Lakeside, Wisconsin

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Lakeside is a town in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 609 at the 2000 census.



Wisconsin Highway 13 serves as a main arterial route in the community.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.3 km²), of which, 39.9 square miles (103.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 609 people, 226 households, and 169 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.3 people per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 6.6/sq mi (2.6/km²). The ethnic makeup of the town was 97.87% White, 0.66% Native American, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 226 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,125, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $34,306 versus $21,080 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,309. About 7.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

American Gods

Lakeside is an important setting in the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods. The character Mr. Wednesday gives the protagonist, Shadow, an apartment there so that he can avoid the police and other enemies. Shadow soon uncovers bizarre secrets about the town's inner workings, and the role it plays in the story's mythology.[3]



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