Stratford, Wisconsin

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Stratford is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,523 at the 2000 census.

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History

According to the town's website Stratford is: "Named after the Canadian hometown of the William D. Connor family, Stratford began as a "company town" in the late 1800s, settled primarily by lumberjacks and farmers. Now, more than 110 years following incorporation in 1891, Stratford bursts with a diverse population nearing 1,600." [3]

Geography

Stratford is located at 44°48′7″N 90°4′26″W / 44.80194°N 90.07389°W / 44.80194; -90.07389 (44.801971, -90.073829)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,523 people, 603 households, and 413 families residing in the village. The population density was 287.6 people per square mile (110.9/km²). There were 648 housing units at an average density of 122.4/sq mi (47.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.16% White, 0.39% Native American, 1.18% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 603 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

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