Poplar, Wisconsin

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Poplar is a village in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 552 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Highway 2 serves as a main arterial route in the community.



Poplar is located at 46°34′55″N 91°47′37″W / 46.58194°N 91.79361°W / 46.58194; -91.79361 (46.582014, -91.793712)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 11.9 square miles (30.9 km²), of which, 11.9 square miles (30.9 km²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 552 people, 209 households, and 152 families residing in the village. The population density was 46.3 people per square mile (17.9/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 18.6/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.37% White, 1.27% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,406, and the median income for a family was $51,406. Males had a median income of $40,893 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,218. About 6.3% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

The United States Air Force Ace of Aces, Richard I. Bong was born on a farm near Poplar, and is buried in the cemetery there.

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