Grantsburg, Wisconsin

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Village
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Coordinates: 45°46′49″N 92°44′2″W / 45.78028°N 92.73389°W / 45.78028; -92.73389Coordinates: 45°46′49″N 92°44′2″W / 45.78028°N 92.73389°W / 45.78028; -92.73389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Burnett
Area[1]
 • Total 3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Land 2.98 sq mi (7.72 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,341
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,322
 • Density 450.0/sq mi (173.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-30475[5]
GNIS feature ID 1583306[2]

Grantsburg is a village in Burnett County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,341 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Grantsburg.

Geography[edit]

Grantsburg is located at 45°46′49″N 92°41′4″W / 45.78028°N 92.68444°W / 45.78028; -92.68444 (45.780541, -92.684718).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.00 square miles (7.77 km2), of which, 2.98 square miles (7.72 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Grantsburg is situated on the Wood River, which is dammed on the western edge of town to form a small body of water, called Memory Lake. A playground and campsite have been built here. The Wood River continues west and south to the St. Croix River.

The terrain is generally flat, and the land around Grantsburg is heavily wooded, though there is substantial farm acreage, especially to the east and south. To the north and west, the land is sandy and of marginal agricultural use.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,341 people, 567 households, and 345 families residing in the village. The population density was 450.0 inhabitants per square mile (173.7 /km2). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 213.4 per square mile (82.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 1.0% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 567 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the village was 43.1 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,369 people, 565 households, and 332 families residing in the village. The population density was 459.8 people per square mile (177.4/km²). There were 590 housing units at an average density of 198.1 per square mile (76.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.06% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 1.83% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 565 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,423, and the median income for a family was $40,333. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,875. About 7.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Claim to fame[edit]

Grantsburg bills itself the "Gateway to Crex Meadows", the largest wildlife area in Wisconsin. The village has been a Wisconsin Bird City since 2011.[clarification needed]

Grantsburg held an early snowmobile skipping event (also known as snowmobile watercross) in 1977 and continues to host an annual International Watercross Association (IWA) Championship in July.[7]

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. ^ "Snowmobile Watercross Racing Photos". SnowRider Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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