Presque Isle, Wisconsin

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Presque Isle is a town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 513 at the 2000 census.

The name is a corruption of the French language, presqu'ile meaning a peninsula.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 74.4 square miles (192.8 km²), of which, 61.7 square miles (159.8 km²) of it is land and 12.7 square miles (33.0 km²) of it (17.10%) is water. It is the self proclaimed "Walleye Capital of the World"


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 513 people, 241 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.3 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.81% White and 0.19% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.42.

In the town the population was spread out with 13.8% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $29,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,798. About 5.7% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

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