Calumet, Wisconsin

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Calumet is a town in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,514 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Calumetville, Garnet, Johnsburg, Marytown, and Pipe are located within the town.

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History

According to the article Township History - 1880, the town was first surveyed in 1834 and was later carved from Calumet County.[3]

Economy

The Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm was constructed throughout the town in 2007 and it opened in May 2008.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.1 square miles (114.2 km²), of which, 30.2 square miles (78.2 km²) of it is land and 13.9 square miles (36.0 km²) of it (31.55%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,514 people, 562 households, and 423 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.2 people per square mile (19.4/km²). There were 774 housing units at an average density of 25.6/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 0.13% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 562 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,789, and the median income for a family was $51,823. Males had a median income of $34,712 versus $22,400 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,707. About 1.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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