Bevent, Wisconsin

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Bevent is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,126 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.7 square miles (110.7 km²), of which, 42.1 square miles (109.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (1.50%) is water.


Bevent is one of the greatest (by percentage) Polish-American communities.

Ancestries: Polish (61.0%), German (30.6%), Irish (4.9%), Norwegian (3.2%), French (2.5%), English (2.4%).

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,126 people, 405 households, and 319 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.7 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.58% White, 0.09% African American, 0.53% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.84% of the population.

There were 405 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,385, and the median income for a family was $52,250. Males had a median income of $32,865 versus $25,144 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,315. About 3.5% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 44°46′14″N 89°23′22″W / 44.77056°N 89.38944°W / 44.77056; -89.38944


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