Embarrass, Wisconsin

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Embarrass, Wisconsin
Village
Sign for Embarrass
Sign for Embarrass
Location of Embarrass, Wisconsin
Location of Embarrass, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°40′15″N 88°42′12″W / 44.67083°N 88.70333°W / 44.67083; -88.70333Coordinates: 44°40′15″N 88°42′12″W / 44.67083°N 88.70333°W / 44.67083; -88.70333
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waupaca
Area[1]
 • Total 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 404
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 409
 • Density 345.3/sq mi (133.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-23850[5]
GNIS feature ID 1564607[2]

Embarrass is a village in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 404 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Embarrass is located at 44°40′15″N 88°42′12″W / 44.67083°N 88.70333°W / 44.67083; -88.70333 (44.670716, -88.703361).[6] The village is located about halfway between Clintonville, and Shawano, on Wisconsin State Highway 22. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), of which, 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Name[edit]

Many of the early lumberjacks in the town were French Canadians. When they tried to send logs down the river they found it almost impossible because of the many snags and other debris, so they named it the Riviere Embarrase, embarrase being a French word meaning to impede, to obstruct, or to entangle.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 404 people, 144 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 345.3 inhabitants per square mile (133.3/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 129.1 per square mile (49.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 144 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 49.5 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 31.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 399 people, 156 households, and 117 families residing in the village. The population density was 331.5 people per square mile (128.4/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 136.2 per square mile (52.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.2% 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 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $29,091 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,932. About 1.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 119.