Watterstown, Wisconsin

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Watterstown, Wisconsin
Town
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Location of Watterstown, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°9′49″N90°35′40″W / 43.16361°N 90.59444°W / 43.16361; -90.59444 Coordinates: 43°9′49″N90°35′40″W / 43.16361°N 90.59444°W / 43.16361; -90.59444
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
Area
  Total 28.8 sq mi (74.5 km2)
  Land 27.7 sq mi (71.8 km2)
  Water 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation [1] 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 362
  Density 13.1/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-84075 [2]
GNIS feature ID 1584368 [1]

Watterstown is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 362 at the 2000 census.

Grant County, Wisconsin County in the United States

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,208. Its county seat is Lancaster.

Wisconsin A north-central state of the United States of America

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.8 square miles (74.5 km²), of which, 27.7 square miles (71.8 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (3.61%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 362 people, 134 households, and 99 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.0/km²). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 6.2 per square mile (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.13% White, 0.28% Native American, 3.31% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 134 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,806, and the median income for a family was $44,107. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,726. About 11.5% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 23.1% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

  1. 1 2 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.