Embarrass, Wisconsin

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Embarrass is a village in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 399 at the 2000 census.



Embarrass is located at 44°40′15″N 88°42′12″W / 44.67083°N 88.70333°W / 44.67083; -88.70333 (44.670716, -88.703361)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


A French word was first attached to the river. It means to impede, to obstruct, or to entangle. Many of the early lumberjacks were French Canadians. When they tried to send logs down the river they found it almost impossible because of the many snags and other debris. They called it Riviere Embarrase.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 399 people, 156 households, and 117 families residing in the village. The population density was 331.5 people per square mile (128.4/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 136.2/sq mi (52.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $29,091 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,932. About 1.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.


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