Slinger, Wisconsin

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Slinger is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,901 at the 2000 census.

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History

Originally named Schleisingerville after the founder, state senator Baruch Schleisinger (Weil) in 1857, it was shortened during the 1920s to Slinger, a nickname which was already in common usage by the area residents. An incorrect legend has it that the name was shortened due to anti-German feeling following World War I.[citation needed] In fact, B.S. Weil immigrated from France, not Germany, while the population of Slinger itself was of predominantly German ancestry at the time of the name change.

Geography

Slinger is located at 43°19′42″N 88°17′0″W / 43.32833°N 88.283333°W / 43.32833; -88.283333 (43.328466, -88.283461)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,901 people, 1,562 households, and 1,040 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,046.8 people per square mile (403.8/km²). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 431.2/sq mi (166.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.95% White, 0.26% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

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