Danbury, Wisconsin

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Danbury
Bikoganaagan
Census-designated place
Danbury is located in Wisconsin
Danbury
Danbury
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 46°0′22″N 92°22′16″W / 46.00611°N 92.37111°W / 46.00611; -92.37111Coordinates: 46°0′22″N 92°22′16″W / 46.00611°N 92.37111°W / 46.00611; -92.37111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Burnett
Area
 • Total 1.264 sq mi (3.27 km2)
 • Land 1.264 sq mi (3.27 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 172
 • Density 140/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534

Danbury is an unincorporated census-designated place in Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] The community is located in the northwest corner of the Town of Swiss. Its ZIP code is 54830. As of the 2010 census, its population is 172.[2] The community is known to the local residents as the "Last stop to the Border", since it is located less than 1 mile (1 km) from Wisconsin's border with Minnesota, and main intersection in the community is located at the intersection of two state highways (Wisconsin Highway 35 and Wisconsin Highway 77).

Geography[edit]

Danbury is located at 46.006N. The longitude is -92.371W. It is in the Central Standard Time Zone. The elevation is 938 feet (286 m) above sea level.

Local events[edit]

  • Danbury Days is the 4th of July week end parade that draws over 2500 people each year with vendors and food.
  • Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is located on 80 acres (320,000 m2) wooded along the Yellow River. The park is a National historical site that consists of reconstructed fur trade posts that occupy the actual sites where they were once operated from 1802 to 1805. The trade post were re-discovered in 1969 by Harris and Francis Palmer and Gene and Lafayette Connor and information in the journals of George Nelson, the XY Company clerk, eventually led researchers to the site.
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians Band from the Lake Superior Chippewa holds it annual St. Croix Wild Rice Pow-wow hosting drums and singers from all over North America. The three-day celebration features drum and dance contests, huge feasts and a large variety of food and craft vendors.
  • The Village Players Community Theatre was formed in 1999 to provide theater for the Northwestern Wisconsin. The theater will provide a source of entertainment and opportunity for all participants, including acting, stage production, directing, and for the viewing audience.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,851 people and 1,312 households residing in the Danbury ZCTA. The racial makeup of the ZCTA was 91.1% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 6.1% Native American or Alaska Native, 0.1% Asian, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 1,312 households out of which 15.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9.3% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.57.

3.5% of the total population was under 5 years of age, 83.5% were 18 years and over, and 26.4% are 65 years and over.

The median household income in the ZCTA was $32,219, and the median income for a family was $37,845. Males had a median income of $31,133 versus $18,167 for females. The per capita income for the ZCTA was $17,596. About 5.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of individuals.

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