Butternut, Wisconsin

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Butternut is a village in Ashland County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 407 at the 2000 census.



Butternut is located at 46°0′50″N 90°29′41″W / 46.01389°N 90.49472°W / 46.01389; -90.49472 (46.013958, -90.494614)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 407 people, 197 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 254.2 people per square mile (98.2/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 137.4/sq mi (53.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.28% White and 1.72% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.2% were non-families. 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,446, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $31,979 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,002. About 1.9% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.


The Butternut School is known as a Blue Ribbon school and a New Promise School—nominated several times. The school also offers a $20,000 scholarship to all graduating seniors, donated by John and Melissa Besse.


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