Edson, Wisconsin

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Edson is a town in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 966 at the 2000 census. It is served by the School District of Cadott Community and the Stanley-Boyd Area School District.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.0 square miles (139.8 km²), of which, 54.0 square miles (139.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 966 people, 309 households, and 259 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile (6.9/km²). There were 322 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.10% Asian, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 309 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.9% 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 3.13 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,722, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $22,014 versus $20,885 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,154. About 20.1% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 44°55′48″N 91°02′06″W / 44.93°N 91.035°W / 44.93; -91.035


Bloomer | Chippewa Falls | Cornell | Eau Claire | Stanley

Boyd | Cadott | Lake Hallie | New Auburn

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