Smelser, Wisconsin

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Smelser is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 756 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Bigpatch is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 756 people, 268 households, and 218 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.5 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 7.9/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.34% White, 0.13% African American, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 268 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,429, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,652. About 5.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.


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