Owen, Wisconsin

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Owen is a city in Clark County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 936 at the 2000 census, but was 982 as of 2008. Owen is located directly east of the village of Withee, which is about half the size of Owen.

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History

Owen was founded by a lumberman named John S. Owen, in the late 19th century.

Geography

Owen is located at 44°56′54″N 90°33′53″W / 44.94833°N 90.56472°W / 44.94833; -90.56472 (44.948330, -90.564740)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.61%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 936 people, 412 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 510.9 people per square mile (197.5/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 248.4/sq mi (96.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.61% White, 0.64% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 412 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,368, and the median income for a family was $37,955. Males had a median income of $27,431 versus $20,547 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,981. About 9.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

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