Plum Lake, Wisconsin

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Plum Lake is a town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 486 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Sayner, and Star Lake, Wisconsin are located in the town.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 100.1 square miles (259.2 km²), of which, 88.9 square miles (230.3 km²) of it is land and 11.1 square miles (28.8 km²) of it (11.12%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 486 people, 221 households, and 156 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.5 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 8.6/sq mi (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, and 1.65% from two or more races.

There were 221 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.65.

In terms of age the population of the town was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,529, and the median income for a family was $39,519. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,824. About 6.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.


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