Elcho, Wisconsin

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Elcho is a town in Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,317 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Elcho, and Post Lake are located in the town.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 75.2 square miles (194.9 km²), of which, 71.4 square miles (184.8 km²) of it is land and 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²) of it (5.16%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,317 people, 613 households, and 397 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.5 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 1,370 housing units at an average density of 19.2/sq mi (7.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.71% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 613 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,010, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $27,262 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,016. About 7.5% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 45°26′09″N 89°11′00″W / 45.43583°N 89.1833333°W / 45.43583; -89.1833333

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