Conover, Wisconsin

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Conover is a town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,137 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Conover is located in the town.



The town is named after Seth H. Conover, who would travel to the area for hunting and fishing. He would often take a train to the area, even though there was no station there. Eventually, the railroad men started calling the area "Conover's Place." A station was soon built there, and several logging camps were established. The town continued to grow when other businesses were established. In 1935, the town hall was built.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.2 square miles (225.8 km²), of which, 80.0 square miles (207.1 km²) of it is land and 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²) of it (8.27%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,137 people, 483 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.2 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 1,440 housing units at an average density of 18.0/sq mi (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 483 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,683, and the median income for a family was $37,125. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,692. About 7.1% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

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