Black Creek (town), Wisconsin

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Black Creek, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Black Creek, Wisconsin
Location of Black Creek, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°27′30″N 88°27′21″W / 44.45833°N 88.45583°W / 44.45833; -88.45583Coordinates: 44°27′30″N 88°27′21″W / 44.45833°N 88.45583°W / 44.45833; -88.45583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Government
 • Type Town Board - Chairperson & two Supervisors
 • Chairperson Dan Knutson
 • Town Clerk Karen Herman
Area
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 835 ft (254.5 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,259
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 54106 & 54165
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-07750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582819[1]
Website www.BlackCreekWI.org

Black Creek is a town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,259 at the 2010 census. The Village of Black Creek, and the unincorporated communities of Binghamton, and partially Five Corners are located in the town.[3]

History[edit]

In 1861, the town of Black Creek was established when it was separated from the town of Center.[4]

Geography[edit]

The town of Black Creek is located at 44°27′32″N 88°26′23″W / 44.45889°N 88.43972°W / 44.45889; -88.43972(44.458889, -88.439722).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2][6] of 2010, there were 1,259 people, 487 households, and 469 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 14.10 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.00% White, ???% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.2% African American, 0.6% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 469 occupied households out of which 11.59% had children under the age of 18 living with them.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.98% under the age of 18, 76% were over the age of 18, 4.28% from 20 to 24, 8.74% from 25 to 34, 24.78% from 35 to 49, 22.56% from 50 to 64, and 12.71% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,472, and the median income for a family was $59,196. Males had a median income of $37,188 versus $25,096 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,481. About 5.9% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Students in the Town of Black Creek are served by the school in the Village of Black Creek, Black Creek Elementary & Middle School, which is part of the Seymour Community School District. Part of the town is also served by the Shiocton School District.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 528
1880 1,285 143.4%
1890 1,377 7.2%
1900 1,482 7.6%
1910 1,006 −32.1%
1920 950 −5.6%
1930 843 −11.3%
1940 854 1.3%
1950 880 3.0%
1960 884 0.5%
1970 968 9.5%
1990 1,169
2000 1,268 8.5%
2010 1,259 −0.7%
(1980 Census Data unavailable)[7]

Transportation[edit]

WIS 47.svg
WIS 47 Northbound, routes to Shawano. Southbound, WIS 47 routes to Appleton.
WIS 54.svg
WIS 54 Westward routes to Shiocton and New London. Eastward WIS 54 routes to Seymour and Green Bay.
WIS County A.svg
Going Westbound County Hwy A routes to WIS 76. Going Eastbound Hwy A routes to WIS 47 and turns Southbound to Appleton, WI.
WIS County B.svg
Hwy B's West Terminus is WIS 47 and its East Terminus is Hwy PP.
WIS County P.svg
Going Eastbound Hwy P routes to WIS 47. Going Westbound Hwy P routes to WIS 187.
WIS County PP.svg
Hwy PP's Northern terminus is WIS 54 and is Southern terminus is WIS 47.
The Canadian National Railway, formerly known as the Soo Line Railroad, going Northbound routes to Shawano. Going Southbound it routes to Appleton.

Recreation[edit]

  • Fallen Timbers Environmental Center
  • Newton Blackmour State Trail
  • The Meadows Trails
  • Town Hall Park

Images[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Binghamton
  4. ^ United States Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing (1870 Data), retrieved December 27, 2013
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ 2010 Census, "Black Creek town data", Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing, retrieved December 27, 2013