Mount Morris, Wisconsin

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Mount Morris is a town in central Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,092 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Mount Morris lies at the center of the town. The main roadways through Mount Morris include State Hwy 152, which travels from Wautoma to the Town of Mt. Morris, County W towards Saxeville and Pine River, County G towards Wild Rose, and County S towards Red Granite.

The Town Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at the Mountain View Community Center at 7:00 p.m. which is located at the intersection of Highway 152, County S, and 21st Lane. The heart of the Town is dominated by the Mt. Morris Chain of Lakes which includes Alfson Lake, Russell Lake, Hannah Lake, Morris Lake, and Emerald Lake. The Town is also home to Nordic Mountain, the area's main ski hill, located on County W.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.2 km²), of which, 34.2 square miles (88.6 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (2.84%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,092 people, 481 households, and 344 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.9 people per square mile (12.3/km²). There were 994 housing units at an average density of 29.0/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 481 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,732, and the median income for a family was $45,114. Males had a median income of $34,861 versus $24,261 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,713. About 5.9% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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