Fairchild, Wisconsin

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Fairchild, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Fairchild within Wisconsin
Location of Fairchild within Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°37′31″N 91°0′2″W / 44.62528°N 91.00056°W / 44.62528; -91.00056Coordinates: 44°37′31″N 91°0′2″W / 44.62528°N 91.00056°W / 44.62528; -91.00056
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Eau Claire
Area[1]
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 550
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 562
 • Density 379.3/sq mi (146.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-24850[5]
GNIS feature ID 1583185[2]
Location of the village of Fairchild within Eau Claire County

Fairchild is a village in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 550 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Fairchild.

Geography[edit]

Fairchild is located at 44°35′58″N 90°57′34″W / 44.59944°N 90.95944°W / 44.59944; -90.95944 (44.599554, -90.959543).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), of which, 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 704
1930 1,007 43.0%
1940 1,098 9.0%
1950 1,120 2.0%
1960 1,016 −9.3%
1970 1,020 0.4%
1980 714 −30.0%
1990 504 −29.4%
2000 564 11.9%
2010 550 −2.5%
Est. 2013 562 2.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 550 people, 227 households, and 148 families residing in the village. The population density was 379.3 inhabitants per square mile (146.4 /km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 189.7 per square mile (73.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.2% White, 1.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 227 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 40 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 564 people, 210 households, and 136 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.4 people per square mile (149.2/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 162.1 per square mile (62.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.40% White, 1.24% Native American, and 0.35% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 210 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,625, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,729. About 12.7% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 32.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Media[edit]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[7]

Climate data for Fairchild, Wisconsin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −7
(19)
−3
(27)
4
(39)
13
(55)
20
(68)
25
(77)
28
(82)
26
(79)
21
(70)
14
(58)
6
(42)
−3
(26)
12
(53.5)
Average low °C (°F) −18
(0)
−14
(6)
−7
(20)
1
(34)
7
(45)
12
(54)
14
(58)
13
(56)
8
(47)
2
(36)
−4
(25)
−13
(9)
0.1
(32.5)
Precipitation cm (inches) 3
(1)
2
(0.8)
5
(2)
7.1
(2.8)
9.1
(3.6)
10.9
(4.3)
11.2
(4.4)
9.9
(3.9)
9.7
(3.8)
5.8
(2.3)
4.8
(1.9)
3
(1.2)
81.5
(32)
Avg. precipitation days 7 5 8 10 11 11 10 9 10 9 8 7 105
Source: Weatherbase [8]

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. ^ Climate Summary for Fairchild, Wisconisn
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on July 19, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Sanborn fire insurance map: 1894