Wheaton, Wisconsin

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Wheaton is a town in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 2,366 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.3 square miles (143.1 km²), of which, 54.8 square miles (142.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (0.80%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,366 people, 852 households, and 692 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.2 people per square mile (16.7/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 15.9/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.08% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 852 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,692, and the median income for a family was $55,061. Males had a median income of $34,549 versus $26,176 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,023. About 2.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

References

Bloomer | Chippewa Falls | Cornell | Eau Claire | Stanley

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