Looking north at downtown Birnamwood
Location of Birnamwood, Wisconsin
|• Total||2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)|
|• Land||2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,302 ft (397 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||808|
|• Density||370.1/sq mi (142.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1561822|
Birnamwood is a village in Marathon and Shawano counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 818 at the 2010 census. Of this, 802 were in Shawano County, and 16 were in Marathon County. The village is located mostly within the town of Birnamwood in Shawano County; only a small portion extends into the town of Norrie in adjacent Marathon County. Until the 1990s, Birnamwood was home to the world's largest fiberglass badger. U.S. Route 45 runs through the village.
Birnamwood is located at (44.931199, -89.209643).
As of the census of 2010, there were 818 people, 343 households, and 217 families residing in the village. The population density was 370.1 inhabitants per square mile (142.9/km2). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 173.3 per square mile (66.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 343 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the village was 41.5 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 795 people, 309 households, and 202 families residing in the village. The population density was 360.4 people per square mile (138.9/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 148.7 per square mile (57.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.61% White, 0.13% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.26% Asian, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.
There were 309 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $47,574. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,740. About 5.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
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- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 44.
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- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1981-1982, Biographical Sketch of Earl William Schmidt, pg. 79