Richfield, Washington County, Wisconsin

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Richfield is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 10,373 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. The unincorporated communities of Colgate and Hubertus are located partially in Richfield.



On November 6, 2007, Richfield voters approved the town's incorporation as a village by a margin of 3 to 1. The town became a village on February 13, 2008.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 36.4 mi² (94.3 km²). 35.9 mi² (92.9 km²) of it is land and 0.5 mi² (1.4 km²) of it (1.48%) is water.[4]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,373 people, 3,614 households, and 3,111 families residing in the town. The population density was 289.2 people per square mile (111.7/km²). There were 3,766 housing units at an average density of 105.0/sq mi (40.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.28% White, 0.23% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 3,614 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.7% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

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