Arthur, Wisconsin

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Arthur is a town in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 710 at the 2000 census. It is served by the School District of Cadott Community and the Cornell School District. Founded January 27, 1885, the town was named after Chester A. Arthur; the 21st president of the United States. It was created from the towns of Anson and Sigel. Arthur's first town chairman was H.P. Buchanan who held office until 1890.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.6 km²), of which, 42.9 square miles (111.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.35%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 710 people, 258 households, and 192 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.5 people per square mile (6.4/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 6.4/sq mi (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.73% White, 0.14% African American, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $44,464. Males had a median income of $25,446 versus $21,830 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,570. About 13.9% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bloomer | Chippewa Falls | Cornell | Eau Claire | Stanley

Boyd | Cadott | Lake Hallie | New Auburn

Anson | Arthur | Auburn | Birch Creek | Bloomer | Cleveland | Colburn | Cooks Valley | Delmar | Eagle Point | Edson | Estella | Goetz | Hallie | Howard | Lafayette | Lake Holcombe | Ruby | Sampson | Sigel | Tilden | Wheaton | Woodmohr

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