Fall Creek, Wisconsin

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Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Fall Creek within Wisconsin
Location of Fall Creek within Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611Coordinates: 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Eau Claire
Area[1]
 • Total 2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,315
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,333
 • Density 635.3/sq mi (245.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-25125[5]
GNIS feature ID 1564839[2]
Location of Fall Creek within Eau Claire County

Fall Creek is a village in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,315 at the 2010 census. The village is located within and entirely surrounded by the Town of Lincoln.

Geography[edit]

Fall Creek is located at 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611 (44.762977, -91.276204).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), of which, 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,034
2000 1,236 19.5%
2010 1,315 6.4%
Est. 2013 1,322 0.5%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,315 people, 517 households, and 354 families residing in the village. The population density was 635.3 inhabitants per square mile (245.3 /km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 267.1 per square mile (103.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 517 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 476 households, and 337 families residing in the village. The population density was 786.1 people per square mile (304.0/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 314.8 per square mile (121.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.71% White, 0.24% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races.

There were 476 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,284, and the median income for a family was $47,986. Males had a median income of $34,444 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,566. About 5.0% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Bon Iver[edit]

Justin Vernon of the band Bon Iver purchased a veterinarian clinic in Fall Creek, which was converted into April Base Studios, a recording studio. The band's self-titled album was recorded in the studio, which was built partly over a now defunct indoor swimming pool. Vernon's reason for recording in Fall Creek was that "[it's] been a wonderful freedom, working in a place we built. It's also only three miles from the house I grew up in, and just ten minutes from the bar where my parents met."[7]

A James Blake song featuring Bon Iver is titled "Fall Creek Boys Choir" in reference to the town.

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. ^ Bon Iver

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