Wausau, Florida

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Wausau, Florida
Washington County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Wausau Highlighted.svg
Location in Washington County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°37′56″N85°35′21″W / 30.63222°N 85.58917°W / 30.63222; -85.58917 Coordinates: 30°37′56″N85°35′21″W / 30.63222°N 85.58917°W / 30.63222; -85.58917
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Florida.svg  Florida
County   Washington
Area
[1]
  Total1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
  Land1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
95 ft (29 m)
Population
  Total383
  Estimate 
(2016) [2]
377
  Density325.00/sq mi (125.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
32463
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-75450 [3]
GNIS feature ID0292952 [4]
Website townofwausau.net
Possum Monument Wausau FL possum mnmt01.jpg
Possum Monument

Wausau is a town in Washington County, Florida, United States.

Washington County, Florida County in Florida, United States

Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,935. Its county seat is Chipley. Washington County is a prohibition or entirely dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages is banned in the county.

Florida State of the United States of America

Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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Geography

Wausau is located at 30°37′56″N85°35′21″W / 30.632273°N 85.589266°W / 30.632273; -85.589266 . [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

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

Historical population
CensusPop.
1970 288
1980 34720.5%
1990 313−9.8%
2000 39827.2%
2010 383−3.8%
Est. 2016377 [2] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

As of the census [3] of 2000, there were 398 people, 163 households, and 106 families residing in the town. The population density was 351.8 people per square mile (136.0/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 156.4 per square mile (60.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.47% White, 0.50% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

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 163 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

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 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,000, and the median income for a family was $23,000. Males had a median income of $20,481 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,722. About 25.0% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 19.7% 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.

Trivia

Wausau is the "Possum Capital of the World" and celebrates annually with the Wausau Possum Festival, a celebration of the Virginia opossum. [7]

See also

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. Wausau Possum Festival.

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