New Chester, Wisconsin

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New Chester is a town in Adams County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 864 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Brooks and Grand Marsh are located in the town.

Geography

New Chester is located at 43°51′33″N 89°39′5″W / 43.85917°N 89.65139°W / 43.85917; -89.65139 (43.859170, -89.651650)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.3 km²), of which, 31.2 square miles (80.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 864 people, 371 households, and 238 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.7 people per square mile (10.7/km²). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.76% White, 0.23% Native American, 1.39% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,250. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $23,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,727. About 7.7% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Adams | Wisconsin Dells

Friendship

Adams | Big Flats | Colburn | Dell Prairie | Easton | Jackson | Leola | Lincoln | Monroe | New Chester | New Haven | Preston | Quincy | Richfield | Rome | Springsville | Strongs Prairie

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