Fifield, Wisconsin

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Fifield, Wisconsin
Town
The old Fifield Town Hall, now the home of the Price County Historical Society Museum
The old Fifield Town Hall, now the home of the Price County Historical Society Museum
Location of Fifield, Wisconsin
Location of Fifield, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°52′55″N 90°16′52″W / 45.88194°N 90.28111°W / 45.88194; -90.28111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Price
Area
 • Total 156.5 sq mi (405.2 km2)
 • Land 149.4 sq mi (386.9 km2)
 • Water 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,558 ft (475 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 989
 • Density 6.6/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-25775[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583202[1]
Website http://www.tn.fifield.wi.gov/

Fifield is a town in Price County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 989 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Fifield is located in the community. The ghost town of Coolidge was also located in the town.

History[edit]

The town is named after Sam Fifield, a politician and businessperson who served as Wisconsin's 14th Lieutenant Governor.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 156.5 square miles (405.3 km²), of which, 149.4 square miles (386.9 km²) of it is land and 7.1 square miles (18.4 km²) of it (4.53%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 989 people, 436 households, and 283 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.6 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 5.1 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.10% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $44,917. Males had a median income of $32,212 versus $23,646 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,083. About 5.3% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 45°52′47″N 90°25′20″W / 45.87972°N 90.42222°W / 45.87972; -90.42222

Historic locations[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. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1885 edition. p. 416. 

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