Waupun (town), Wisconsin

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Waupun is a town in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,385 at the 2000 census. The town abuts the city of Waupun. The unincorporated community of Ladoga is also located partially in the town.

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin County in the United States

Fond du Lac County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,633. Its county seat is Fond du Lac. The county was created in the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and later organized in 1844. Fond du Lac is French for "bottom of the lake", so given because of the county's location at the southern shore of Lake Winnebago.

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Geography

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Location of Waupun, Wisconsin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²), all land.

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Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 1,385 people, 472 households, and 407 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.6 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 14.2/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.19% White, 0.22% African American, 0.22% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

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

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There were 472 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.18.

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 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,071, and the median income for a family was $56,926. Males had a median income of $36,094 versus $23,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,641. About 2.2% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older.

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.

Notable people

Frank Leander Bacon was a farmer, businessman, and politician.

Wolcott Turner Brooks was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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References

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of Frank L. Bacon, pg. 679
  3. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Acme Publishing Company. 1889. pp. 693–697.

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