Phillips, Wisconsin

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Phillips is a city in Price County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,675 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Price County.[3]



Phillips is located at 45°41′30″N 90°24′7″W / 45.69167°N 90.40194°W / 45.69167; -90.40194 (45.691560, -90.401915).[4] It is on highway SR 13, 77 miles north of Marshfield, and 74 miles south of Ashland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (20.46%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,675 people, 721 households, and 395 families residing in the city. The population density was 605.5 people per square mile (233.5/km²). There were 839 housing units at an average density of 303.3/sq mi (116.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 1.19% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 721 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,471, and the median income for a family was $38,889. Males had a median income of $32,333 versus $24,028 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,480. About 7.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

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