]
  Total741
  Estimate 
(2019) [4]
705
  Density386.51/sq mi (149.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-79825 [5]
GNIS feature ID1575448 [2]
Website www.tigertonwis.com

Tigerton is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 741 at the 2010 census.

Contents

History

The Lake Shore Railroad ran through the area from 1879 to 1981. [6] Established in 1896, [7] the village is named after Tiger Creek. [8] The creek is said to have fast-running waters that roar like a tiger. [9]

In the 1970s and 1980s, Tigerton was the Wisconsin base of the now largely defunct Posse Comitatus, a militant far-right organization. [10] [11]

Geography

Tigerton is located at 44°44′25″N89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833 (44.740411, -89.058261). [12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), of which, 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. [13]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900 723
1910 7280.7%
1920 7482.7%
1930 83111.1%
1940 794−4.5%
1950 8274.2%
1960 781−5.6%
1970 742−5.0%
1980 86516.6%
1990 815−5.8%
2000 764−6.3%
2010 741−3.0%
Est. 2019705 [4] −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [14]
Village Hall Tigerton Village Hall and Engine House.jpg
Village Hall

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 741 people, 332 households, and 182 families living in the village. The population density was 414.0 inhabitants per square mile (159.8/km2). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 211.2 per square mile (81.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.3% White, 0.3% African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 332 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 40.2 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 764 people, 349 households, and 199 families living in the village. The population density was 540.1 people per square mile (209.2/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 270.7 per square mile (104.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.12% White, 0.13% African American, 1.96%, Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,278, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,264 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,707. About 9.4% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The village is served by the Tigerton School District. The district has an elementary school, middle school and high school, as well as the Tigerton School Forest and Environmental Center, a hands-on learning environment. [15] [16] [17]

Notable people

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