Abbotsford, Wisconsin

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Abbotsford, Wisconsin
City
First Street, downtown Abbotsford
First Street, downtown Abbotsford
Nickname(s): Wisconsin's First City
Location of Abbotsford, Wisconsin
Location of Abbotsford, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°56′48″N 90°19′6″W / 44.94667°N 90.31833°W / 44.94667; -90.31833Coordinates: 44°56′48″N 90°19′6″W / 44.94667°N 90.31833°W / 44.94667; -90.31833
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Clark, Marathon
Government
 • Mayor Dale Rachu
Area[1]
 • Total 2.71 sq mi (7.02 km2)
 • Land 2.71 sq mi (7.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,407 ft (429 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,310
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,292
 • Density 852.4/sq mi (329.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-00100[5]
GNIS feature ID 1560663[2]
Website www.ci.abbotsford.wi.us

Abbotsford is a city in Clark (mostly) and Marathon counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,310 at the 2010 census.[6] Of this, 1,616 were in Clark County, and 694 were in Marathon County. Abbotsford is nicknamed "Wisconsin's First City" due to its alphabetical place on a list of Wisconsin cities.[7]

History[edit]

In 1950, Abbotsford had a population of 1,013.[8]

The community is named for Edwin H. Abbott, of the Wisconsin Central Railway,[9] and was incorporated in 1965.[10]

Geography[edit]

Abbotsford is located at 44°56′48″N 90°19′6″W / 44.94667°N 90.31833°W / 44.94667; -90.31833 (44.946716, -90.318333).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.71 square miles (7.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

City of Abbotsford Municipal Center, housing the library and city hall
Fire and police departments

In 2010 Abbotsford had a population of 2,310. The racial and ethnic composition was 73.7% non-Hispanic white, 0.1% black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% reporting two or more races and 25.0% Hispanic or Latino.[6][12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,310 people, 864 households, and 569 families residing in the city. The population density was 852.4 inhabitants per square mile (329.1/km2). There were 941 housing units at an average density of 347.2 per square mile (134.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 16.4% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.0% of the population.

There were 864 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,956 people, 817 households, and 516 families residing in the city. The population density was 641.1 people per square mile (247.6/km²). There were 870 housing units at an average density of 285.1 per square mile (110.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.57% White, 0.15% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 817 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,949, and the median income for a family was $46,058. Males had a median income of $30,650 versus $22,727 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,133. About 1.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Abbotsford Public Schools are part of the Abbotsford School District. The district has one elementary school, one middle/senior high school and one alternative high school and education center.[13]

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau; American FactFinder. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  7. ^ Abbotsford is proud of parade and people | marshfieldnewsherald.com | Marshfield News-Herald
  8. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Atlas, 1959 Edition, p. 298
  9. ^ "Profile for Abbotsford, Wisconsin, WI". ePodunk. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Abbotsford, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". US Census Bureau; American FactFinder. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  13. ^ "Abbotsford School District". Abbotsford School District. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  14. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1970,' Biographical Sketch of Frank Nikolay, pg. 38

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