Stanley, Wisconsin

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Stanley is a city in Chippewa and Clark counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,898 at the 2000 census. The city is the site of the Stanley Correctional Institution.



The community was mapped in 1881 as a logging town. Stanley became a village in 1895 and a city in 1898. After the decline of logging, agriculture, particularly dairy farming, became important. On May 20, 2002, the city annexed a portion of land in the Town of Thorp in Clark County.


Stanley is located at 44°57′41″N 90°56′19″W / 44.96139°N 90.93861°W / 44.96139; -90.93861 (44.961277, -90.938528)[3].

Accord to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.40%) is water.

Stanley is located primarily on the north side of Wisconsin State Highway 29.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,898 people, 817 households, and 483 families residing in the city. The population density was 541.1 people per square mile (208.8/km²). There were 900 housing units at an average density of 256.6/sq mi (99.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.11% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

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