Ashland (town), Wisconsin

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Ashland, Wisconsin
Town
Ashland is located in Wisconsin
Ashland
Ashland
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 46°22′59″N 90°44′2″W / 46.38306°N 90.73389°W / 46.38306; -90.73389Coordinates: 46°22′59″N 90°44′2″W / 46.38306°N 90.73389°W / 46.38306; -90.73389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ashland
Area
 • Total 41.3 sq mi (107.0 km2)
 • Land 41.2 sq mi (106.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 594
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 5500303250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1582724[2]

Ashland is a town in Ashland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 594 at the 2010 census.[3] There is also the city of Ashland located about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the town. The unincorporated communities of High Bridge, Minersville, and North York are located in the town.

Geography[edit]

The town of Ashland is located north of the center of Ashland County. Wisconsin Highway 13 passes through the town, leading north 14 miles (23 km) to the city of Ashland and south 2 miles (3 km) to Mellen and 35 miles (56 km) to Park Falls.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.3 square miles (107.0 km2), of which 41.2 square miles (106.8 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.19%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 603 people, 227 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.6 people per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 2.6 persons/km² (6.7 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 94.36% White, 0.17% African American, 3.32% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 227 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,063, and the median income for a family was $39,219. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,390. 12.7% of the population and 10.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.6% are under the age of 18 and 4.8% are 65 or older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ashland town, Ashland County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 6, 2013.