Wausaukee, Wisconsin

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Wausaukee, Wisconsin
WausaukeeWisconsinDowntown1US141.jpg
U.S. Route 141 in Wausaukee, Wisconsin
Marinette County Wisconsin Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Wausaukee Highlighted.svg
Location of Wausaukee in Marinette County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 45°24′N87°55′W / 45.400°N 87.917°W / 45.400; -87.917 Coordinates: 45°24′N87°55′W / 45.400°N 87.917°W / 45.400; -87.917
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
County Marinette
Area
[1]
  Total1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
  Land1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
[2]
774 ft (236 m)
Population
  Total575
  Estimate 
(2016) [4]
562
  Density410.7/sq mi (158.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-84550 [5]
GNIS feature ID1584382 [2]

Wausaukee is a village in Marinette County, Wisconsin, in the United States. The population was 575 at the 2010 census. The village is part of the Marinette, WI MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Marinette County, Wisconsin County in the United States

Marinette County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,749. Its county seat is Marinette, which now includes the former independent village of Menekaunee as a neighborhood.

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.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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History

Wausaukee is a Menominee word that means “river in the hills.” [6] The town was started in 1863 by John S. Monroe, who bought 160 acres of land from business tycoon Lars Kovala and built a mill to supply the railroads with lumber for bridges and culverts. [6] His first building was a log cabin home that was also used to board the mill workers. As the town grew and more settlers moved in, his log cabin grew into an inn that was the only public eating establishment north of Green Bay. [6]

On August 19, 2011 at 4:45pm, a F-1 Class tornado struck Wausaukee. [7] An F-1 Class tornado is one with wind speeds 86–110 miles per hour. [8] One fatality was recorded. [7]

The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale) rates the intensity of tornadoes in some countries, including the United States and Canada, based on the damage they cause.

Geography

Wausaukee is located at 45°23′N87°57′W / 45.383°N 87.950°W / 45.383; -87.950 (45.3767, -87.9561). [9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which, 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. [1]

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.
1930 663
1940 655−1.2%
1950 612−6.6%
1960 608−0.7%
1970 557−8.4%
1980 64816.3%
1990 6561.2%
2000 572−12.8%
2010 5750.5%
Est. 2016562 [4] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 575 people, 275 households, and 145 families residing in the village. The population density was 410.7 inhabitants per square mile (158.6/km2). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 232.1 per square mile (89.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.7% White, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% 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 275 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.3% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the village was 43.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% 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 572 people, 251 households, and 150 families residing in the village. The population density was 402.4 people per square mile (155.5/km²). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 206.8 per square mile (79.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.50% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 22.22% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 251 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,313, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,098. About 17.5% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.8% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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  7. 1 2 http://www.wausaukee.com/Tornado%20Gallery%20Page.html
  8. Enhanced Fujita scale
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